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The Historic July 12 Tokyo Rally

SGI President Ikeda’s essay recalling 40,000 members gathering for justice in 1957.

The following essay, from SGI President Ikeda’s “Thoughts on The New Human Revolution” series, was originally published in the July 12, 2001, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper. Tokugawa Ieyasu, who founded the Tokugawa military government that was to rule Japan for three centuries, chose Edo (now Tokyo)—within view of Japan’s

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