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  • Soka Gakkai Youth from Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Okinawa and Tokyo Hold Annual Peace Summit

    On August 2-3, some 50 Soka Gakkai youth representatives from Okinawa, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Tokyo held their 23rd annual Youth Peace Summit at the Soka Gakkai Nagasaki Peace Center. At the summit, the youth shared reports on activities in their respective areas organized under the SOKA Global Action peace campaign that was launched in January 2014. Reports included activities such as 40 hibakusha (A-bomb survivor) lectures that aim to ensure the voices of hibakusha are passed onto the younger generation toward the abolition of nuclear weapons, as well as activities supporting the reconstruction of the Tohoku region following the March 11,

  • SGI Makes Donations in Support of Relief Efforts

    On July 27, at its Taoyuan Culture Center, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) held a prayer service for victims of the July 23 TransAsia Airways plane that crashed in Taiwan's Penghu Islands. TSA General Director Lin Chao led the service at which prayers were offered for the repose of those who lost their lives in the crash and for the rapid recovery of all those affected. Following gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung on July 31, TSA set up a relief center and dispatched bottled water to those affected, some of whom had been left without water and electricity. On August

  • Buddhist Youth Step Up Momentum toward Nuclear Abolition, Spread Message of Peace

    NAGASAKI: On August 2-3, 2014, youth representatives of the Soka Gakkai Buddhist association from Okinawa, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Tokyo held their 23rd annual Youth Peace Summit at the Soka Gakkai Nagasaki Peace Center. Some 50 youth peace committee representatives reported on activities organized under the SOKA Global Action peace campaign launched in January 2014. These include 40 lectures given across Japan by hibakusha, survivors of the atomic bombings, as well as activities in support of the reconstruction of the Tohoku region and friendship exchanges with Japan's Asian neighbors. Participants also planned an accelerated schedule of activities for 2015 to mark the

  • Ambassador of Marshall Islands Gives Talk, Soka Gakkai Youth Kick Off "Nuclear Zero" Petition Drive

    On July 31, H.E. Tom D. Kijiner, Ambassador of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) to Japan, gave a talk at a Soka Gakkai student division symposium held at the Josei Toda International Center in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The symposium was organized under the SOKA Global Action peace campaign launched nationwide in January 2014. Ambassador Kijiner described the history of nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands and answered questions about RMI's decision in April 2014 to file cases in the International Court of Justice and other courts challenging all nine nuclear-armed nations to keep their legal and moral obligations to disarm. Between

  • Soka Gakkai Holds Lecture on Minamata Disease and Building a Sustainable Society

    On July 26, Soka Gakkai members in Minamata City, Kyushu, invited Masazumi Yoshii, a former mayor of the city, to lecture on the impact of Minamata disease, mercury poisoning caused by industrial pollution that first broke out in the 1950s, and efforts to rebuild and revitalize the city and its residents in the decades that followed. Mr. Yoshii, Minamata City mayor from 1994 to 2002 and a member of the city council since 1975, was instrumental in improving interpersonal relationships within the community that were damaged due to Minamata disease and the resulting stigmatization. Further, in attempt to transform the residents'


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