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Press Releases | Aug 4 2014

Buddhist Youth Step Up Momentum toward Nuclear Abolition, Spread Message of Peace

On August 2-3, 2014, youth representatives of the Soka Gakkai Buddhist association from Okinawa, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Tokyo held their 23rd annual Youth Peace Summit at the Soka Gakkai Nagasaki Peace Center. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 31 2014

Ambassador of Marshall Islands Gives Talk, Soka Gakkai Youth Kick Off "Nuclear Zero" Petition Drive

Ambassador of Marshall Islands Gives Talk, Soka Gakkai Youth Kick Off "Nuclear Zero" Petition Drive

On July 31, H.E. Tom D. Kijiner, Ambassador of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) to Japan, gave a talk at a Soka Gakkai student division symposium held at the Josei Toda International Center in Shinjuku, Tokyo. ... read more

Human Rights | Jul 26 2014

Soka Gakkai Holds Lecture on Minamata Disease and Building a Sustainable Society

Soka Gakkai Holds Lecture on Minamata Disease and Building a Sustainable Society

On July 26, Soka Gakkai members in Minamata City, Kyushu, invited Masazumi Yoshii, a former mayor of the city, to lecture on the impact of Minamata disease, mercury poisoning caused by industrial pollution that first broke out in the 1950s, and his efforts to rebuild and revitalize the city and its residents in the decades that followed. ... read more

Education | Jul 25 2014

TSA Holds Annual Soka Joy Summer Camps in Remote Areas

TSA Holds Annual Soka Joy Summer Camps in Remote Areas

During late June and July, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) organized Soka Joy Summer Camps at elementary schools in remote rural areas, mountainous regions and isolated islands of Taiwan. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jul 15 2014

SGI Promotes Role of FBOs in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response

SGI Promotes Role of FBOs in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response

On June 25, SGI and ACT Alliance co-organized a side event titled "The Role of Faith Based Organizations in Disaster Resilience" at the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) held from June 22-26 in Bangkok, Thailand. ... read more

Culture | Jul 6 2014

China National Peking Opera Company Performs in Japan

China National Peking Opera Company Performs in Japan

From May 9 to July 3, to celebrate the 120th birth anniversary of Peking Opera master Mei Lanfang (1894-1961), first president of the China National Peking Opera Company (CNPOC), the Min-On Concert Association invited the company to perform at some 30 venues throughout Japan. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jul 6 2014

SGI-Sweden Organizes Anti-nuclear Weapons Exhibition

SGI-Sweden Organizes Anti-nuclear Weapons Exhibition

From July 4-6, SGI-Sweden organized the showing of the anti-nuclear weapons exhibition "Everything You Treasure--For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons" (EYT), jointly created by SGI and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), during Almedalen Week 2014. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jun 30 2014

SGI-Korea Students Show Anti-nuclear Weapons Exhibition at 210 Venues

SGI-Korea Students Show Anti-nuclear Weapons Exhibition at 210 Venues

From May 1 to June 30, as part of SGI-Korea (KSGI)'s student group's UNIPEACE initiative, a specially created exhibition "Envisioning a World Free From Nuclear Weapons" was shown at some 210 venues including 150 universities across the country. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jun 29 2014

Friendship Exchanges between Youth from Taiwan Soka Association and Peking University

Friendship Exchanges between Youth from Taiwan Soka Association and Peking University

On May 29, a delegation of 25 students and faculty from China's Peking University (PKU) visited Taiwan Soka Association (TSA)'s Zhi Shan Culture Center in Taipei for a friendship exchange with TSA student group members. ... read more

Culture | Jun 22 2014

SGM Showcases Malaysian Printmaker Loo Foh Sang's Works

SGM Showcases Malaysian Printmaker Loo Foh Sang's Works

From June 7 to 22, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) hosted an exhibition titled "The Untiring Engraver--48 Years of Original Prints by Loo Foh Sang" at its Wisma Kebudayaan SGM center in Kuala Lumpur. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 12 2014

"Seeds of Hope" Shown in India, South Korea and Malaysia

"Seeds of Hope" Shown in India, South Korea and Malaysia

On June 2, in commemoration of World Environment Day (June 5), a 10-day showing of the exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change," jointly created by SGI and the Earth Charter International, opened at the Regional Labor Court in São Paulo, Brazil. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 11 2014

Seeds of Hope Exhibition Shown in Brazil and other Latin American Countries

Seeds of Hope Exhibition Shown in Brazil and other Latin American Countries

On June 2, in commemoration of World Environment Day (June 5), a 10-day showing of the exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change," jointly created by SGI and the Earth Charter International, opened at the Regional Labor Court in São Paulo, Brazil. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 8 2014

SGI-Italy Holds Nationwide Women's General Meetings

SGI-Italy Holds Nationwide Women's General Meetings

On June 8, SGI-Italy held Women's General Meetings at over 950 venues across the country including the cities of Cecina, Turin, Rome, Milan, Florence, Falconara Marittima, Bologna, Cagliari and Catania on the island of Sicily. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jun 2 2014

Nuclear Weapons Abolition Events Held in Japan and South Korea

Nuclear Weapons Abolition Events Held in Japan and South Korea

On May 11, Soka Gakkai youth members in Kansai, Japan, held a peace festival at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium themed "Create a World Free From Nuclear Weapons--The Future Is Yours to Change!" ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | May 31 2014

Soka Gakkai Japan Youth Delegation Visits China for Friendship Exchange

Soka Gakkai Japan Youth Delegation Visits China for Friendship Exchange

From May 21-31, a group of 20 Soka Gakkai youth members from Japan visited China for a friendship exchange hosted by the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF), continuing a tradition of exchange that began in 1979. ... read more