A memorial service for Daisaku Ikeda, honorary president of the Soka Gakkai, who passed away last November, was held on the 30th at a hotel in Tokyo.

At a farewell party held at a hotel in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, approximately 2,600 people attended, as announced by Soka Gakkai, including representatives from embassies from countries such as the United States and China, as well as from the business and academic worlds. did.

Daisaku Ikeda, honorary president of Soka Gakkai, who passed away last November at the age of 95, was born in what is now Ota Ward, Tokyo, and became the third president of Soka Gakkai in 1960 at the age of 32.

The following year, he formed the Komeito Political Federation, a political organization that became the Komeito Party, and after the Komeito Party was formed in 1962, he began to have a strong presence in central politics.

According to the Soka Gakkai, he was actively involved in peace movements and international exchange, visiting 54 countries and regions around the world and holding talks with leaders and cultural figures, and was even awarded the United Nations Peace Prize.

Even after resigning as chairman in 1978, he continued to have a charismatic influence as honorary chairman, but in his later years, he appeared less often on the public stage and was busy writing novels. That's it.

A 36-meter wide and 4-meter high altar decorated with carnations and chrysanthemums was set up at the venue, and those in attendance offered flowers and clasped hands to remember Mr. Ikeda.