Valuing Society through Peace Education Author: Sabrina Sideris Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 10/21/2005 Category: Interview Kazutoshi Yoshino is a student in the Peace Education Programme at UPEACE this year. A member of Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a Buddhist association founded in 1930 in Japan, Kazutoshi strives,
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