Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security

Prepared by the Soka Gakkai International
October 2017

In March 2011, the northeast region of Japan known as Tohoku1 was hit by a natural disaster of enormous magnitude: The Great East Japan Earthquake. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake, coupled with numerous aftershocks, a series of highly destructive tsunami waves and a nuclear reactor accident, claimed thousands of lives, while causing lasting damage to the
surrounding communities and survivors of the atrocity. Even today, more than six years later, many continue to live in temporary housing and endure ongoing uncertainty about the future.

The core activities of the SGA aim to promote awareness and understanding through dialogue to advance the following three themes:

  1. Build a culture of peace and a world free of nuclear weapons
  2. Strengthen ties of friendship in Asia through dialogue and cultural exchanges
  3. Support post-disaster reconstruction efforts after the Great East Japan Earthquake

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