Soka Gakkai International
Buddhism in Action for Peace
History & Philosophy
Stories and reflections on the Buddhist approach to life
Building on the child-centered educational philosophy of Soka Gakkai founder Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, the Soka education system was founded by Daisaku Ikeda in order to foster global citizens who will contribute to society and help strengthen the foundations of peace. In Japan, the Soka education system runs from kindergarten to graduate study. Kindergartens have also been opened in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Brazil and Korea. Soka University of America (SUA) in Aliso Viejo, California, offers a unique liberal arts program focused on study of global issues.