81 Total Quotes

Junichiro Koizumi Quotes

Did you know that the word "tsunami," which is now being used worldwide, is a Japanese word? This is indicative of the extent to which Japan has been subject to frequent tsunami disasters in the past.
Junichiro Koizumi
#Japanese Statesman

I have advocated postal reform for many years. The parliament said it was an absurd argument. The people have said it was the right thing,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Parliament

I am hopeful that the capture of Saddam will promote stability and be a big step in the right direction for the reconstruction of Iraq,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Direction

will further deepen our economic cooperation to strengthen mutual confidence, so that in the future we can sign a peace treaty.
Junichiro Koizumi
#Confidence

We agreed to make every effort to cooperate in the reconstruction and development of democracy in Iraq,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Democracy

I will put the right people in the right places, people who are willing to reform,
Junichiro Koizumi
#People

The upper house decided that postal privatization is not needed. So I would like to ask the general public whether it supports or opposes it. That's why I dissolved Parliament, ... I will do my best to win the elections so that I can continue the reforms.
Junichiro Koizumi
#Ask

In addition to expressing regret for the last war, we will contribute to world peace and prosperity by never again going to war and based on our course of history in the 60 years since the war ended,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Peace

I hope the investment agreement will become a major step forward towards closer economic cooperation,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Agreement

I accept the judgment of the people with a sense of great responsibility, and will work to pass the postal reform bills as soon as possible.
Junichiro Koizumi
#Judgment

Some people call me a weirdo or worse. But I think I'm a man of common sense and a mild-mannered one at that,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Common Sense

I thought it would be okay for the LDP to get a simple majority but people gave us even better results than we had expected. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Majority

I thought it would be OK for the LDP to get a simple majority, but people gave us even better results than we had expected,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Majority

We'll never wage a war, but we should clearly state a possession of troops for self-defense so they're not misunderstood as unconstitutional,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Defense

In order that the imperial throne be continued into the future in a stable manner, the government will submit a bill to reform the Imperial Household Law in line with recommendations.
Junichiro Koizumi
#Future

I would like the Chinese side to do their utmost from now on to prevent a recurrence so this type of thing does not happen,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Chinese

We believe that the role that Japan has played provides a solid basis for its assumption of permanent membership on the Security Council.
Junichiro Koizumi
#Assumption

I went with various feelings, including wishes for Japan's peace and prosperity,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Feelings

The purpose of my visit was to sincerely mourn those who gave their lives for their country, abandoning their families against their will, during the course of our country's history since the Meiji Restoration (in 1868),
Junichiro Koizumi
#Country

There have been calls for more fiscal spending and an increase in public works, and demands that an extra budget be compiled,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Budget

With the cooling U.S. economy and a series of profit warnings from tech firms both at home and abroad, high tech shares appear too risky at the moment to handle,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Economy

An article whereby the existence of the nation's Self-Defense Forces can be interpreted as running counter to the Constitution is absurd,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Constitution

On the strength of strong public support, I will have (the postal reform bills) passed within this session,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Reform

The visit is not intended to justify or glorify World War Two, but I want to pay respect and gratitude to those who, against their own will, were pulled into battle and died,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Gratitude

I want to ask the public whether they choose the reformist LDP or those who oppose postal privatization,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Ask

The fight against terrorism is not over yet, ... Through international cooperation, Japan will work hard ... to prevent and eradicate terrorism.
Junichiro Koizumi
#Cooperation

actively contribute to world peace and stability.
Junichiro Koizumi
#Peace

I saw the various museum displays including scenes of torture while feeling heartfelt remorse and sorrow over the great pain and suffering inflicted on South Koreans by Japan's colonial rule,
Junichiro Koizumi
#Pain

We will never wage war again, ... But we should make it clear that maintaining a force for self-defense is not against the constitution.
Junichiro Koizumi
#Defense

I think the conclusion should be reached from the viewpoint of food safety.
Junichiro Koizumi
#Food