Influenza is running rampant!
Let’s rigorously prevent succumbing
to infection by regularly washing
our hands, gargling and wearing
surgical masks.(*)
Let’s take wise measures to
protect our health.

(*)In Japan and some other densely populated Asian countries, it is social etiquette to wear a surgical mask when one has a cold or flu to prevent spreading the virus. It is also worn to keep from catching cold or the flu.

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