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Ikeda, Daisaku

Born: 1928 AD
Currently alive, at 87 years of age.
Nationality: Japanese
Categories: Politician

1928 – Born in Tokyo on the 2nd of January.

1947 – At age 19, he met such a person–Josei Toda.

         – He became Mr. Toda’s most trusted aide in both his business and the organization.

1960 – Two years after Mr. Toda’s death, Daisaku Ikeda became the third Soka Gakkai president.

         – The 3rd leader of Soka-Gakkai.

1964 – Founded Komeito Party.

1970 – Mr. Ikeda was an early proponent of citizen’s diplomacy, meeting with leaders in China and the former Soviet Union.

1971 – Mr. Ikeda began a series of discussions with the British historian Arnold Toynbee which were later published under the title Choose Life.

1975 – Mr. Ikeda became first president of the Soka Gakkai International, a position he still holds.

1979 – He resigned as third Soka Gakkai president.

1996 – He has received 39 honorary degrees and has given addresses at the Institut de France, Harvard University, Moscow State University and Beijing University, among others.