Around the world

Soka Schools

Realizing the shared dream of his mentors, Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda, SUA Founder Daisaku Ikeda has established many schools in various parts of the world over the past four decades.


Elementary Schools

Junior & Senior Highschools


Soka Institutions around the world

The Soka institutions are all based on the philosophy of creating value, and strive to apply Soka education in a way that reflects the cultural and societal contexts of their respective locations.


Sapporo Soka Kindergarten
(Hokkaido, Japan (1976)
Hong Kong Soka Kindergarten
(Hong Kong, China, 1992)
Singapore Soka Kindergarten
(Singapore, 1993)
Malaysia Soka Kindergarten
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1995)
Brazil Soka Kindergarten
(São Paulo, Brazil, 2001)
Soka Happiness Kindergarten
(Seoul, South Korea, 2008)

Elementary Schools

Tokyo Soka Elementary School
(Tokyo, Japan, 1978)
Kansai Soka Elementary School
(Osaka, Japan, 1982)
Brazil Soka Elementary School
(São Paulo, Brazil, 2002)

Junior & Senior Highschools

Soka Junior and Senior High Schools
(Tokyo, Japan, 1968)
Kansai Soka Junior and Senior High Schools
(Osaka, Japan, 1973)


Soka University
(Tokyo, Japan, 1971)
Soka Women's College
(Tokyo, Japan, 1985)
Soka University of America
(Aliso Viejo, California, 1987)

Singapore Soka Kindergarten

The kindergarten offers a unique program for students to apply an experience-based approach to learning, which is a core principle of Soka education.

The “Soka Kindergarten Post Office” allows the children at Singapore Soka to apply for jobs, discuss job requirements with their teachers, attend on-the-job training, and then take on their daily tasks of sorting and distributing the mail to the students in each class. The children are encouraged to communicate with each other by letters or picture messages.

Sapporo Soka Kindergarten

With over 30 years of history, the Sapporo Soka Kindergarten has developed many unique programs that put into practice the theories of Soka education.

Rhythmic Classes:

The school offers rhythmic classes to develop the students’ abilities to express themselves through music and help them develop independence through interaction with teachers, friends and nature.

Sister School Exchanges:

The kindergarten also holds various programs to foster exchange among its sister Soka schools, such as meeting with visiting junior and senior high school students and holding gift exchanges.

Brazil Soka Kindergarten Elementary & Junior High Schools

At Brazil Soka Schools, teachers emphasize the importance of one’s connection with nature through gardening. Students tend to a garden with fruits and vegetables and aim to produce food for their own consumption.

Tokyo & Kansai Junior High High Schools

The Tokyo and Kansai Junior High and High Schools were the first Soka schools to be founded in the world and represent the beginning of the development of the Soka School system.

Tokyo Soka Jr. High and High School started off as boys’ schools in 1968. Kansai Soka Jr. High and High School started off as girls’ schools in 1973.

Unique Programs:

  • Students participate in International Philosophical Olympiad
  • Kansai junior high and high school students participate in National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s educational program “EarthKAM”
  • Mandatory intensive Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) course for high school seniors

Soka Women’s College

A two-year college which offers two majors: English Communication and Modern Business

Over 2500 students have participated in the study abroad program to SUA in order to study English in an immersion setting and to foster an international perspective.

Soka University

Conducts exchange agreements with 104 universities in 44 countries and regions

There are over 8000 undergraduate and graduate students who attend Soka University of Japan.

Majors Offered:

  • Economics
  • Law
  • Human Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Engineering