Jōsei Toda, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jōsei Toda

Japanese educator

Date of Birth: 11-Feb-1900

Place of Birth: Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 02-Apr-1958

Profession: educator, publisher

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Jōsei Toda

  • Josei Toda (?? ??, Toda Josei, 11 February 1900 – 2 April 1958) was a teacher, peace activist and second president of Soka Gakkai from 1951 to 1958.
  • Imprisoned for two years during World War II under violating the Peace Preservation Law and the charge of lèse-majesté, he emerged from prison intent on rebuilding the Soka Gakkai.
  • He has been described as the architect of the Soka Gakkai, the person chiefly responsible for its existence today.Toda was the disciple of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and mentor of Daisaku Ikeda, respectively the first and third presidents of the Soka Gakkai.
  • He used the term "human revolution" to embrace Makiguchi's thoughts on the pursuits of education and happiness in life as "inextricably connected in a lifelong journey toward continual self-development." Toda's leadership in building the Soka Gakkai is the theme of Ikeda's 12-volume roman à clef, "The Human Revolution" ("Ningen kakumei") which has sold millions of copies.
  • He died in 2 April 1958 and was formerly buried in Tokyo then later re-interred in a Buddhist Stupa within the Taisekiji Head Temple, Fujinomiya city in year 2001.

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