Japanese Youth Division Leader Statement on Situation in Ukraine

Japan 2022

On March 2, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, the Seikyo Shimbun, published a statement on the situation in Ukraine by Akiyasu Shiga, youth division leader of the Soka Gakkai in Japan. He echoed a statement by Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities. Mr. Shiga stressed that the restoration of peace must be sought by diplomatic efforts through ongoing dialogue and that an implied threat of a nuclear attack amidst the rising tensions cannot be tolerated.