Think of people whom you’ve not met in your life.

Heard in one of the morning prayers.

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Something I wish I’d heard from the Japanese government at their side event: Japan is smaller than California.  There are 54 nuclear reactors in the small archipelagos, on constantly moving plates.  This is insane.

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Women do 66% of the world’s work, earn 10% of the world’s income, and own 1% of the world’s property.

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It is essential that we respect Mother Nature when we think of rural life.  I believe that we should implement more scientific evidence to our educational programs.  We also should change the tendency to make things only economically efficient.

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Making this kind of event itself is beyond my imagination!  But I wanted to see more Asians and more farmers.  Rural women mean farmers, but all I saw were representatives of BIG organizations.