The significance of Oct 2nd — World Peace Day.

On Oct. 2, 1960, Daisaku Ikeda, the newly appointed Soka Gakkai president, embarked on his first overseas journey to spread Nichiren Buddhism worldwide, with his initial stop on American

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soil. Under his leadership, the SGI has grown to encompass 12 million members in 192 countries and territories. To learn more about the history of Oct. 2, which is celebrated today as World Peace Day, see The New Human Revolution, vol. 1.