Born: Jan 02, 1928 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
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.
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