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Councilors of Religions for Peace Japan Holds Meeting at Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine in Kyoto

June 2017

Religions for Peace Japan held a board of councilors meeting in the Seiho-den of Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine in Yawata City, Kyoto Prefecture on June 29. Seven councilors and auditors took part. Rissho Kosei-kai President Nichiko Niwano was present as president of Religions for Peace Japan and chairperson of the board of councilors.

The meeting began with an offering of prayers for world peace by all participants. Rev. Tsunekiyo Tanaka, chief priest of Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine and president of Jinja Honcho (Association of Shinto Shrines), and Ven. Gijun Sugitani, chair of Religions for Peace Japan and a supreme advisor to the Tendai Buddhist Denomination, gave their respective greetings, which was followed by President Niwano's opening address.

The board of councilors approved the board of directors' settlement report on the projects of fiscal 2016 (April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017) and a revised budget for fiscal 2017 (April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018). The board also approved personnel changes for Rev. Kiyohiko Miyakawa, the former director of General Affairs of Jinja Honcho, and Rev. Nobuhiro M. Nemoto, secretary-general of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace, who retired from the board of directors. Rev. Ikuo Saito, the new director of General Affairs of Jinja Honcho, and Rev. Kenichiro Nakamura, managing trustee of Rissho Kosei-kai, became new members of the board of directors. Based on a board of directors' recommendation, Rev. Shinichi Yahagi, provincial secretary of Nippon Sei Ko kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan) became a special member of Religions for Peace Japan.

The board also heard reports on the activities of the organization's task forces and subcommittees.

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