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Jun 21 2018

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Philippines’s Cagayan State University Presents Honorary Degree

On June 21, 2018, Cagayan State University in the Republic of the Philippines conferred an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters upon Daisaku Ikeda, who was recognized for his lifelong contribution to advancing education and peace.

Jun 13 2018

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Federal University of Paraíba Honors Soka University Founder

On June 13, 2018, Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil, presented Soka University founder Daisaku Ikeda with an honorary doctorate in recognition of his contributions to advancing peace, culture and education.

Jun 06 2018

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Pérez Esquivel and Ikeda Issue Joint Appeal to Youth Calling for Resilience and Hope

On June 5–6, 2018, in Rome, Italy, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Daisaku Ikeda released an appeal to young people worldwide, calling for a new world built on justice and solidarity.

May 17 2018

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Compilation of Daisaku Ikeda’s SGI Peace Proposals Published in Traditional Chinese

The Commercial Press has released a compilation of Daisaku Ikeda’s SGI Peace Proposals in traditional Chinese, commemorating the 35th anniversary of the year Mr. Ikeda began issuing annual proposals.

May 10 2018

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Strengthening Sino-Japanese Friendship

At a reception held in Tokyo on May 10, 2018, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Peace and Friendship Treaty between China and Japan, Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and pledged to continue efforts to strengthen China-Japan friendship and cultural exchange initiated by Mr. Daisaku Ikeda when he was president of Soka Gakkai.

Apr 18 2018

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National University of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, Confers Honorary Doctorate

On April 18, 2018, the National University of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, conferred an honorary doctorate upon Daisaku Ikeda in recognition of his lifelong dedication to peace, culture and education based on humanistic values, as well as his contribution to higher learning.

Mar 03 2018

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Integrated College of Jacarepaguá Confers Honorary Professorship

On March 3, 2018, Integrated College of Jacarepaguá, Brazil, conferred an honorary professorship upon Daisaku Ikeda in recognition of his contributions to peace, culture and education. The ceremony by proxy took place at the SGI-Brazil Nature Culture Center in Itapevi, São Paulo.

Mar 02 2018

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New Portuguese Edition of Athayde–Ikeda Dialogue

A new Portuguese edition of a dialogue between Daisaku Ikeda and former President of the Brazilian Academy of Letters Austregésilo de Athayde (1898–1993) was released on March 2, 2018, in Rio de Janeiro commemorating the 25th anniversary of Mr. Ikeda’s appointment as a non-resident member of the Academy and the 70th anniversary of the adoption the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948.

Mar 01 2018

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Taiwan’s Chihlee University of Technology Presents Honorary Professorship

On March 1, 2018, Chihlee University of Technology in Taiwan presented Daisaku Ikeda, SGI president and Soka University founder, with its first honorary professorship in recognition of his lifelong contributions to world peace and fostering cultural and educational exchange on a global scale.

Feb 24 2018

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First Ikeda Symposium Held in the Philippines

On February 24, 2018, University of the East, Philippines, and Soka University, Japan, cosponsored the 1st Ikeda Symposium, “Harnessing the Values of Peace for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth,” at the Manila International Peace Center of the SGI-Philippines.