Discuss Japan > Timelines > PM Abe’s Speech At Davos Meeting “Pundits used to say that Japan was at dusk, or the land of the setting sun. They said that for a country as mature as Japan, growth would be impossible. These arguments were made to sound almost legitimate. You can see what Japan’s psyche was like before I took office as Prime Minister. “Hardly can you hear any such voices now. Our growth rate has changed dramatically, from negative growth to positive. In six years’ time, the Olympics and the Paralympics will come to Tokyo. People are now more vibrant and upbeat. It is not twilight, but a new dawn that is breaking over Japan.” And Prime Minster closed his speech saying, “Japan has sworn an oath never again to wage a war. We have never stopped and will continue to be wishing for the world to be at peace. It is my fervent hope that, through Abenomics, we can create a vibrant Japan that can bring about peace and prosperity in the region, and in the world.”

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Timelines  Jan 22, 2014

PM Abe’s Speech At Davos Meeting “Pundits used to say that Japan was at dusk, or the land of the setting sun. They said that for a country as mature as Japan, growth would be impossible. These arguments were made to sound almost legitimate. You can see what Japan’s psyche was like before I took office as Prime Minister. “Hardly can you hear any such voices now. Our growth rate has changed dramatically, from negative growth to positive. In six years’ time, the Olympics and the Paralympics will come to Tokyo. People are now more vibrant and upbeat. It is not twilight, but a new dawn that is breaking over Japan.” And Prime Minster closed his speech saying, “Japan has sworn an oath never again to wage a war. We have never stopped and will continue to be wishing for the world to be at peace. It is my fervent hope that, through Abenomics, we can create a vibrant Japan that can bring about peace and prosperity in the region, and in the world.”

Full text:
http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/96_abe/statement/201401/22speech_e.html

PM Abe’s Speech At Davos Meeting

“Pundits used to say that Japan was at dusk, or the land of the setting sun. They said that for a country as mature as Japan, growth would be impossible. These arguments were made to sound almost legitimate. You can see what Japan’s psyche was like before I took office as Prime Minister.

“Hardly can you hear any such voices now. Our growth rate has changed dramatically, from negative growth to positive. In six years’ time, the Olympics and the Paralympics will come to Tokyo. People are now more vibrant and upbeat. It is not twilight, but a new dawn that is breaking over Japan.” 

And Prime Minster closed his speech saying, “Japan has sworn an oath never again to wage a war. We have never stopped and will continue to be wishing for the world to be at peace. It is my fervent hope that, through Abenomics, we can create a vibrant Japan that can bring about peace and prosperity in the region, and in the world.”

 

Full text: 

http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/96_abe/statement/201401/22speech_e.html

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