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Culture | Aug 15 2014 New

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

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

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

Culture | May 2 2014

Taiwan Soka Association Hosts International Conference on Social Impact of Museums

Taiwan Soka Association Hosts International Conference on Social Impact of Museums

On May 2, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) hosted one day of a multi-venue conference on "The Social Impact of Museums" at its Zhi Shan Culture Center. An exhibition created by TSA titled "Museums in Action" that explores the mission and role of museums in the service of society and as agents of social change was on display. ... read more

Culture | Apr 30 2014

SGI-UK Organize Second International Jazz Day Concert, "Ode to the Human Spirit"

SGI-UK Organize Second International Jazz Day Concert, "Ode to the Human Spirit"

"Ode to The Human Spirit," a sold-out evening of jazz organized by SGI-UK at London's Kings Place on April 30 to mark UNESCO International Jazz Day 2014, brought together a great array of jazz talent, including U.S. multireedist, composer and SGI-USA member Bennie Maupin, best known for his work on "Bitches Brew" with Miles Davis and "Head Hunters" with Herbie Hancock. ... read more

Culture | Dec 27 2013

Impressionism Exhibition Shown at Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

Impressionism Exhibition Shown at Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

On October 22, the exhibition "Impressionists at the Waterside--Depicting Urban Resorts: Paris, the Seine, and Normandy" opened at the SGI-affiliated Tokyo Fuji Art Museum (TFAM) in Hachioji, Japan, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the museum's founding in 1983. ... read more

Culture | Dec 8 2013

Min-On Commemorates 50th Anniversary with Power of Music Symposium Series

Min-On Commemorates 50th Anniversary with Power of Music Symposium Series

On October 22, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its founding by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda on October 18, 1963, the Min-On Concert Association launched "The Power of Music" symposium series with a special lecture held at Tsuda Hall in Tokyo. ... read more

Culture | Oct 11 2013

Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra Performs at SGI-Venezuela Celebration

Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra Performs at SGI-Venezuela Celebration

On October 11, the world renowned Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra was invited to perform at a concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of SGI-Venezuela (SGIV)'s founding at the Center for Social Action Through Music in Caracas. The concert was open to the public. ... read more

Culture | Sep 15 2013

SGI Centers in Europe Open on European Heritage Days

SGI Centers in Europe Open on European Heritage Days

In September SGI centers around Europe marked the European Heritage Days initiative, holding open days with a variety of cultural and recreational activities. ... read more

Culture | Sep 8 2013

TSA Co-organizes Cross-Strait Exhibition of Children's Paintings

TSA Co-organizes Cross-Strait Exhibition of Children's Paintings

If adults tried to perceive the world through the eyes of children, the world would be a more peaceful and beautiful place. This is what Lai Wu-hsiung, senior instructor at the National Taiwan University of Arts, posited in his speech at the opening of "Treasure of the Future: A Children's Drawing Exhibition." ... read more

Culture | Sep 8 2013

Soka Gakkai Marks 45th Anniversary of Ikeda's Proposal for Normalization of Sino-Japanese Relations

Soka Gakkai Marks 45th Anniversary of Ikeda's Proposal for Normalization of Sino-Japanese Relations

On September 8, Chancellor Wang Wan of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Japan visited the Soka International Women's Center in Tokyo to give a lecture titled "Reflecting the Origins of China-Japan Friendship" to an audience of 200 women. ... read more

Culture | Aug 24 2013

SGI-Indonesia Holds Culture Festival Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day

SGI-Indonesia Holds Culture Festival Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day

On August 24, SGI-Indonesia held a culture festival on the island of Batam, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia, in celebration of Indonesia's 68th Independence Day (August 17). ... read more

Culture | Aug 13 2013

Soka Gakkai Japan Youth Delegation Visits China for Friendship Exchange

Soka Gakkai Japan Youth Delegation Visits China for Friendship Exchange

Continuing a tradition of exchange that began in 1979 and despite high levels of tension in official relations between the two countries, a group of 20 Soka Gakkai youth members from Japan visited China from August 8-13, hosted by the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF). ... read more

Culture | Jul 29 2013

SGI-Korea Youth Band Performs at International Junior Art Festival

SGI-Korea Youth Band Performs at International Junior Art Festival

SGI-Korea's Arirang Fife-and-Drum Corps performed at the 12th Gangneung International Junior Art Festival (IJAF) from July 26-29. ... read more

Culture | Jun 15 2013

Taiwan Soka Association Brings Art to Schools and Cosponsors Capa Exhibition

Taiwan Soka Association Brings Art to Schools and Cosponsors Capa Exhibition

Beginning in March, volunteer guides from Taiwan Soka Association's (TSA) art and culture centers have been travelling to schools in urban and remote rural areas throughout the island to introduce children to the world of Taiwanese art. ... read more