March 2011 Blog Posts (20)

To Check Carefully during the duty at Kaikan

I have been on duty of Gajokai for 18 years.  16 years at Yokosuka Bunka Kaikan, and 2 years at Misaki Kaikan.  While I had lived in Nagoya Aichi for "EXPO 2005 Aichi Japan" job, I have been to Misaki Kaikan once every 3 weeks, with an indomitable spirit.  It is about 800 kilometers  (round trip) between my apartment house in Nagoya and Misaki Kaikan, via Tokaido Shinkansen.  It cost about 20000 yen every time.

When Gajokai was founded, Ikeda sensei taught the way how to check Kaikan… Continue

Added by Yatchan on March 30, 2011 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

Indomitable Spirit and Samurai Spirit

Ikeda sensei always tell us about "Indomitable Spirit".

The following is Japanese story in the past.

"Samurai Spirit" contains "Indomitable Spirit" and "to think happinesses of the general public and their bosses".

And Samurai should be skilled in the martial arts.

At present, the word of "Samurai Spirit" is used for Japanese professional soccer players.

Let's try Gakkai activities with an indomitable spirit!…


Added by Yatchan on March 29, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Japanese boy teaches lesson in sacrifice.

EDITOR'S note:


THIS letter,…


Added by Frankie T on March 28, 2011 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

Bold Step Forward With an Indomitable Spirit.

From March 22, 2011 "TO MY FRIENDS" ( Sensei encourage us Let's take a bold step forward with an INDOMITABLE SPIRIT , No matter what kind of difficulty we may face, we will never retreat! This is the Gakkai spirit. !

Found this video clip (song of…


Added by Roger PKS on March 27, 2011 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Cheer and Scream among the People in Sendai (Tohoku region)

Thank you for praying for Japanese residents.  I sincerely thought it was

good to have friend all over the world.

Before big earthquake in Tohoku, I visited there (Sendai, Shiogama port,

and Matsushima) on 18FEB alone.  It was the most destroyed prefecture

(MIyagi prefecture).

  sightseeing photos that I visited at that time:



Added by Yatchan on March 23, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

SGI President Ikeda’s Message to the Members of Tohoku

This is circulating among English-speaking SGI members in Japan.
SGI President Ikeda’s Message to the Members of Tohoku

SGI President Ikeda sent the following message to the members of Tohoku region,

where, on March 11, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the region.  This message originally appeared in the March 18 edition of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.


My heart is in Tohoku with all of you, who are so…

Added by Edwin Aloiau on March 22, 2011 at 5:02pm — 2 Comments

Charity Show for big earthquake

This early morning, my family went to Misaki port, Miura city, Kanagawa,

prefecture, Japan.  It is famous for fishery port in Japan.

It took about 30 minutes from my house by car.

Charity show for big earthquake "Tunny Cutting Show", was held.

Tunnies could not be landed in Ofunato port (Iwate… Continue

Added by Yatchan on March 20, 2011 at 2:26am — No Comments

  I took the ( What mystic warrior are you)  Quiz?   I am  :  ................... Lady Chantsalot      You would defend the defenseless or the weak. You also have unquenched desires that you tend to …

  I took the ( What mystic warrior are you)  Quiz?  

I am  :  ...................

Lady Chantsalot   

  You would defend the defenseless or the weak. You also have unquenched desires that you tend to suppress and must reconcile or temper.  And this can only come about with honest self-reflection and constant dialogue. 

   And this is so…


Added by Chere Woo on March 19, 2011 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment

over Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake...

The death toll has reached 6,911, exceeding the 6,434 marked in the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, the National Police Agency said.

Damaged roads, airports and ports have been gradually repaired, with the Tohoku Expressway now open to emergency vehicles and the submerged Sendai Airport made available for airplanes and helicopters on relief missions.

