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Recent Events

Jan 2 2022

Ceremony Celebrating the Start of Construction of Soka International School Malaysia

A ceremony to celebrate the start of the construction of Soka International School Malaysia (SISM), which is scheduled to open in 2023 in the state of Negri Sumbilan, was held on January 2, 2022, coinciding with the birthday of the school's founder, Daisaku Ikeda.

Ceremony for Soka International School Malaysia

Dec 4 2021

Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, Confers Honorary Doctorate

On December 4, 2021, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, conferred an honorary doctorate upon Daisaku Ikeda in recognition of his contributions to peace, education and culture. Broadcast live on UFPE’s YouTube, the conferral took place on the UFPE campus at the Paulo Freire Acoustic Shell.

Federal University of Pernambuco Honors Daisaku Ikeda

Nov 18 2021

Newly Revised Soka Gakkai Edition of Nichiren Daishonin Gosho Zenshu Released

A newly revised edition of Nichiren Daishonin Gosho Zenshu (Collected Writings of Nichiren Daishonin) was released on November 18, 2021, commemorating the Soka Gakkai’s founding day and celebrating the 800th anniversary of Nichiren’s birth. President Daisaku Ikeda supervised the publication and contributed the foreword.

New Soka Gakkai Gosho Released

Nov 14 2021

The Passing of Former South African President Frederik de Klerk

Upon the passing of former South African President Frederik Willem de Klerk on November 11, 2021, SGI President Ikeda sent a message to his family expressing his heartfelt condolences. Mr. de Klerk was 85 years old.

Condolence Message for South African President Frederik de Klerk

Nov 7 2021

Icelandic Edition of One by One, a Collection of Essays on Iconic Figures Released

The Sögur útgáfa publishing house in Iceland has recently released “A Dialogue for Peace,” a collection of Daisaku Ikeda's character essays in Icelandic. The edition is a translation of the English publication One by One—the World is Yours to Change.

Icelandic Edition of One by One

Nov 1 2021

Italian Edition of Boulding-Ikeda Dialogue Published

Centro Gandhi Edizioni, a non-profit publishing house in Italy, has released an Italian edition of Into Full Flower: Making Peace Cultures Happen, a dialogue between the late Dartmouth College Professor Emerita of Sociology Elise Boulding (1920–2010) and Daisaku Ikeda.

Boulding-Ikeda Dialogue – Italian Edition

Oct 25 2021

The Passing of Dr. Cho Moon Boo, Former President of Jeju National University in Korea

Upon the passing of Dr. Cho Moon Boo, former president of Jeju National University in Korea, on October 22, 2021, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a message expressing his heartfelt condolences to the family. Dr. Cho was 90 years old.

The Passing of Dr. Cho Moon Boo

Oct 24 2021

International Academic Symposium on the Philosophy of Daisaku Ikeda

On October 23 and 24, 2021, Soka University (SU) in Tokyo hosted the 11th International Academic Symposium on the Philosophy of Daisaku Ikeda, which was held online, connecting several venues around the world.

Ikeda Symposium at Soka University

Oct 14 2021

Book Event at Harvard University Celebrates Hope and Joy in Education

On October 14, 2021, a virtual book talk event was held at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Gutman Library celebrating the publication of Hope and Joy in Education: Engaging Daisaku Ikeda Across Curriculum and Context, developed by the Ikeda Center and published by Teachers College Press of Columbia University.

Book Event at Harvard University

Sep 10 2021

English Edition of Pérez Esquivel-Ikeda Dialogue Published

The Power of Hope: Thoughts on Peace and Human Rights in the Third Millennium, a dialogue between Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Daisaku Ikeda was recently released by publisher I.B. Tauris.

English Edition of Pérez Esquivel-Ikeda Dialogue Published

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