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Seikyo Shimbun Highlights for September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020
Seikyo Shimbun is a Soka Gakkai daily newspaper

Seikyo Shimbun – Highlights 

GUATEMALA: On August 18, SGI-Guatemala held an online meeting to study The New Human Revolution, and on August 23, a meeting was held to commemorate August 24, Men’s Division Day. 

ONLINE: On August 24, the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education published a special issue titled “Soka Approaches in Education” featuring 12 articles on Soka Education. Some of these articles were presented at the Second International Conference on Critical Thinking and Value-Creating Education held at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, from October 23 to 25, 2019. 

EUROPE: Online meetings continue to be held in many countries, including a total of seven Soka Gakkai Italy leaders’ meetings on September 5 and 6 that were joined by some 13,000 members. On September 6, the SGI-Germany Many Treasures Group held a training course. 

Seoul, SOUTH KOREA: On September 6, the 36th Korea SGI (KSGI) Headquarters Leaders Meeting of the New Era of Worldwide Kosen-rufu was held at the KSGI Ikeda Memorial Hall. The meeting was simulcast to 145 venues across the country. SGI President Ikeda sent a congratulatory message. 

JAPAN: On September 12, a Doctors Division leaders meeting was held in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of September 15, Doctors Division Day. Regional representatives across Japan joined the online meeting. SGI President Ikeda sent a congratulatory message. 

Tokyo, JAPAN: On September 15, the opening ceremony of the Soka Treasure Light Reception Center in Shinanomachi was held in the presence of Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada, General Director Shigeo Hasegawa and Women’s Division Leader Kimiko Nagaishi. From September 15, the new centre, together with the Visitor’s Center and the Soka Bunka (Culture) Center, were opened to the public, with  preventive measures in place such as social distancing, wearing masks, disinfecting hands and checking body temperature upon entry.