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  • SGI-Nepal Joins Bagmati River Cleaning Program and Opens "Lotusbari" Garden

    As part of the Bagmati Cleaning Program to improve the environment of the Bagmati River that runs through the city of Kathmandu, SGI-Nepal members have initiated the "Lotusbari" project to create a small garden on the banks of the river. SGI-Nepal members meet every Saturday morning to participate in the program and work alongside other participants toward a cleaner Bagmati River. On December 20, 2013, the Lotusbari garden was opened by Chief Secretary of the Government of Nepal Leela Mani Poudyal, becoming the first of several Bagmati Cleaning Program projects to be completed. At the ceremony, song dance and poetry performances were given by SGI-Nepal

  • Soka Gakkai Japan Releases Survey on March 11 Disaster

    On March 29, the student division of Soka Gakkai Japan hosted a reconstruction symposium at the Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, as part of their nationwide SOKA Global Action initiative. At the symposium, the results of a survey carried out by student division members in the Tohoku region and Tokyo area on youth awareness of issues related to the March 11, 2011, earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear accident were announced. The survey collected responses from 1,905 students at 41 universities and vocational schools in Tohoku and 176 in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Respondents answered questions about the recovery

  • SOKA Global Action Youth Delegates From Japan Visit U.S.

    From March 18-25, as part of the Soka Gakkai youth-led peace campaign SOKA Global Action launched in January 2014, a delegation of eight Soka Gakkai youth leaders from Japan visited the U.S. They held youth peace exchange meetings with SGI-USA youth and met with key activists and scholars committed to peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons. Three exchange meetings were held, the first on March 19 at the SGI-USA New York Culture Center attended by some 950 people; the second on March 20 at the SGI-USA Atlanta Center with 300 participants; and the last on March 22 at the World Peace

  • New SGI Center Opens in Singapore

    On March 23, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) opened its new Singapore Soka Peace Center which includes a permanent display on the history of the SGI. The opening ceremony was attended by SGI General Director Yoshitaka Oba, SGI Asia Women's Leader Yumiko Kasanuki and SGI representatives from countries including India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a congratulatory message in which he commended SSA members' efforts to become pillars of their local communities and encouraged them to nurture young people who can contribute to the betterment of society. Viewing an orchid display in the garden The Kaneko Orchid Garden located on the

  • SGI's Anti-nuclear Weapons Exhibition "Everything You Treasure" Shown in New Zealand and Okinawa

    The exhibition "Everything You Treasure--A World Free From Nuclear Weapons," jointly created by SGI and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), was shown in Hastings, New Zealand, from February 18 to March 11 and in Okinawa, Japan, from March 13-23. Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule spoke at the February 18 opening ceremony held in front of the Hastings War Memorial Library in the city's Civic Square and attended by some 80 people. Other speakers included local Māori community leader Reverend Numia Tomoana of the Anglican Church who spoke on the meaning of peace across different religions, and SGI member Penny Ehrhardt who stressed


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