Headquarters Leaders Meeting Held in Japan
On April 16, the Ninth Headquarters Leaders Meeting of the decade leading to the organization’s 2030 centennial was held at the Tokyo Toda Memorial Auditorium in Sugamo. The meeting celebrated May 3, Soka Gakkai Day, which commemorates the inaugurations of Josei Toda as second president of the Soka Gakkai on May 3, 1951, and Daisaku Ikeda as third president on May 3, 1960, and is also Soka Gakkai Mother’s Day. President Ikeda sent a message in which he congratulated members of the new Women’s Division on the holding of their first local-level general meetings throughout Japan since the merging of the Japanese organization’s Women’s and Young Women’s Divisions was announced in 2021. Videos of musical performances by the Soka Gloria Wind Orchestra and the Women’s Division chorus groups were featured.