BirthdayJanuary 2, 1928
BirthplaceOta, Japan

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Daisaku Ikeda

    Full name: Daisaku Ikeda
    Also known as: Daisaku Ikeda, Ikeda, Daisaku
    Education: Tokyo Fuji University
    Professions: Japanese writer
    Work: President of Sōka Gakkai

  2. Daisaku Ikeda Biography

    Daisaku Ikeda (池田 大作, Ikeda Daisaku, born January 2, 1928, Japan) is the founder and current president of Soka Gakkai International (SGI), the international offshoot of Soka Gakkai, a Japanese new religious movement informed by the teachings of Nichiren which, according to its own account, has more than 12 million members. In 1996, he was described in a Los Angeles Times article as a "puzzle of conflicting perceptions", ranging from "Japan's most powerful man" and a "threat to democracy", to an "inspired teacher" and "man of deep learning". Ikeda and Soka Gakkai have been the frequent targets of criticism for fostering a cult of personality centered on Ikeda.A period around 2010 when Ikeda was not seen in public led to speculation about his health. In 2011, a newsweekly known for its adversarial relationship with Soka Gakkai reported that he was terminally ill. He was seen accepting an honorary degree and delivering a speech in March 2013.

  3. Daisaku Ikeda Family

    Spouse: Kaneko Ikeda
    Childrens: Hiromasa Ikeda, Takahiro Ikeda, Official Website, Takahiro Ikeda

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