Masao Yokota

Senior Advisor

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Masao Yokota is Senior Advisor to the Center, having served as President from its founding in 1993 to June 2009. He also serves as Deputy Vice President of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) and Research Fellow of the Institute of Oriental Philosophy in Japan. Additionally, Masao is correspondent to Seikyo News in Japan. He enjoys face-to-face dialogue and connecting with new cultures.

Since he was involved with getting the Center going, Masao appreciated the wisdom of the three mottoes that Mr. Ikeda bequeathed to the Center early on for guidance:

Be the heart of a network of global citizens.
Be a bridge for dialogue between civilizations.
Be a beacon lighting the way to a century of life.

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