Vision for the 21st Century

A Rebirth in Individual Responsibilities and Values

by Masami Saionji



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/10/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781434340580

About the Book

The chapters in this book address larger questions of human capability and the meaning of life and death with guidance on a range of everyday topics, from love and marriage, to health and personal troubles, to the education of children.
Showing us the ways in which we readily violate our own freedom and hand over control of our lives to others, Masami Saionji then offers practical tips on how we can change our habits, make the best use of our life-energy, and draw our our latent power to create an entirely new self.

About the Author

Descended from the Royal Ryuku Family of Okinawa, Masami Saionji was born in Tokyo, Japan. She was educated in Japan at Gakushuin Women’s Junior College and studied English in the United States at Michigan State and Stanford Universities.  At an early age she became a Master (Shihan) of Japanese Classical Dance, and taught students for more than ten years.

While in her teens, she came in touch with the peace vision of philosopher Masahisa Goi, who later designated her as his successor and adopted daughter. She heads several peace organizations, including the Goi Peace Foundation, founded in Japan, and the World Peace Prayer Society, headquartered in New York. She is perhaps best known for her leadership of the international Peace Pole Initiative, which places visual reminders of peace in key locations around the world. In November 2001, she was named an honorary member of the Club of Budapest in recognition of her exceptional efforts for world peace.

Masami Saionji has authored twenty books in Japanese and seven in English and other languages. She has lived in North America and Europe, and travels extensively on speaking and seminar tours. She and her husband, the descendant of a Japanese prime minister, have three daughters. They currently live in Tokyo.