US Embassy Minister-Counselor Visits Soka Gakkai
On January 30, 2008, Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs W. Michael Meserve and his deputy Mark Napper of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo visited the Soka Gakkai headquarters and met with Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada and Vice President Kenji Yoshigo at the Seikyo Press building in Shinanomachi, Tokyo. They discussed how to surmount the complex problems that stand in the way of realizing peace and security in the global community. Mr. Harada introduced the Soka Gakkai's peace ideals which are the legacy of its first three presidents and the SGI members' grassroots networks and activities that transcend national boundaries and support world peace efforts. Mr. Meserve commented that the SGI is a positive role model for its solidarity. They also discussed SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's role in furthering Sino-Japanese friendship.
[Adapted from an article in the January 31, 2008 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]