All-China Youth Federation Delegates Arrive in Japan
On March 28, a Chinese youth delegation, comprising members of the All-China Youth Federation, arrived in Japan at the invitation of the Soka Gakkai Youth Division. The group visited the Kansai Culture Center in Tennoji-ku, Osaka City, and received a warm welcome from local leaders and youth. The Kansai Boys and Girls Chorus sang songs in greeting. Zhang Xuejun, leader of the delegation and vice chair of the Children's Work Committee, introduced the history of exchanges between Soka Gakkai and Chinese youth, at the suggestion of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda some 20 years ago. He stated that youth are the future and the foundation of friendship between China and Japan. He expressed hopes that the current visit would contribute toward establishing lasting friendship between their two countries.