I believe that changing government power is the true reform.
I am shy, withdrawn and not good at speaking. Kan can ably explain to the public in a manner in which they can understand.
A number of people are concerned about the Japanese politics. In order to meet people's expectations, we will do our best to realize a change of government.
Once a politician says a nation is a 'threat' to the Japanese people, then something must be done to remove that threat. That is why not even the prime minister has mentioned (such a threat).
We have only one goal We will force the ruling coalition to a minority status in next year's upper house election. With this momentum, we will realize a change of power.
We aim at taking over the government, and we will make strenuous efforts in our political and everyday activities.
The true nature of the party has not changed. It is still dependent on bureaucrats, leaving everything up to them. In reforming the expressway public corporations, the party said it would not build new roads, but in the end it reached the conclusion that it would construct all planned roads.
The Constitution is the fundamental rule for people to live in society. If the rule no longer suits the lives of the general public due to changing times, it should be changed. That goes for regular laws as well as the Constitution.
It was a meaningful victory. We regained our confidence.
I will stake my whole soul and body to secure the power of the Democratic Party of Japan.
I feel great responsibility when I consider the tasks ahead - the renewal of our party and our road to power.
The election was one in which voters gave their verdict on the frayed Koizumi administration.