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Global Efforts for Peace

Youth Summit on Renunciation of War Held in Japan

Participants in the Youth Summit view an exhibition. Photo by Seikyo Press.

On September 4, commemorating the 65th anniversary of second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda’s September 8, 1957, Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, the 31st Youth Summit on the Renunciation of War was held at the Kanagawa Culture Center in Yokohama. Youth and Future Division members from Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Okinawa and other regions joined the event in person or online. President Ikeda sent a congratulatory message encouraging youth to pave a path for peace and humanity and protect the right to life of people everywhere. A video introducing the Soka Gakkai’s peace activities was shown, followed by the presentation of activity reports.

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