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Significant Dates This Year (2022) in Soka Gakkai History

Photo by Seikyo Press
Photo by Seikyo Press


60th Anniversary of Ikeda Sensei’s Acquittal in the Osaka Incident[1]


60th Anniversary of the Institute of Oriental Philosophy’s Establishment


70th Anniversary of the Kamata Campaign[2]


    50th Anniversary of the First Dialogue Between Sensei and British Historian Arnold J. Toynbee


    65th Anniversary of the Student Division’s Founding


    75th Anniversary of Sensei’s First Encounter With His Mentor, Josei Toda


    60th Anniversary of Sensei’s Lectures on The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings


    65th Anniversary of Josei Toda’s Declaration for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons


    1. Osaka Incident: Daisaku Ikeda, then Soka Gakkai youth division chief of staff, was arrested and imprisoned by the Osaka Prefectural Police on false charges of violating election laws. At the end of the four-year court case, he was fully exonerated on Jan. 25, 1962. ↩︎
    2. Kamata Campaign: In February 1952, the 24-year-old Daisaku Ikeda initiated a historic propagation campaign as advisor of Kamata Chapter in Tokyo. As a single chapter, Kamata introduced 201 households to Nichiren Buddhism in a single month—a crucial breakthrough in achieving second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda’s lifetime goal of lighting the torch of happiness for 750,000 families amid the chaos of a war-torn Japan. ↩︎

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