Kakutaro Kubo begins formulating his idea of popularizing the teachings
of Siddhartha Gautama found in the Lotus Sutra.
Kubo, along with Yasukichi & Kimi Kotani (Kubofs older brother and his
wife), formed a group called "Akasaka Reiyukai."
The Blue Sutra (a collection excerpts from the Threefold Lotus Sutra)
was compiled and published.
Reiyukai, located in the Akasaka district of Tokyo, was officially
inaugurated, with Kakutaro Kubo as Chairman of the Board and Kimi
Kotani as President.
The "Womenfs Action Group," for various social service activities, was formed.
Desiring to avoid potential conflicts associated with donations, the organization instituted a Uniform Membership Fee System to finance its activities.
"Guidelines for Members" was completed and announced.
Construction of a Headquarters building was completed in the Iikura area
Kakutaro Kubo passed away.
A Memorial Tower for World Peace was constructed at the summit of Mt. Shichimen in commemoration of the 3rd anniversary of Kakutaro Kubofs death.
The "Womenfs Action Group" was renamed as "Kunitomo (Friends of the Nation) Womenfs Group" and started large-scale social service activities nationwide.
Their outstanding contributions to social improvement were recognized by The International Red Cross, and Kimi Kotani and Tsugunari Kubo (the son
of Kakutaro Kubo) were invited to participate in a worldwide study tour.
The Reiyukai Youth Group was inaugurated. Tsugunari Kubo became its
first President. A Reiyukai Anti-Drug Campaign was initiated.
Construction of the Kakutaro Kubo Memorial Hall is completed in Tokyo,
and it is donated to a social welfare organization.
The Kimi Kotani Scholarship is established.
Meiho Junior and Senior High Schools, commissioned by Kimi Kotani, are opened.
The Miroku Sutra (Maitreya Bodhisattva Sutra) was complied
The construction of the Mirokusan complex, a training retreat for youth members located on Mt. Togasa in the Izu Peninsula, was completed.
Kimi Kotani passed away.
Tsugunari Kubo became the second President of Reiyukai.
Tsugunari Kubo launched the "Inner Trip: A Journey Into Your Heart" movement to promote Reiyukai internationally.
Reiyukai Centers started to expand worldwide in more than 18 countries.
The construction of "Shakaden," the grand meeting hall at the
Headquarters Complex, was completed.
The 1st International Conference of the Reiyukai Youth Group Society
(YGS) is held.
The Nationwide High-School speech contest was inaugurated.
Reiyukai's Inner Self Development campaign was initiated.
Representatives from 14 countries participate in a Youth Speech Festival,
in Tokyo, Japan, to commemorate the United Nationsf International Youth Year. Following this initial event, similar festivals are held annually at individual Reiyukai Centers around the world, and international festivals
are held in the Asian, American, and European regions on a regular basis.
The High School Student Music Festival was inaugurated.
The Reiyukai Executive Council was inaugurated.
Reiyukaifs Charter was completed and announced.
Reiyukai participated in the "1990 International Garden and Greenery
Expo" held in Osaka, Japan. Its "Inner Trip Pavilion" was one of the
most popular attractions at the Expo.
The Sixth International Youth Year Speech Festival was held in
conjunction with "Expo f90." Representatives from 17 countries attended.
The construction and donation of a Library of Culture Center at Lumbini Garden(the birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha) was announced as a commemorative project in honor of the centennial anniversary of Kakutaro Kubofs birth.
The Reiyukai International Operation for Cambodian Relief (RIOCR)
opened its office in Cambodia.
The Reiyukai International Committee is inaugurated
The Reiyukai Kakutaro Kubo Memorial Inner Trip Project Foundation was established as a commemorative project for the 50th anniversary of Kakutaro Kubofs death.)
Construction of "Inner Trip Plaza Kamiyamacho" (an experimental Senior Citizen-Youth residential co-op) was completed.
The International College for Advanced Buddhist Studies (ICABS) was established in Tokyo.
"Fellowship Circles" were organized throughout Japan under the guidance
of Tsugunari Kubo
"Heart of the Lotus, International" was established.
The Essential Lay Buddhism Study Center was established.
"Guidelines for Members" was revised and announced.
Kokoro no Kai Memberfs Handbook (Japanese) was published.
The second gThree Thousand Person Forumh was held.
gShiawase ni naru,h a collection of personal essays, was published (Japanese).
The third gThree Thousand Person Forum: was held.