Past Seminars

Speakers job titles are at the time of holding.

The 7th Seminar of IRISE
 September 8, 2021

On “Tsunesaburo Makiguchi: A Critical Biography”
Masayuki Shiohara(IRISE Visiting Researcher)

The 6th Seminar of IRISE
 July 23, 2021

An Overview of Global Citizenship Education
Stephanie Mitsuko Kukita
(Lecturer of IRISE)

Human Capital, Human Right, Human Capability, and Value-creating Education
– Exploring a new model of education in policy level from the viewpoint of creative role –
Hiroshi Taji(Osaka Prefectural Education Center)

The 5th Seminar of IRISE
 June 23, 2021

What is "Toda University"? --What Daisaku Ikeda Learned
Masayuki Shiohara(IRISE Visiting Researcher)

The 4th Seminar of IRISE
 January 9, 2021

Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education: A Review of the Anglophone Literature
Nozomi Inukai(Research and Translation Fellow, Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education, DePaul University)

The 3rd Seminar of IRISE
 December 23, 2020

Rethinking John Dewey’s Chinese Experience: Based upon the Items of Dewey Center in Southern Illinois University
LIU Xing(Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University)

The 2nd Seminar of IRISE
 October 14, 2020

Methodologies for Research in Tsunesaburo Makiguchi's Thought
Andrew Gebert(Professor of Ikeda Research Institute for Soka Education)

The 1st Seminar of IRISE
 September 9, 2020

Tsunesaburo Makiguchi's Childhood and the Family Register [Jinshin-Koseki]
Kinuo Wakai

December 18, 2019

Culture of Peace and the Anwarul K. Chowdhury-Ikeda Dialogue
Masashi Nakayama (Professor of the Faculty of Law)

July 27, 2019

The Current Situation and Issues of Soka Education Research
Takao Ito (Professor of the Faculty of Letters)

February 27, 2019

Gorbachev-Ikeda dialogue and its influence
Junichi Kanzaka (Professor of the Faculty of Economics)

December 12, 2018

Protecting confidential information and providing access to archives: an analysis of GDPR
Takahiro Sakaguchi (Lecturer of Soka Education Research Institute)

November 2, 2018

On prime numbers
Atsushi Yamagami(Associate Professor of the Faculty of Science and Engineering)

July 18, 2018

Chinese culture and social psychology in transition period
CONG Xiaobo (Professor of Soka Education Research Institute)

December 13, 2017

First-Order Views on Value in The System of Value-Creating Pedagogy
Ryo Chonabayashi (Lecturer of the Faculty of Letters)

October 28, 2016

Soka University Pioneer Days
Tadashige Takamura (Honorary professor of Soka University) 

July 27, 2016

Management and Access: An Introduction to Theory and Practice of Archives
Takahiro Sakaguchi (Lecturer of Soka Education Research Institute)

October 23, 2015

Consider the Nichiren reception of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi through historicized religious concepts
Andrew Gebert (Part-time Lecturer at Soka University)

September 26, 2014

SGI movement in Mexico
Daisuke Inoue (Associate Professor in Faculty of Literature)

September 2, 2014

Tsunesaburo Makiguchi's resistance during the war (3)
Takao Ito (Associate Professor in Faculty of Literature)

September 11, 2013

Pedagogy of Herbart and Tsunesaburo Makiguchi--Attempting to join the relationship between Herbart, J. F. and Tsunesaburo Makiguchi via intellectualism by criticizing moral education from the ground level of modern education
Shinichi Ushida (Member of Soka Education Research Institute)

July 26, 2013

The Masterful Kumārajīva Translation--Translating the 
Masatoshi Ueki (Buddhist Ideology Researcher)

October 5, 2012

Soka Gakkai/New Komeito Seen in the United Kingdom Ministry of Foreign Affairs Documents (January 1968-September 1969)
Ichiro Maekawa (Member of Soka Education Research Institute)


Josei Toda as a
Teruaki Kitano (Member of Soka Education Research Institute)

May 23, 2012

The Ideology and Origins of Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
Munetake Mori (Part-time Lecturer at Musashi University)

April 30, 2012

Regarding the Suikokai
Ichiro Watanabe

January 18, 2012

Focusing on the Tokyo University Lotus Sutra Research Society
Ichiro Watanabe

November 21, 2011

Nobuyuki Okuma and the Founder
Hiroshi Okayasu (Board Chairman)

October 29, 2011

Focusing on the Proposal of Normalization of Relations between Japan and China
Ichiro Watanabe

September 5, 2011

How was the Yubari Incident Portrayed?--Differences in reporting seen in differences in the pages of Hokkaido newspapers
Yukio Mori (Member of Soka Education Research Institute)

September 5, 2011

Discussion of Daisaku Ikeda's View of Peace and World Order Vision: Human, Nonviolence, and People
Masashi Nakayama (Member of Soka Education Research Institute)

November 09, 2010

Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Eijiro Kawai
Shinichiro Matsui (Part-time Lecturer at Wako University)

December 7, 2009

Peace Proposals of Daisaku Ikeda and Peace Education at Soka University--Focusing on 
Hideki Tamai (Chief of Peace Issues Research Institute/Associate Professor in Faculty of Literature)

June 2, 2009

Reading the Ikeda/Toynbee Dialogue
Mikio Matsuoka (Member of the Eastern Philosophy Research Institute/Guest Professor at Higashi Nippon International University)

September 15, 2008

Learning from the Dialogue between Daisaku Ikeda and Aurelio Peccei
Junichi Kanzaka (Professor of the Faculty of Economics)

September 15, 2008

The Analysis of Yubari IncidentBased on Local Newspaper Articles
Yukio Mori (Professor of the Faculty of Letters)

September 15, 2008

Daisaku Ikedas Creative Arguments on Gender Issues
Yukio Sugiyama (Associate professor of the faculty of Letters)

July 11, 2008:

John M. Heffron (Dean of Students, Soka University of America)

August 18, 2007

Readings from Daisaku Ikedas YouthJohann Pestalozzi in the EarlyDevelopment of Daisaku Ikedas Educational Thought
Takao Ito (Lecturer of Soka Education Research Institute)

August 18, 2007:

Hiroko Inoue (Lecturer of Soka Education Research Institute)

June 14, 2007:

Larry A. Hickman (Director of Center for Dewey Studies, Southern Illinois University Carbondale)

December 4, 2005:

Naoyuki Masuda (Teacher at Kansai Soka High school)

August 9-10, 2004:

Atsushi Furukawa (Professor of Kagawa Junior College, Visiting Center member)

August 5-7, 2003:

Atsushi Furukawa (Professor of Kagawa Junior College, Visiting Center member)

January 22, 2003:

Jia Huixuan (Director of Center for Ikeda Studies in Beijing University)

October 12, 2002:

Momoko Baba (former Principal of Toyama municipal Shimmei elementary school)
Seiji Yoshikawa (Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Education, Center member)

May 26, 2002:

Kiyoshi Kawashima (Gunma Eisu Gakkan, Lecturer of Ikuei Junior College)

September 14, 2001:

Yoshinori Suematsu (Editorial committee member of the Complete works of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi)
Koji Omura (Editorial committee member of the Complete works of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi)

March 15, 2001:

Kazuo Nomura (Interlocking Researcher at the Ohara Institute for Social Research, Hosei University)

Speakers job titles are at the time of holding.