Creating Value
The Soka Education


Soka University

Soka Universität Japan

Soka University is located in the city of Hachioji, a suburb of Tokyo which is known as a university town. Situated on a slight rise at the edge of the Tama hills with abundant greenery, a quiet atmosphere, and clean air, the campus provides an ideal environment for students to devote themselves to study and the pursuit of their individual goals.

Soka University's educational philosophy was established by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi who was a principal of elementary school. Makiguchi published the Value Creating Educational System based on his belief that "the purpose of education is to lead students' happiness," and developed humanistic education pedagogy. His value creating educational philosophy based on a belief in the infinite potential of the individual was carried on to his successor, Josei Toda who was also an elementary school teacher. It was Daisaku Ikeda who inherited their dreams and established Soka University to realize the value creating educational system.

The Founding Principles are:

  • Be the highest seat of learning for humanistic education.
  • Be the cradle of a new culture.
  • Be a fortress for the peace of humankind.

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