Members of Tohoku, who tread
the path of unwavering conviction!
The time has come to demonstrate
your true mettle!
Incisively engage in dialogue to “refute
the erroneous and reveal the true” with
the dauntless spirit of Tohoku of old(*)
toward the culminating phase of the
advance of kosen-rufu!

(*)Michinoku is an ancient name for northeastern Japan. Also called Mutsu. (WND-1, 889, footnote)

Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.