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Daisaku Ikeda
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Daisaku Ikeda(May 2010)
President of Soka Gakkai International (SGI)
Assumed office
26 January 1975
Honorary President of Soka Gakkai
Assumed office
24 April 1979
Succeeded by President of Soka Gakkai
Hiroshi Hojo (北条浩)
Einosuke Akiya
Minoru Harada
3rd President of Soka Gakkai
In office
3 May 1960 – 24 April 1979
Preceded by Jōsei Toda
Acting President
Takashi Koizumi(小泉隆)
Succeeded by Hiroshi Hojo (北条浩)
Personal details
Born 2 January 1928 (1928-01-02) (age 93)
Japanese Empire, Tokyo, Ōta
Spouse(s) Kaneko Ikeda (池田香峯子)
Children
  • Hiromasa Ikeda (池田博正)
  • Takahiro Ikeda (池田尊弘)
Parents
  • Ichi Ikeda (mother)
  • Nenokichi Ikeda (father)
Residence Japan, Tokyo, Shinjuku-Ku, Shinanomachi (信濃町)
Alma mater Fuji Junior College (present-day Tokyo Fuji University)
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Daisaku Ikeda (池田 大作 , Ikeda Daisaku, born 2 January 1928) is a Buddhist philosopher, educator, author, and anti-nuclear activist. He has served as the third president and then honorary president of the Soka Gakkai, the largest of Japan's new religious movements. Ikeda is the founding president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI).

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