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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Soka University Student Song Questionnaire

Please share your memories or episodes you have on the student song. Please also share what you think of this website project.
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Stories of the Student Song

Current Soka University student
At the entrance ceremony, I sang the student song with the founder, Dr. Daisaku Ikeda. At that time, I set the determination to be filial to my parents through my studies and grow to be a leader who realizes world peace. After graduating from the university, I went on to graduate school and as I worked hard in my research, I recall back on the student song whenever I face hardships. The lyrics of the student song remind me of the memories at Soka University with the founder and my own determination. I believe that the student song is an eternal bond between the founder and the students of Soka University, a song that connects our hearts.


Soka University Alumni
When I was still a student, I sang the student song every day. In the school dormitories and after club activities ended. At commemorative events, I also sang countless times with the founder. I knew from my student days that the song lyrics were not written by the founder, but I felt that the lyrics encompass the expectations of the founder and the students’ determination. It was nice to see this commemorative website and it was my first time knowing about how the song was written at that time. Of course, I will never forget singing with the founder on my last day as a student, but the best memory I have of the student song is after the International Students’ Café held during the Soka University Festival, when we formed a circle with international students from many countries at the Tomodochi Garden, shoulder to shoulder, we became one and sang the student song after the international student song. I am deeply thankful to have come to Soka University.


Staff member of Soka University
I feel that the past 50 years of Soka University cannot be described without the student song. During the 50th anniversary last year, many resources and photographs were donated to the university, and we saw many Soka University students singing the student song shoulder to shoulder with one another. We also received precious resources and materials from the creators of the student song and learnt about their thoughts on it. The 50th Anniversary Special Exhibition held at the Central Tower includes a video of the student song being sung for the first time at the 2nd Soka University Festival, as well as the recording of the founder’s voice as he suggested to edit the lyrics with the students. The student song which encompasses the determination of the students was created with the founder and continues to be sung today.
I hope that the student song will continue to be sung throughout generations.



Current Soka University student
When I was a 5th grade elementary school student, I listened to the student song for the first time when I attended the open campus, as I had long to attend Soka University in wanting to meet the founder. My first impression of the song was that “it is so cool”, I thought. It was then I started to memorize the lyrics, and it became my motivation to study when I hummed to the song. Later, I studied hard as I promised my late grandfather that I would enroll into Soka University. This year, I enrolled into Soka University as the 52nd batch and joined the Pioneer Wind Orchestra. Just like how I was encouraged by the student song before I enrolled in Soka University, I am determined to practice hard every day to convey hope and encouragement to the people who watch our performances as a member of the orchestra.


Soka University Alumni
My beloved “Student Song”! How many times have I sung this song from my student days till now! I have repeatedly asked myself the question of “for what purpose”, and reflected on my life, advancing together with the “student song” in times of joy and hardship. During club activities (Koto club) and the days when the university was going through its construction. During those days, it was always with the “student song”. Even at the wedding ceremony of Soka alumni (including my own), it would always end with the “student song”. During times when we cannot gather at our alma mater, the “student song” becomes our alma mater itself. I will continue advancing together with the student song.



Soka University Alumni
Looking at my parents who wanted to repay their gratitude to their mentor in life while fighting on their stage of mission, and the current students who exert themselves as the committee members for events, I decided to enroll into Soka University. As I sang along to the student song while studying vigorously for the entrance exam, I managed to achieve great victory by successfully enrolling in the university. As I sang along to the student song at the entrance ceremony, I was filled with joy that I could finally be here at this university. Since then, I have exerted myself every day as a Soka University student while singing the student song whenever I could. Even though we could not gather at the campus due to the coronavirus, but singing the student song allows us to not lose the spirit of a Soka University student and enables us to continue learning. Even as I face difficulties now as a working employee, I remember the pride as a Soka University student in my heart whenever I hum to the student song. When I think of the mission to show the true value of the university, I think the real starting point as a Soka University student comes after we graduate. Holding the lyrics of “for whom” from the song in my heart, I will continue to walk on the eternal path of humanity.


Current Soka University student
With the heart for our founder, the dance crew D.I Crew has always been singing the student song before we start our practices. The members of the club would always sing together and call on each other to elevate our life condition as we listen to the voices of us singing the student song. The student song has been part of my youth.



Soka University Alumni
There was once before the entrance ceremony started, the Ginrei-group choir sang the student song for the students. I decided to join the choir group as I was impressed by their voices. Since then, the annual concerts and the Hagi-no-yube concert would always end with the “Student song”. Since graduation, I have always been humming and singing the student song, which has given me courage countless times. Whenever I hear the prelude of the song, it elevates my spirit and I would straighten my back. I will always treasure this significant student song forever.