Soka Gakkai Remembers Victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake
On January 17, the eleventh anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake, Soka Gakkai held memorial services at the Kansai Culture Center in Osaka City and nine other centers throughout Hyogo Prefecture. In a solemn ceremony, friends and relatives prayed for the repose of those who died in the quake. Soka Gakkai Kansai Advisor Ryozo Nishiguchi led the service at the Hyogo Culture Center in Kobe City. Soka Gakkai Kansai Area Chief Takeshi Fujiwara attended a service at the Kansai Culture Center and encouraged everyone to dedicate themselves to the happiness of the people in their local communities and to develop into individuals who can inspire hope in those around them.