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  • SGI Promotes Role of FBOs in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response

    On June 25, SGI and ACT Alliance co-organized a side event titled "The Role of Faith Based Organizations in Disaster Resilience" at the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) held from June 22-26 in Bangkok, Thailand. AMCDRR was organized by the Royal Thai Government and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Some 50 people, including government, NGO, and faith-based organizations (FBOs) representatives attended the side event, which aimed to promote greater recognition among government and UN agencies of the unique role of FBOs in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and response. Representatives of ACT Alliance, a coalition of more

  • China National Peking Opera Company Performs in Japan

    From May 9 to July 3, to celebrate the 120th birth anniversary of Peking Opera master Mei Lanfang (1894-1961), first president of the China National Peking Opera Company (CNPOC), the Min-On Concert Association invited the company to perform at some 30 venues throughout Japan.  Mei was instrumental in introducing classical Chinese opera to Japan in the early 20th century, paving the way for the development of Sino-Japanese friendship through cultural exchange, something Min-On and its founder SGI President Daisaku Ikeda have continued to promote since the founding of Min-On in 1963. The CNPOC performed two programs: Farewell My Concubine, a tragic drama about Xiang Yu,

  • SGI-Sweden Organizes Anti-nuclear Weapons Exhibition

    From July 4-6, SGI-Sweden organized the showing of the anti-nuclear weapons exhibition "Everything You Treasure--For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons" (EYT), jointly created by SGI and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), during Almedalen Week 2014. Held in Visby on the island of Gotland, Almedalen Week is Sweden's largest annual forum for politics. Organized by the political parties of Sweden and the Municipality of Gotland, the forum, which features some 3,000 seminars, brings together politicians, journalists, NGOs and other organizations with the aim of debating social issues in an atmosphere of openness and democracy. This was the fourth

  • Friendship Exchanges between Youth from Taiwan Soka Association and Peking University

    On May 29, a delegation of 25 students and faculty from China's Peking University (PKU) visited Taiwan Soka Association (TSA)'s Zhi Shan Culture Center in Taipei for a friendship exchange with TSA student group members. The delegation was led by Ran Cao, chairperson of the Department of Student Associations of the PKU Youth League Committee. Some 150 TSA student members also attended, including Lu Yi Hsiao, director of TSA's Academic Department. This event took place nearly 40 years to the day that then Soka Gakkai President Daisaku Ikeda first visited China (May 30, 1974). It is one of more than ten exchanges that have taken

  • SGM Showcases Malaysian Printmaker Loo Foh Sang's Works

    From June 7 to 22, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) hosted an exhibition titled "The Untiring Engraver--48 Years of Original Prints by Loo Foh Sang" at its Wisma Kebudayaan SGM center in Kuala Lumpur. Loo Foh Sang studied art in Singapore and Paris. After graduation, he remained in Paris to study printmaking under Stanley William Hayter, founder of the legendary Atelier 17 studio. One of the most influential printmakers in Malaysia, Mr. Loo is also skilled in oil and Chinese ink paintings. This year marks his 70th birthday. This exhibition showcased close to 100 original prints created between 1966 and 2014. The printmaking


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