To all of our fellow members in Great Kyushu,* whose spirits are burning with the shared vow of mentor and disciple, be the proud and dignified forerunners roaring like lion kings! Let triumphant shouts ring out throughout the Land of Fire!
*Kyushu is the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan. It is well known for its numerous active volcanoes and is called the “Land of Fire”.
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance with universal value and application