Directors and Councilors of Religions for Peace Japan Meet at Rissho Kosei-kai Headquarters in Tokyo
The Japanese Committee of the World Conference of Religions for Peace held the 112th meeting of its board of directors and the 107th meeting of its board of councilors on January 26 in the Horin-kaku Guest Hall at Rissho Kosei-kai headquarters in Tokyo. Fifty-one directors and councilors attended.
Rissho Kosei-kai was represented by President Nichiko Niwano as chairperson of the Japanese committee and councilors Rev. Yasutaka Watanabe, chair of the board of trustees; Rev. Takeshi Kawabata, director of the general affairs bureau; and general affairs deputy directors Rev. Keiji Kunitomi and Rev. Hiroe Kikuchi.
After President Niwano made the opening address, board members discussed and approved an activities plan and a budget draft for fiscal 2011. They also approved the Japanese committee's participation in talks during February 19-20 in Beijing at which religious representatives from China, North and South Korea, and Japan discussed how people of religion could contribute to peace and reconciliation in the region. The talks were proposed by the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace.
Board members also heard reports on commemorations of Religions for Peace's 40th anniversary and the process in Japan for obtaining the legal status of a public interest corporation. They also heard Religions for Peace Japan subcommittees' detailed reports on their activities in fiscal 2010.
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