Oh members of the great Chubu Region, the indomitable stronghold of our kosen-rufu movement! From the very heart of Japan you continue to set the pace that opens up and steers the history of the country. Let's never forget our pledge to walk along "this path*" as we consistently advance with an unwavering spirit!
*Reference to the "Song of This Path" of the Chubu (Central) Region.
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application.