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The Year of Hope & Victory

Twilights are the time intervals happening between night and day, before sunrise and after sunset.
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In this auspicious year of 2021, we commemorate the following significant anniversaries:

February 16

800 years since Nichiren Daishonin’s birth[1]

April 2

50th anniversary of Soka University, Japan

May 3

70th anniversary of Josei Toda’s inauguration as second Soka Gakkai president

May 3

20th anniversary of Soka University of America

June 6

150th anniversary of founding Soka Gakkai President Tsunesaburo Makiguchi’s birth

June 10

70th anniversary of the women’s division

July 11 & July 19

70th anniversaries of the young men’s and young women’s divisions


  1. According to the traditional Japanese way of counting, a person is 1 year old on the day of their birth. ↩︎

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