Tomodachi Spring 2014



 “It is the responsibility of our generation to rebuild a robust Japanese economy in which young people are able to believe that the future will be bright. We will vigorously launch the ’three prongs’ of economic revival, namely bold monetary policy, flexible fiscal policy, and a growth strategy that encourages private sector investment. We will be unable to deal with the dramatically changing global economy if we employ the same methods we have used until now.Japan’s economic growth depends on our will and our courage to set out to sea and sailwithout hesitation through the rough waves of the megacompetition encompassing the globe.”
 From Policy Speech by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the 183rd Session of the Diet, February 28, 2013

 This character, kokorozashi, represents a strong will to carry out one’s convictions.