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Worldwide Youth Meeting to Be Held in the Fall

Photo by David Watkis


During a nationwide executive leaders conference on July 8, Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada announced plans for a virtual worldwide youth general meeting to be held in late September. The gathering, which will be hosted by the Soka Gakkai in Japan, will commemorate the 60th anniversary of World Peace Day on Oct. 2.

Photo by Seikyo Press.

On Oct. 2, 1960, Ikeda Sensei, who had been the third Soka Gakkai president for just five months, boarded Japan Airlines Flight 800, the country’s first large-scale passenger jet, to Honolulu (see photo above). He embarked on his first overseas journey to sow the seeds of Nichiren Buddhism throughout the world. The Soka Gakkai International has since grown to encompass more than 12 million practitioners in 192 countries and territories, making it the largest and most diverse lay Buddhist movement in the world.

Stay tuned for more details about the youth general meeting.

—Prepared by the World Tribune staff