"Peace Is Not Something Complex Or Extraordinary. It Begins With Forging Heart-To-Heart Ties." This Was The Belief That Motivated Soka Gakkai President Daisaku Ikeda In 1962 To Set Out On A Journey That Encompassed Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Greece, Egypt....
Chapter 1: Treasure Land
On January 29, 1962, Shin'ichi Yamamoto set off for the Middle East with only three youth division leaders accompanying him.
Chapter 2: Long Journey
The group visits Turkey, Greece and Egypt. On the plane home, Shin'ichi thought of what a long journey kosen-rufu was.
Chapter 3: Acceleration
The fifth memorial service for Josei Toda [marking the fourth anniversary of his death] and the long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Grand Reception Hall were held at the head temple on April 2.
Chapter 4: Rough Seas
There was a sharp rise in the threats and harassment directed at the Komei-backed candidates and the Soka Gakkai as a result.
Chapter 5: Young Eagles
The summer of youth had come. On July 16, some twenty young men and women Student Division representatives gathered in a traditional Japanese-style room, in the Seikyo Shimbun Building in Shinanomachi, Tokyo.