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Culture | Mar 27 2008

Chin-Shuan Cultural Foundation Sponsors Taiwan Tour of Professional Taiko Drum Troupe

From March 19-27, 2008, Maidaiko Aska-Gumi, a well-known Japanese taiko drum troupe, toured Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung in Taiwan. Chin-Shuan Cultural and Educational Foundation, founded by Taiwan Soka Association with an aim to promote cultural exchanges in Taiwan, sponsored the tour. On March 24, the group performed for the students ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 23 2008

Taiwan and Indonesia Members Study Nichiren's Writings with SGI-Asia Study Department Chief

On February 23-24, 2008, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) held study sessions on Nichiren Buddhism with SGI-Asia Study Department Chief Masaaki Morinaka at centers in Banciao, Changhua and Qianzhen. The 1,100 attendees had previously passed intermediate-level study examinations. Mr. Morinaka lectured on "The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life," one ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 23 2008

Latin America Study Session on Nichiren Buddhism Held in Brazil

On March 21-23, the third Latin America Study Session on Nichiren Buddhism was held at both the SGI-Brazil (BSGI) Dr. Daisaku Ikeda Culture Center and the BSGI Culture Center in São Paulo. Some 1,400 representatives from Brazil, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile and Uruguay ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 20 2008

SGI Youth Commemorate 50th Anniversary of March 16, 1958 with Activities Around the Globe

SGI-Australia members gathered for a commemorative meeting on March 16 at their culture center in Sydney while SGI-New Zealand youth gathered at several venues throughout the country from March 15-20. In Japan, representatives gathered at the Soka Culture Center in Shinanomachi, Tokyo, with Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada. Mr. Harada ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 20 2008

SGI-Indonesia Establishes New Chapter in Bali

On March 20, 2008, Soka Gakkai Indonesia (SGI-Indonesia) members gathered in Denpasar, the capital of Bali Province, to celebrate the establishment of a new chapter in Bali, SGI-Indonesia's 30th chapter. Representatives from the country's capital Jakarta as well as eight other countries also attended. Among the guests present were provincial ... read more

Culture | Mar 18 2008

Soka Gakkai Youth From Kyushu Visit South Korea for Exchange Meeting

From March 15-18, 2008, Soka Gakkai youth representatives from Kyushu, southern Japan, participated in a Korea-Japan Goodwill Trip. This was the fifth exchange between Soka Gakkai Kyushu and SGI-Korea members. On March 15, the Japanese delegation visited the SGI-Korea headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. On March 16, the group participated ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 16 2008

5,000 SGI-Europe Youth Gather in Milan, Italy

On March 16, 2008, some 5,000 SGI youth from 35 countries throughout Europe gathered for an SGI-Europe Youth General Meeting held at the Datch Forum in Milan, Italy, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of March 16, 1958, when second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda entrusted the mission of creating lasting ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 16 2008

SGI-Hong Kong and SGI-Macau Hold Youth Meetings

On March 16, 2008, SGI youth in Hong Kong and Macau gathered at their respective centers to commemorate the 50th anniversary of March 16, 1958, a significant day in SGI's history. In Hong Kong, some 600 youth leaders met at the SGI-Hong Kong Culture Center. Youth Leader Ngan Sai Fong, ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 16 2008

SGI-Peru Members Meet

On March 16, 2008, SGI-Peru youth gathered at their center in Lima, commemorating the 50th anniversary of March 16, a significant day in SGI's history. Representatives related experiences of gaining friendship and trust through dialogue and shared determinations to become capable persons who can contribute to society. SGI-Peru men and ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 16 2008

SGI Members in Africa Commemorate March 16

On March 16, 2008, SGI members in African countries gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of March 16, 1958, which is the day second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda, just weeks prior to his death, met with 6,000 Soka Gakkai youth and bequeathed to them his deeply held purpose of ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Mar 16 2008

Building a Culture of Peace Exhibition in Luxembourg

The Festival was attended by about 20,000 people who visited the 160 booths with displays by associations from other countries, political parties, unions and peace organizations, as well as stands providing information from the government about immigration. In 2007, Luxembourg's population consisted of 277,900 inhabitants of Luxembourg nationality and 198,300 ... read more

Interfaith | Mar 16 2008

Singapore Soka Association Holds Youth for Peace Interfaith Symposium

Titled "Humanizing Religions, Creating Peace," this event was an initiative of the Singapore Soka Association (SSA) youth aimed at raising awareness among young people of the importance of promoting peace and harmony and encouraging youth members of the various religious organizations in Singapore to be more proactive in interfaith relations ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Mar 12 2008

African Union Ambassador to the USA Meets with SGI-USA Youth

On March 12, 2008, Her Excellency Ambassador Amina Salum Ali met with SGI-USA youth leaders and staff at the SGI Plaza in Santa Monica, California. The ambassador serves as the envoy of the African Union to the USA in Washington, D.C. and represents more than 50 African countries. Prior to ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 8 2008

SGI 2008 Spring Training Course Held in Japan

From March 4-8, 2008, some 220 representatives from 60 countries and territories around the world participated in SGI's Spring Training Course in Japan. During the opening session on March 4 held at the Soka International Friendship Hall in Sendagaya, Tokyo, representatives from Mauritius and Poland shared activity reports. SGI Women's ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 5 2008

SGI President Shares Inspiration from Global Figures at March 2008 Monthly Soka Gakkai Leaders Meeting

In his address, Mr. Ikeda focused on the important role of youth in all spheres of life, drawing on the examples of eminent scientists Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein who made revolutionary discoveries while in their 20s. He affirmed that it is the passion and energy of youth that ... read more