To our friends who have
newly entered adulthood!(*)
Polish a strength that you
determine to excel in and win.
Grow into a “mighty tree” to
shoulder the new era!

(*)In Japan, the official age of adulthood is age 20, and a ceremony is held annually on the 2nd Monday of January for those reaching that age between April 2 of the previous year and April 1 of that year.

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