SGI Members Meet in Fiji and Russia
On August 16, 2008, SGI-Fiji members gathered for a district meeting in Lautoka, the second largest city in Fiji. Two members shared how their Buddhist practice positively impacted their daily lives. SGI-Oceania Chair Richard Sasaki encouraged everyone to challenge to develop into a person who is trusted in society.
On September 6, SGI-Russia members met in Moscow to commemorate the 34th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Russia. Some 100 members attended from St. Petersburg, Moscow, and even from cities several hundreds kilometers away, such as Nizhny Novgorod. SGI-Russia leaders Takeshi Yamakawa and Mariko Yashiki encouraged those attending to harmoniously unite for people's happiness and peace in the country.
[Adapted from articles in the September 10 and 20, 2008 issues of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]