December 17, 2012
Hurrah, for our critical victory!(*)
The Daishonin is witness to the formidable
struggles of our extraordinary fellow members.
Let's welcome the new year with great pride,
embracing boundless treasures of the heart!
(*)Soka Gakkai (in Japan) endorses the New Komeito party, and all nine candidates running in single-seat election districts won in the House of Representatives election held on Sun., Dec. 16.Another 22 were voted into office on the proportional representation ballot, for a total of 31 seats--an increase from the party's pre-election strength of 21 seats.
The Liberal Democratic Party, which secured 294 seats, and New Komeito have agreed in principle to partner in a coalition government as it had for ten years previously, from 1999 to 2009.
The New Komeito is a party originally founded by Soka Gakkai in 1964 but later separated as an independent entity, although Soka Gakkai provides electoral support. The New Komeito is committed to protecting human rights, including freedom of religion, and protects the interests of non-union labor and people who worked in small and medium-sized companies, constituencies that makes up a large segment of the Japanese public.
NEW KOMEITO English website:http://www.komei.or.jp/en/
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