Rev. Norio Sakai

Founder, Japanese Trustees’ Group


Rev. Sakai served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rissho Kosei-Kai from 1996 to 2001 and has been a member of the headquarters staff since 1965.

During Rev. Sakai’s chairmanship, he encouraged the growth and active involvement of World Conference of Religions for Peace in peacemaking actives through his strong support and active involvement.

As a leader in national and international Federations of religious organizations, including Religions for Peace, he is committed to the objectives of interreligious cooperation for peace and common living. He is well known in religious circles around the world for his leadership in Rissho Kosei-kai and his belief in the mission of the Religions for Peace.