47 Total Quotes

Joichi Ito Quotes

Internet penetration in Italy is quite low and the Berlusconi media machine controls most of what people see.
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#Japanese Businessman

If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism, they have won.
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#Japanese Businessman #Human Rights

Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific.
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#Japanese Businessman #Democracy

Upholding human rights is not merely compatible with fighting terrorism, it is essential.
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#Japanese Businessman #Fighting

I agree that it is not just the extremists who harbor bad thoughts or engage in bad acts, but they are usually the source of the polarization and try to keep education and communication of the main stream from moving forward.
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#Japanese Businessman #Acts

I think it's important to remember that Hitler was human and that we always need to be aware of the risk allowing anyone to have so much power.
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#Japanese Businessman

I fear that my jokes will be misinterpreted and the irony lost. I fear that someone will take offense. I fear that a post will sound boastful.
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#Fear #Japanese Businessman

I have had a great deal of interaction with Koreans and feel a fairly strong bond with Korea.
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#Japanese Businessman

In a world where discovery is more important than delivery, it's the people who find, remix and direct attention to old stuff that should be rewarded, not the people who deliver it or sit on it waiting for someone to show up.
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#Japanese Businessman

The US constitution's First Amendment rights only cover Americans, but I believe that in a democracy the competition of ideas and free speech should combat beliefs that it does not agree with - more speech and debate, not censorship.
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#Japanese Businessman

It also brings me hope that we can resolve conflicts in our regions by connecting people and fighting against extremism in all of our countries.
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#Japanese Businessman

It would be easy to define terrorism as attacks against human rights and international humanitarian law forbids attacks against innocent non-combatants which is often the definition used for terrorism.
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#Japanese Businessman #Human Rights

For some reason, I grew up generally believing that Japan and Korea were quite friendly. I do know that there is some bad history and the extremists on both sides are unreasonable.
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#Japanese Businessman #Reason

Most creative work is a process of people passing ideas and inspirations from the past into the future and adding their own creativity along the way.
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#Japanese Businessman

When there is a huge force pressing down on freedoms, sub-cultures with more creativity and power are likely to form.
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#Japanese Businessman

There was a very convincing argument made that the extremists have won and the aggression is now supported by the majority, therefore fighting until surrender was the only alternative.
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#Japanese Businessman #Aggression

I have always viewed my role as a sort of ambassador or bridge between groups to help provide a dialog.
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#Japanese Businessman

The idea of trying to fight against extremism was written off as naive.
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#Japanese Businessman

Money creates a power relationship between the payer and the payee.
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#Japanese Businessman

We have a long way to go before we are able to hear the voices of everyone on earth, but I believe that providing voices and building bridges is essential for the World Peace we all wish for.
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#Japanese Businessman #Earth

Now that our media companies and it appears are policies are traded for cash, what is there to check the continuing consolidation of power and diminishing of democracy?
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#Media