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Since ancient times, people from throughout Asia have brought to Japan their talents, knowledge and energy, helping to lay the basis for Japan’s existence as…
But I think we need to remember that democracy everywhere is by its nature incomplete, a work in progress.
In the past, human society provided encouragement and opportunity for people to extend support to each other, especially in highly stressful situations.
All people have a natural desire to be needed, to have their importance to others tangibly confirmed.
Poems and songs penned as an unstoppable outpouring of the heart take on a life of their own. They transcend the limits of nationality and…
Leadership that exploits and sacrifices young people on the altar of its goals is nothing more than raw, demonic power. Genuine leadership is found in…
To communicate the truths of history is an act of hope for the future.
A healthy vision of the future is not possible without an accurate knowledge of the past.
I firmly believe that the mission of religion in the 21st century must be to contribute concretely to the peaceful coexistence of humankind.
Extreme poverty threatens people’s right to life itself and makes impossible the enjoyment of the rights and freedoms essential to a humane way of life.
Where there is an absence of international political leadership, civil society should step in to fill the gap, providing the energy and vision needed to…
Men and women who know the brutal reality of war, who know that war strips people of their very humanity, must unite in a new…
Faced with stress, too many people feel they have nowhere to turn to, that they don’t have access to the kind of friendships or communities…
We must take steps to prevent further nuclear weapons development or modernization.
The wisdom and experience of older people is a resource of inestimable worth. Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the…
So long as nuclear weapons continue to exist, so will the temptation to threaten others with overwhelming military force.
Rather than turning away from the staggering scale and depth of misery caused by war, we must strive to develop our capacity to empathize and…
A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and, further, will enable a change…
No one is born hating others.
You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway…
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