Seikyo Shimbun Highlights:
Manila, Philippines: On October 19, the Pasay (Pasa) City which is known as the 1st class highly urbanized city in Metro Manila, Philippines, bestowed Ikeda Sensei with a key to the city and presented Sensei a certificate of appreciation. This is to commend Sensei’s long years of efforts in maintaining the friendship between Japan and Philippines.
President Harada paid a courtesy visit to the former president of Philippines, Mr Ramos who is now 90 years old. They had about 45 mins of dialogue. Mr Ramos mentioned that Ikeda Sensei always says that youth is the hope and emphasizes that we must build a better world and future for the sake of the younger generations. Mr Ramos had met Ikeda Sensei 5 times. Sensei had planted a Sakura tree named after Mr & Mrs Ramos at the Hachioji Makiguchi Memorial Garden.