Calling his mission the “bloodless Heisei restoration,” Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama kicked off a 36-day extraordinary Diet session Monday pledging to revamp postwar politics and establish a society based on his notion of fraternity.

But his policy speech to the Diet, which was full of catchphrases, anecdotes and quotes, was short on specifics, especially regarding how to finance the Democratic Party of Japan’s election promises.

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