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Seikyo Shimbun Highlights for June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020
Seikyo Shimbun is a Soka Gakkai daily newspaper
JAPAN: On June 6, the Soka Gakkai High School Division’s Justice Chorus and Hope Orchestra released a video of their performance of the recently created youth song “Step Forward.”

TAIWAN: On June 9, Women’s Division Leader of Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) Wu Chin-Jung gave an interview in Seikyo Shimbun about TSA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since February 1, all activities and home visits have been suspended. TSA members are aiming to chant for more than one hour, encourage more than one person by phone and read The New Human Revolution for 20 minutes every day. Soka Press, TSA’s official newspaper, has been publishing information on preventive measures against the novel coronavirus and introducing fine art masterpieces in a new series to connect people’s hearts through the power of culture.

Manaus, BRAZIL: On June 9, Seikyo Shimbun reported that the website of the Soka Institute for Environmental Studies and Research of the Amazon has been relaunched and now features Japanese language as well as Portuguese, English and Spanish.

ONLINE: On June 11, Seikyo Shimbun reported that the Department of Global Communications of the United Nations has introduced Soka Gakkai youth division’s StayHome project (renamed SaveLife project) on its website and social media.