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Mar 06 2015

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SGI President Calls for an Early Japan-China-South Korea Summit in an Essay to The Japan Times

With 2015 marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda urges Japan "to renew its pledge to build lasting peace and step up its efforts to contribute to stability and development throughout Asia."

Jan 26 2015

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Buddhist Leader Calls for Increased Efforts to Rid World of Poverty and Ban Nuclear Weapons in 70th Year Since WWII

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI president, has issued his 2015 peace proposal, A Shared Pledge for a More Humane Future: To Eliminate Misery from the Earth, welcoming the ambitious scale of the United Nations' proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which call for putting an end to poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Nov 14 2014

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Living As Learning--Teachers College Author Event

On November 15, 2014, Teachers College at Columbia University was the venue for an introduction by Professors Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman to Living As Learning: John Dewey in the 21st Century, a book they coauthored with Daisaku Ikeda.

Nov 05 2014

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SGI President Contributes Essay to "The Japan Times": A Chain Reaction of Empowerment

SGI President Daisaku Ikeda calls on ordinary citizens throughout the world to unite toward resolving climate change and other global issues in advance of the UNESCO World Conference on ESD to be held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (Nov. 10-12, 2014).

Oct 09 2014

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Weizsäcker-Ikeda Dialogue Published in Japan

Ushio Publishing Co. has released the Japanese edition of a dialogue between German environmentalist Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker and Daisaku Ikeda on building a sustainable global society.

Oct 04 2014

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Greek Edition of The Flower of Chinese Buddhism Published

Kedros Publishers has released a Greek edition of The Flower of Chinese Buddhism, the third and final work by Daisaku Ikeda in the "Soka Gakkai History of Buddhism" series that explores the transformation of Buddhism as it traveled from India to China and then on to the rest of the world.

Sep 30 2014

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University of the East in the Philippines Presents Honorary Doctorate

On September 30, 2014, University of the East presented SGI President Daisaku Ikeda with an honorary doctorate for his steady efforts to open a path to global harmony and peace.

Sep 16 2014

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Yakutsk Teacher-training College Honors SGI President

The S.F. Gogolev Yakutsk Teacher-training College in the Sakha Republic, Russia, presented Daisaku Ikeda with an honorary professorship for his longstanding contributions to the cause of lasting world peace.

Sep 08 2014

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Russian Edition of The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra Published

A Russian edition of volume one of The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra a multi-volume work in which Daisaku Ikeda and three members of the Soka Gakkai Study Department discuss in depth the Lotus Sutra, its history, insights and capacity to empower individuals and transform contemporary society, has been published.

Jul 31 2014

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Rees-Ikeda Dialogue Published in Japanese

A dialogue was recently published between Daisaku Ikeda and Dr. Stuart Rees, current chair of the Sydney Peace Foundation and professor emeritus of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney in Australia.