SGI Youth Meet in Hiroshima, Call for World Youth Summit for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons | September 9, 2014
HIROSHIMA: On September 7, Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International (SGI) held a Youth Conference for Peace at the International Conference Center Hiroshima. Over 100 young people from 16 countries, including the US, the UK and India, listened to survivors of the atomic bombing and pooled ideas on ways forward in the challenge to abolish nuclear weapons. more…

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International Survey by SGI Youth Shows 91% Consider Nuclear Weapons Inhumane | April 24, 2013
On April 23, the results of an international survey on attitudes towards nuclear weapons carried out by youth members of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist group were released at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG) during the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. more…


Survey of Youth Attitudes to Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power | August 4, 2011
The Soka Gakkai Chugoku Student Peace Committee released on August 4 the results of its 16th annual survey on young people's attitudes to peace and nuclear weapons in the Hiroshima region, in advance of the August 6 anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. For the first time, two questions related to nuclear power were included. more…

Okinawa Student Survey Shows Need for Awareness-raising Activities | July 26, 2011
A survey to gauge awareness of the Battle of Okinawa amongst students on the island was conducted by the Soka Gakkai Okinawa Student Peace Committee during June 2011. The Battle of Okinawa was fought in 1945 and was the only land battle in Japan during World War II. The survey received 774 responses and included responses from students attending Ryukyu University and Okinawa International University. The committee also conducted a similar survey in 2010. more…


Youth Reject Nuclear Weapons, Survey in Eight Countries Shows | January-March 2010
From January to March 2010, youth members of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) in eight countries conducted surveys of their peers’ attitudes toward nuclear weapons and their abolition in advance of the May NPT Review Conference. more...

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