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Humanitarian Activities | Aug 24 2014

Soka Gakkai's Relief Efforts in Response to Floods and Landslides in Japan

Soka Gakkai's Relief Efforts in Response to Floods and Landslides in Japan

In mid-August, the prefectures of Hiroshima, Kyoto and Gifu in Japan experienced torrential rain of record proportions which caused disruptions to transportation, floods and landslides. In response to the August 16-17 floods that especially affected Kyoto and Gifu prefectures, Soka Gakkai in Kyoto set up an emergency relief center and dispatched ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 15 2014

Toda Institute Sponsors Music and Peacebuilding Workshop; Participates in International Peace Research Conference

Toda Institute Sponsors Music and Peacebuilding Workshop; Participates in International Peace Research Conference

The SGI-affiliated Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research held a senior research fellows meeting and a workshop on music and peacebuilding in Istanbul prior to the 25th International Peace Research Association (IPRA) General Conference held there in mid-August. ... read more

Culture | Aug 15 2014

SGI Members in Singapore and Paraguay Perform at Anniversary Celebrations

SGI Members in Singapore and Paraguay Perform at Anniversary Celebrations

On August 9, some 640 members of Singapore Soka Association (SSA) performed during Singapore's National Day Parade 2014. ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 11 2014

SGI-Europe Holds Annual Summer Study Sessions in Milan and Trets

SGI-Europe Holds Annual Summer Study Sessions in Milan and Trets

From July 24-27, SGI-Europe's annual summer study sessions were held on the outskirts of Milan, Italy. Some 500 people of all ages from 31 countries including Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the UK attended. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Aug 9 2014

Soka Gakkai Youth from Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Okinawa and Tokyo Hold Annual Peace Summit

Soka Gakkai Youth from Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Okinawa and Tokyo Hold Annual Peace Summit

On August 2-3, some 50 Soka Gakkai youth representatives from Okinawa, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Tokyo held their 23rd annual Youth Peace Summit at the Soka Gakkai Nagasaki Peace Center. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Aug 5 2014

SGI-Philippines Joins Workshop on Role of Faith-Based Communities in Crisis Response

SGI-Philippines Joins Workshop on Role of Faith-Based Communities in Crisis Response

From August 4-5, SGI-Philippines participated in a workshop titled "Mobilizing Faith-Based Communities for Crisis Response." The workshop was co-organized by the Office of the United Nations and International Organizations of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of the Philippines and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the DFA auditorium in the City of Pasay, Metro Manila. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Aug 5 2014

SGI Makes Donations in Support of Relief Efforts

SGI Makes Donations in Support of Relief Efforts

On July 27, at its Taoyuan Culture Center, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) held a prayer service for victims of the July 23 TransAsia Airways plane that crashed in Taiwan's Penghu Islands. ... read more

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