Fourth Abe cabinet
With a strong sense of the weight of my responsibility, I will manage the administration with humility. The economy will continue to be the top priority.
Low birth rate, aging population
Review the use of consumption tax revenues and spend 2 trillion yen for policies to reform the social security system to benefit all generations, compiling a policy package by early December.
Compile by yearend a supplementary budget for measures to strengthen agriculture, forestry, and fisheries and other policies.
North Korea situation
Apply maximum pressure to create a situation where North Korea will seek to engage in dialogue.
I do not have a predetermined schedule (to promulgate a revised constitution in 2020). We must persevere in efforts to form a broad consensus.
Appointment of BOJ governor
I have faith in Governor Kuroda’s capability. No decision has been made at all (with regard to his successor after his term ends next April).