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As a country with experience of coping with earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters, Japan believes in emphasizing the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction. We therefore prioritize investment in disaster prevention and post-disaster improvements under a policy of Build Back Better (BBB).

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Never judge a book by its "spine".

Never judge a book by its "spine".
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We must learn from our struggles.

We must learn from our struggles.
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A hug is a display of love that begins on the physical end of the spectrum

A hug is a display of love that begins on the physical end of the spectrum but bleeds into the emotional end of the spectrum if you let it, if you give into it. It’s the most innocent, pure form of physical human connection there is. It only takes two wil
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Dare to be different. The world is full of the ordinary.

Dare to be different. The world is full of the ordinary.
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being the woman that i am will make a way out of no way..[these are the wor

being the woman that i am will make a way out of no way..[these are the words of all women of color who assert who they are, who create sound out of silence, and who build worlds out of remnants. (282
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I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I'

I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I'm done is write another one. Then I don't feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away. That's why I tend to work with the same people I really befriend them.
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There is a new model of leadership in the world that rides on the premise t

There is a new model of leadership in the world that rides on the premise that every single person in the organisation can be a leader. Titles are important for structure and order, but real power does not come from titles.
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Before I can say anything, It dissolves in my throat And turns into tears.

Before I can say anything, It dissolves in my throat And turns into tears.
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The only difference between meditation and non meditation is that when we m

The only difference between meditation and non meditation is that when we meditate we are not grasping anything or trying to do anything: instead we are releasing ourselves to our lives, with trust that our lives are all we need. (78)
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God doesn't expect us to be a walking encyclopedia of biblical knowledge. H

God doesn't expect us to be a walking encyclopedia of biblical knowledge. He wants us to know Him, to be in a relationship with Him. This means not only hearing but allowing our understanding of God to change the way we live. Like the wise builder who lai
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And is not peace, in the last analysis, basically a matter of human rights

And is not peace, in the last analysis, basically a matter of human rights -- the right to live out our lives without fear of devastation – the right to breathe air as nature provided it -- the right of future generations to a healthy existence?" (John F.
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You can't overdose on friends, only enemies.

You can't overdose on friends, only enemies.
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