Also Tohoku Shinkansen was damaged, especially Sendai station and overhead power line. Fortunately there is NO victims on Tohoku… Continue

Added by Yatchan on March 18, 2011 at 1:16pm — 3 Comments

Daimoku Wave: Sunday March 20, 2011 8am-9am

We are making positive waves - Daimoku Waves to Japan... This Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 8am -9am!! Please join us from wherever you may be! Let's make this a Global Phenomenon! Starting from Wellington, New Zealand.

Added by emily wong on March 18, 2011 at 4:34am — No Comments

Actions after Earthquake

The following is incidents in Japan after earthquake.


Tweets from Japan (English):

Added by Yatchan on March 17, 2011 at 8:56am — 2 Comments

My experience during big earthquake

Thank you for chanting Japanese members!!  I am now in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan.

During big earthquake in East Japan (Especially Tohoku region), I was in the

exhibition hall "Makuhari Messe" in Chiba city (near Narita city), Chiba

prefecture, Kanto region.

There, it recorded "level lower 6" [Japan's scale of seismic intensity

ranges from 0 to 7, with 5 and 6 subdivided into lower and upper.]

It was when my colleague worn a bear-character costume and We were…


Added by Yatchan on March 16, 2011 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

Urgent request for Names/Tribal Affiliations of Native American SGI-USA Members

We would be very grateful if you would please post this message on bulletin boards and listservs for SGI-USA members asap.  Thank you!









On the weekend of April 2-3, 2011, gifts of appreciation on behalf of Native…


Added by Mary Ishimoto Morris on March 15, 2011 at 9:17pm — 4 Comments

with love & respect x

Youthday 24hour Global Tozo .... March 16th 2011 x please join for full infomation x

Added by Lotus Flower Nadia on March 15, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments

A Message byYoko Ono (Lennon)

Message forwarded to me by a friend:


Message to Japanese people affected by the Sendai Earthquake & Tsunami – from Yoko Ono

Thank you Joseph. For the benefit of the cc's, below is Yoko's message.

"My dear people of Japan,

I feel numb now, as if I was there myself and hit with this disaster as you have been. Only just recently I visited Tokyo, and was delighted how beautiful, clean and…


Added by Dan on March 12, 2011 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Unity for Kosen-rufu.

Dearest Comrades of SGI.....
Now everyone is praying hard for Japan, everything happens for a reason. There is only one Nichiren Daishonin in this world and we are all his disciple. Let's pray for his great compassion for Kosen-rufu....and Forever Lasting Unity, Peace and Comfort for all Humanity.....
     Thank you with all my heart....Let's unite, and pray with this Great Vow for the Happiness of all, in this World!!

Added by Stephen Lim on March 12, 2011 at 11:14am — 1 Comment

Tohoku, Japan (Northeastern Japan)

Tohoku is located on the northeast part of Japan.  Even now, to defy convention of religion thought is very difficult in Tohoku.   So SG members in Tohoku fight against it.  This region is Toda sensei's first Kosen-rufu trip to other region.  He thught Tohoku was far from Tokyo.  At present, we can go to the most far prefecture (Aomori prefecture) of Tohoku by Tohoku Shinkansen for one-day.…


Added by Yatchan on March 5, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

President Ikeda's Special Opinion on "The Japan Times Online"

I just happened to find the following article on "The japan times Online" today.



Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011

Civil society must push nuke ban

Special to The Japan…

Added by Yasutoshi Kevin Yumoto on March 3, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments

not much going on it seems, so I will tell you what I heard tonight


Some of you may have known that Christchurch NZ recently had an earthquake which took a lot of lives. Last Sunday there was a chanting service at the centre for the deceased at 2pm.



Added by Sonia Chen on March 3, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Chicago Zone Women's Div. General Meeting Photos

Just wanted to share some photos of our Chicago Zone WD & YWD 'Victory Meeting - Living the Vow" meeting.  Held at the SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center on Sunday, 1 pm, Feb. 27, 2011.


WD & YWD Meeting - Chicago Zone


and for an added bonus, photos of Peace Concert performance by our own Marcus Dunleavy, classical Spanish guitar, on Feb 25, Friday…


Added by Dan on March 2, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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