The second president of the Soka Gakkai, Josei Toda (1900–58) made a key declaration condemning nuclear weapons as an absolute evil which threaten humanity’s right to live, and calling for their prohibition in front of 50,000 Soka Gakkai youth gathered at Mitsuzawa Stadium in Yokohama on September 8, 1957. SGM strongly believes that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist, and is striving for the abolition of nuclear weapons through educating the public and working closely with governmental and non-governmental agencies. SGM’s achievements in this area has been recognised by Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2020.
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