Past Seminars

Speakers job titles are at the time of holding.

Seminars held after the establishment of IRISE

The 8th Seminar of IRISE
 October 29, 2021

Discussion commemorating the 150th anniversary of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi's birth: Current status and issues in Makiguchi research
 Speakers
  Masayuki Shiohara(IRISE Visiting Researcher)
  Andrew Gebert(Professor, IRISE)
  Shinichi Ushida (Professor of the Faculty of Education, Staff member of IRISE)
  Yusaku Iwaki(Part-time lecturer of the Distance Learning Program)
  Takao Ito (Professor of the Faculty of Letters, Deputy Director of IRISE)

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

Seminars held during the time of the Soka Education Research Institute and Soka Education Research Center

Date December 18, 2019
Title Culture of Peace and the Anwarul K. Chowdhury-Ikeda Dialogue
Presenter Masashi Nakayama (Professor of the Faculty of Law)
Date July 27, 2019
Title The Current Situation and Issues of Soka Education Research
Presenter Takao Ito (Professor of the Faculty of Letters)
Date February 27, 2019
Title Gorbachev-Ikeda dialogue and its influence
Presenter Junichi Kanzaka (Professor of the Faculty of Economics)
Date December 12, 2018
Title Protecting confidential information and providing access to archives: an analysis of GDPR
Presenter Takahiro Sakaguchi (Lecturer of Soka Education Research Institute)
Date November 2, 2018
Title On prime numbers
Presenter Atsushi Yamagami(Associate Professor of the Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Date July 18, 2018
Title Chinese culture and social psychology in transition period
Presenter CONG Xiaobo (Professor of Soka Education Research Institute)
Date December 13, 2017
Title First-Order Views on Value in The System of Value-Creating Pedagogy
Presenter Ryo Chonabayashi (Lecturer of the Faculty of Letters)
Date October 28, 2016
Title Soka University Pioneer Days
Presenter Tadashige Takamura (Honorary professor of Soka University) 
Date July 27, 2016
Title Management and Access: An Introduction to Theory and Practice of Archives
Presenter Takahiro Sakaguchi (Lecturer of Soka Education Research Institute)
Date October 23, 2015
Title Consider the Nichiren reception of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi through historicized religious concepts
Presenter Andrew Gebert (Part-time Lecturer at Soka University)
Date September 26, 2014
Title SGI movement in Mexico
Presenter Daisuke Inoue (Associate Professor in Faculty of Literature)
Date September 2, 2014
Title Tsunesaburo Makiguchi's resistance during the war (3)
Presenter Takao Ito (Associate Professor in Faculty of Literature)
Date September 11, 2013
Title 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
Presenter Shinichi Ushida (Member of Soka Education Research Institute)
Date July 26, 2013
Title The Masterful Kumārajīva Translation--Translating the 
Presenter Masatoshi Ueki (Buddhist Ideology Researcher)
Date October 5, 2012
Title Soka Gakkai/New Komeito Seen in the United Kingdom Ministry of Foreign Affairs Documents (January 1968-September 1969)
Presenter Ichiro Maekawa (Member of Soka Education Research Institute)
Date 2012
Title Josei Toda as a
Presenter Teruaki Kitano (Member of Soka Education Research Institute)
Date May 23, 2012
Title The Ideology and Origins of Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
Presenter Munetake Mori (Part-time Lecturer at Musashi University)
Date April 30, 2012
Title Regarding the Suikokai
Presenter Ichiro Watanabe
Date January 18, 2012
Title Focusing on the Tokyo University Lotus Sutra Research Society
Presenter Ichiro Watanabe
Date November 21, 2011
Title Nobuyuki Okuma and the Founder
Presenter Hiroshi Okayasu (Board Chairman)
Date October 29, 2011
Title Focusing on the Proposal of Normalization of Relations between Japan and China
Presenter Ichiro Watanabe
Date September 5, 2011
Title How was the Yubari Incident Portrayed?--Differences in reporting seen in differences in the pages of Hokkaido newspapers
Presenter Yukio Mori (Member of Soka Education Research Institute)
Date September 5, 2011
Title Discussion of Daisaku Ikeda's View of Peace and World Order Vision: Human, Nonviolence, and People
Presenter Masashi Nakayama (Member of Soka Education Research Institute)
Date November 09, 2010
Title Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Eijiro Kawai
Presenter Shinichiro Matsui (Part-time Lecturer at Wako University)
Date December 7, 2009
Title Peace Proposals of Daisaku Ikeda and Peace Education at Soka University--Focusing on 
Presenter Hideki Tamai (Chief of Peace Issues Research Institute/Associate Professor in Faculty of Literature)
Date June 2, 2009
Title Reading the Ikeda/Toynbee Dialogue
Presenter Mikio Matsuoka (Member of the Eastern Philosophy Research Institute/Guest Professor at Higashi Nippon International University)
Date September 15, 2008
Title Learning from the Dialogue between Daisaku Ikeda and Aurelio Peccei
Presenter Junichi Kanzaka (Professor of the Faculty of Economics)
Date September 15, 2008
Title The Analysis of Yubari IncidentBased on Local Newspaper Articles
Presenter Yukio Mori (Professor of the Faculty of Letters)
Date September 15, 2008
Title Daisaku Ikedas Creative Arguments on Gender Issues
Presenter Yukio Sugiyama (Associate professor of the faculty of Letters)
Date July 11, 2008
Presenter John M. Heffron (Dean of Students, Soka University of America)
Date August 18, 2007
Title Readings from Daisaku Ikedas YouthJohann Pestalozzi in the EarlyDevelopment of Daisaku Ikedas Educational Thought
Presenter Takao Ito (Lecturer of Soka Education Research Institute)
Date August 18, 2007
Presenter Hiroko Inoue (Lecturer of Soka Education Research Institute)
Date June 14, 2007
Presenter Larry A. Hickman (Director of Center for Dewey Studies, Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
Date December 4, 2005
Presenter Naoyuki Masuda (Teacher at Kansai Soka High school)
Date August 9-10, 2004
Presenter Atsushi Furukawa (Professor of Kagawa Junior College, Visiting Center member)
Date August 5-7, 2003
Presenter Atsushi Furukawa (Professor of Kagawa Junior College, Visiting Center member)
Date January 22, 2003
Presenter Jia Huixuan (Director of Center for Ikeda Studies in Beijing University)
Date October 12, 2002
Presenter Momoko Baba (former Principal of Toyama municipal Shimmei elementary school)
Seiji Yoshikawa (Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Education, Center member)
Date May 26, 2002
Presenter Kiyoshi Kawashima (Gunma Eisu Gakkan, Lecturer of Ikuei Junior College)
Date September 14, 2001
Presenter Yoshinori Suematsu (Editorial committee member of the Complete works of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi)
Koji Omura (Editorial committee member of the Complete works of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi)
Date March 15, 2001
Presenter Kazuo Nomura (Interlocking Researcher at the Ohara Institute for Social Research, Hosei University)

Speakers job titles are at the time of holding.