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Aug 04 2017

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English Edition of Lau—Ikeda Dialogue Published

An English edition of Shaping a New Society: Conversations on Economics, Education, and Peace, a dialogue between economist and former Chinese University of Hong Kong vice chancellor Dr. Laurence J. Lau and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, was recently released.

Jun 22 2017

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China’s Hunan University of Technology Presents Honorary Professorship

The Hunan University of Technology (HUT) in China conferred an honorary professorship upon SGI President and Soka University founder Daisaku Ikeda for his longstanding contributions to world peace and Sino-Japanese friendship.

Jun 06 2017

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SGI President Urges Adoption of Nuclear Ban Treaty Ahead of Second UN Negotiations

Daisaku Ikeda contributes a commentary to The Japan Times ahead of the second round of negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons beginning June 15, 2017, at the UN headquarters in NY.

May 18 2017

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Exhibition in Tribute to Thai King Held at Soka University

A photographic exhibition paying tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927–2016) was held at Soka University in Hachioji, Japan, from May 13 to May 18, 2017.

May 15 2017

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Daisaku Ikeda Stresses Youth Engagement and Civil Society Collaboration as Vital to Strengthening UN

Daisaku Ikeda responds to questions by Ramesh Jaura, Editor-in-Chief of IDN, on issues highlighted in the 2017 peace proposal published earlier this year.

May 12 2017

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Hope is a Decision Released Worldwide

Hope is a Decision—Selected Essays of Daisaku Ikeda, a collection of autobiographical essays written and published over the past 50 years, was recently released.

Apr 28 2017

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Commemorating the 45th Anniversary of the Normalization of China–Japan Relations

Events celebrating the 45th anniversary of the normalization of Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations were organized by the Min-On Concert Association and Soka University in Japan, cultural and educational institutions founded by Daisaku Ikeda.

Mar 28 2017

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Federal University of Acre, Brazil, Presents Honorary Doctorate

The Federal University of Acre in the Federative Republic of Brazil presented an honorary doctorate to Daisaku Ikeda in recognition of his dedication to building lasting peace and realizing a world without war.

Mar 23 2017

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Chinese Editions of Daisaku Ikeda’s Works on Buddhist History and Encouragement to Youth Launched as eBooks

Chinese editions of works by Daisaku Ikeda were recently released in electronic format; Buddhism, the First Millennium and The Flower of Chinese Buddhism in simplified Chinese, and Discussions on Youth in traditional Chinese, in two parts.

Mar 22 2017

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Chinese Editions of Daisaku Ikeda’s “Daily Encouragement for Women” Released

Sichuan People’s Publishing House released a new edition of “Daily Encouragement for Women” by Daisaku Ikeda in simplified Chinese with revised translations and updated designs.