Minoru Harada

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Minoru Harada
6th President of Soka Gakkai
In office
9 November 2006 – present
Preceded by Einosuke Akiya
Personal details
Born (1941-11-08) November 8, 1941 (age 74)
Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Alma mater

Minoru Harada (原田 稔 Harada Minoru?, born November 8, 1941) is a Japanese Buddhist leader. He is the sixth president of the Soka Gakkai from 9 November 2006.[1] He is also the Supreme Advisor of Sōka University and the Acting President of Soka Gakkai International (SGI).

In 1953, he became an adherent of Soka Gakkai (the then Nichiren Shōshū). He attended Tokyo Metropolitan Bunkyo High School (now Tokyo Metropolitan Bunkyo Secondary Education School). He graduated from the University of Tokyo with the Bachelor of Economics degree. According to Soka Gakkai, he was a left-wing protester and a student activist like participating in the demonstration into the National Diet Building in the 1960s.[2] He was the manager of the Student Division and the Youth Division of Soka Gakkai, and the one of some Vice-Presidents of Soka Gakkai. In 2001, He was appointe the one of some Vice-Chairmen of Soka Gakkai.

He became the sixth President of Soka Gakkai[3] on 9 November 2006 following the resignation of Einosuke Akiya from the position.[1]

Soka Gakkai Presidency[edit]

Preceded by
Einosuke Akiya
6th President of Soka Gakkai
9 November 2006 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Minoru Harada Appointed as Soka Gakkai President | Soka Gakkai International (SGI) - press releases Tokyo, Nov 10, 2006 Retrieved April 7, 2016
  2. ^ 大白蓮華2008年10月号P34-35「師弟に生き抜け! 立正安国と第二室戸台風」
  3. ^ Seager, Richard Hughes (2006). Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the globalization of Buddhist humanism. University of California Press. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-520-24577-8.