To My Friends

Students preparing for entrance
exams, don’t be defeated!
Challenging oneself wholeheartedly
without any regrets will become
the foundation for victory.
Those who are around such students
should lend them warm encouragement
with sensitivity and consideration.

To My Friends

Let’s remember to express
our appreciation to people in
our community and place of work
who lend us their support and
Friendship and trust are our treasures.
Let’s spend the year end engaging in
heart to heart conversations.

To My Friends

Remember, “Where there is
unseen virtue, there is visible reward.”(*)
The Daishonin is undoubtedly observing
our dedicated efforts for the sake of
Everyone’s noble sweat and toil will
absolutely manifest as fortune
and benefit of the Mystic Law.

(*)”Unseen Virtue and Visible Reward,” WND I p. 907

To My Friends

Hurrah for the great,
noble and praiseworthy victory!(*)
I express my heartfelt appreciation and
respect to every individual for your
formidable efforts.
A new era in which the people
are the protagonists has commenced!
Let’s greet the new year determined
to lead lives of dynamic development!


New Komeito is a coalition partner of the present Japanese government (ruling party is the Liberal Democratic Party), won 35 seats in Sunday’s House of Representatives election. New Komeito was originally founded by Soka Gakkai in 1964 that later separated as an independent entity, with Soka Gakkai providing only 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:]

To My Friends

Nichiren Daishonin admonishes,
“Be diligent in developing your faith
until the last moment of your life.”(*)
Life’s crowning glory will shine brilliantly
for those who continue to struggle.
Let’s forever stride onward along
the path of kosen-rufu!

(*)”Letter to Niike,” (WND I, p. 1027)

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