Daisaku Ikeda

For Daisaku Ikeda's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Commentary / Japan Dec 6, 2016

Empathy key to human rights

"The heart of all discussions of human rights is the battle against discrimination. All human beings are equal. No discrimination is permissible. Absolutely none."

Commentary / Japan Nov 4, 2014

A chain reaction of empowerment

More than anything, the world needs people who will take active steps to transform their own local community when it comes to dealing with any of the bewildering array of threats confronting humanity today.

Commentary Dec 23, 2011

Learning about dignity

On Dec. 19 the United Nations General Assembly, meeting in New York, adopted a historic new U.N. Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training. As the first internationally agreed standard for human rights education officially proclaimed by the U.N., the new document provides an important ...