Headquarters Leaders Meeting Held in Japan

Japan 2024
People seated in a large auditorium
Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada addressing the participants [© Seikyo Shimbun]

On April 13, the second Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting of the seven-year period leading up to Soka Gakkai’s centennial in 2030 was held at the Kansai Toda Memorial Auditorium in Osaka, Japan. The meeting commemorated May 3, Soka Gakkai Day, the anniversary of second president Josei Toda’s inauguration in 1951 and the inauguration of Daisaku Ikeda as third president of the organization in 1960. It is also celebrated as Soka Gakkai Mother’s Day. The meeting was attended by 128 leaders from Soka Gakkai constituent organizations from 17 countries and territories. In his speech, Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada stressed the importance of dialogue in nurturing youth.