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Reverend Kosho Niwano
Religion: 
Buddhism
Nationality: 
Japan
Gender: 
Female

Location of Activities

Country: 
Japan
Regions: 
East Asia
Organization(s): 
Federation of New Religious Organizations of Japan
KAICIID Affiliation: 
KAICIID Board of Directors
Email: 
President-designate, Rissho Kosei-kai

Co-moderator, Religions for Peace International

Board of Directors, Religions for Peace Japan

Board of Directors, Federation of New Religious Organizations of Japan

Date of Birth: 19 Jan. 1968

Granddaughter of Founder Nikkyo Niwano and first daughter of President Nichiko Niwano.

Reverend Niwano currently devotes herself to sharing the teachings of the Lotus Sutra with leaders both in Japan and overseas as well as with the members who visit the Great Sacred Hall for worship services and special events from all parts of Japan.

Career Summary:

  • President-Designate of Rissho Kosei-kai
  • Participation in several interfaith congresses including Religions for Peace World Assembly, Asian Conference of Religions for Peace
  • Studied at Rissho Kosei-kai’s Gakurin seminary
  • Law degree, Gakushuin University
  • Attending M.A. program, Applied Religious Studies, Sophia University
Biography as at  01.11.17
Main Publications: 

1.) 2013. The Buddha in Everyone's Heart: seeking the world of the Lotus Sutra (Kaisosama ni Naraite).

Areas of Actions: 
Peace and ReconciliationDialogueYouth
Forms of Actions: 
Educational ProgrammesSocial Work and Community Service