Currently alive, at 89 years of age.
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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.