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Soka Gakkai International public information site
Official English website of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) with information on Nichiren Buddhism and the SGI. The SGI is a broad humanistic movement for the benefit of the people of the world, engaging with other institutions, associations, groups and individuals who wish actively to create a better world.

Soka Gakkai Japan
Official homepage of the Soka Gakkai (in Japanese), with news, information, videos and study material on Nichiren Buddhism.

Kansai Soka Gakkai homepage (Japanese)
Official website of the Kansai Soka Gakkai organizations, including news, events, information and links to several organizations within Josho Kansai (Ever Victorious Kansai).

SGI Organizations around the world
This list contains links to those SGI countries with official websites.

Official Website SGI-USA
Soka Gakkai International (SGI)-USA is an American Buddhist association that promotes world peace and individual happiness based on the teachings of the Nichiren school of Mahayana Buddhism. is an extensive website with lots of information and study material on Nichiren Buddhism.

Official Website of Soka Gakkai International UK (SGI-UK)
SGI-UK is one of over 180 organisations throughout the world which together make up SGI (Soka Gakkai International). SGI is the world-wide movement based on Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism, and its teaching of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, which encourages the development of the individual's greatest potential.

Soka Gakkai Controversies Explored
This website explains some of the factors behind Soka Gakkai's controversial reputation in Japan and its occasional negative media coverage.

SGI Quarterly A Buddhist Forum for Peace, Culture and Education
The SGI Quarterly aims to provide information about SGI's activities around the world and to highlight initiatives and perspectives on peace, education and culture.

A constellation of SGI websites
This is a privately owned domain that contains the work of many individual Buddhist practitioners who practice within the community of the Soka Gakkai International.

In Memorial of Shin Yatomi
A tribute to a truly great hero of kosen-rufu! Those that knew him know that he changed the world. His compassion for others was as deep and as broad as the ocean.

The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP)
Established in 1962 as a non-profit organization, the IOP conducts independent research on Buddhism--its history, literature and concepts; comparative religion; and the interrelations between religion and science and religion and society. The IOP sponsors original research and a variety of exchanges between Western and Eastern scholars through seminars, symposiums and public lectures, including interfaith dialogues.

Words of wisdom by Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda
Quotes from Daisaku Ikeda offering inspiration for daily living, wisdom for coping with life's problems and motivation for pursuing one's dreams.

The Daisaku Ikeda Library
Introducing works by the Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda. As considerable as his literary achievements are on their own terms, they are, in a broader sense, a reflection of his energetic engagement and accomplishment as a philosopher, an active proponent of peace and an educator. These are roles which Ikeda has pursued amidst his responsibilities as founding president and leader of the Soka Gakkai International, one of the largest, most engaged and diverse lay Buddhist movements in the world today.

SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's Peace Proposals
Each year since 1983, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Daisaku Ikeda presents peace proposals on behalf of the international lay Buddhist organization, to which Soka Gakkai belongs. In them, he articulates Buddhist ideals and philosophy as a framework for addressing the manifold problems our global society faces in its efforts to realize human security and world peace.

The Toda Institute
The Toda Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to the pursuit of peace through peaceful means and a complete abolition of war. In cooperation with other peace organizations that resist injustice and resolve conflict, the Institute aims to maximize the efforts of people of peace of all colors and creeds everywhere.

The Boston Research Center for the 21st Century
The Boston Research Center for the 21st Century is an international peace institute that seeks to support an evolving global ethic for a peaceful twenty-first century by helping to build a worldwide network of global citizens. The Center collaborates with individuals and groups to sponsor public forums, conferences, lectures, and other dialogues that bring attention to constructive ideas for the development of cultures of peace. The Center was founded in 1993 by Daisaku Ikeda, who is a peace activist and President of Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a Buddhist association with members in 187 countries.

SGI Europe Study Website
SGI-Europe published basic Buddhist study material in English for European members. This material is based on the series, Shimban Kyogaku no Kiso (Basics of Buddhist Study New Edition), which appeared in Daibyakurenge, a Soka Gakkai study magazine published in Japan. It also includes important points clarified by SGI President Ikeda in his many writings, including Conversations on the Lotus Sutra, The New Human Revolution, and various lectures on the writings of Nichiren Daishonin, speeches and guidance.

SGI-USA's Study Site
The foundation of Buddhist learning lies in reading the writings of Nichiren Daishonin and applying them to our daily lives.

Victory Over Violence (VOV)

Victory Over Violence (VOV) is a youth-sponsored initiative to help young people identify and counteract the root causes of violence in their lives and in their communities. VOV outreach programs began in 1999 as a response to growing concerns over the rise in youth-related violence.


Soka University Japan (SUJ)
Soka University Japan (SUJ) website. Based in Hachioji, Tokyo. Its principle foundation is Tsunesaburo MakiguchiÕs Value Creating Educational System, a developed humanistic education pedagogy, believing in the infinite potential of the individual.

Soka University of America (SUA)
Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo (SUA, Aliso Viejo) is a selective, independent, non-profit, co-educational, comprehensive institution of higher learning. The university offers a comparative study of Eastern and Western perspectives integrated across a traditional liberal arts curriculum. SUA serves both national and international students. Founded on the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA is open to students of all beliefs and is committed to diversity in its academic community.

Soka University of America Graduate School Calabasas
Graduate school for MA in Second and Foreign Language Education, based on the philosophy of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi.

Kansai Soka Gakuen Kansai Soka School System
Website of Soka Elementary School, Junior High and Senior High schools of the Kansai Region.

SGI-USA Culture Dept. Educators Division
The SGI-USA (Soka Gakkai International) is a Buddhist humanist organization devoted to the establishment of peace, culture, and education. The Educators Division, a part of the SGI-USA Culture Department, is composed of PreK - 12 educators who are trying to implement the principles of "Soka" (Value-Creating) Education.


Min-On Concert Association
Min-On offers multi-faced musical and cultural programs designed to share the joy and passion of music and art with people around the world.

Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Tokyo Fuji Art Museum (TFAM) was founded by Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Daisaku Ikeda in 1983. The museum is widely recognized for its active role in promoting international cultural exchange, and in 1990 it received an official commendation from the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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