Making Peace Your Lifes Work
The Saionji family has a long history of working for peacebuilding in Japan and the world. Masami Saionjii and her daughters Rika Saionjii, Maki Saionjii, and Yuka Saionjii will talk about their experience of intergenerational efforts to promote peace through Byakko Shinko Kai and the Goi Peace Foundation.
Yuka was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan but have lived in the United States and Germany during her childhood years. She has a degree in Law from Gakushuin University (Japan). Yuka has two published book in Japan. She works with youth around the world with projects for peace. Yuka is a deputee chairperson of a spiritual organization called “Byakko Shinko Kai” which was originated in Japan over fifty years ago. It is an organization dedicated to world peace and raising the consciousness of humanity founded by Yuka’s grandfather Masahisa Goi. He advocated a universal peace prayer “May peace prevail on earth”. Byakko believes in the divinity of all humanity and hosts interfaith events such as “Symphony of Peace Prayers” where we invite religious leaders from different religions to lead us in their peace prayer. She also works at the sister organizations of Byakko called the Goi Peace Foundation. She is also a board member of NPO “miratsuku” working on communication and community building after 3.11 earthquake in Japan. Yuka is also a member of the “Evolutionary Leaders” working in service to conscious evolution.