In her first parliamentary face-off with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, newly elected opposition leader Renho on Wednesday unleashed a scathing criticism of Abenomics, accusing the administration of trying to whitewash its failure to galvanize a stagnant economy.

Renho, who only goes by one name and who became president of the main opposition Democratic Party earlier this month, approached the Upper House podium with an air of confidence before spending about half of her 30-minute speech blasting the state of the economy.

She pointed out that the nation is still mired in deflation, framing Abenomics only half finished after acknowledging its initial success in lowering the yen against the dollar and spurring an uptick in stock prices.