The 27th Annual Seiwajyuku World Convention
The 27th Annual Seiwajyuku World Convention was held at the Pacifico Yokohama International Convention Hall from July 17 to 18.
The Seiwajyuku World Convention, which began as a national convention in 1992, has been held every year as a place of unity among Seiwajyuku students across different countries and regions. The 27th annual event was the last convention, as Seiwajyuku will be officially dissolved at the end of December 2019. The event was attended by 4,791 people from Japan, Brazil, the United States and other countries, and the crowded venue was filled with the enthusiasm of students eager to learn more about the Inamori philosophy.
The first day included Management Practice Report presentations by four students chosen from regional block selection meetings followed by a grand compa (gala banquet) in the evening. On the second day, two additional students presented Management Practice Reports to the audience. Although Dr. Inamori was not able to attend the convention due to his elderly age, a statement of gratitude to Dr. Inamori was made by three representative students before the screening of a commemorative video looking back on the history of Seiwajyuku.
To conclude the convention, a lecture written by Dr. Inamori was read by a substitute speaker. In the lecture, Dr. Inamori left the following comments about the study of the management philosophy -"The organization itself, named Seiwajyuku, which began in Kyoto and spread to the whole world, will close its doors this December. However, while continuing to learn the philosophy on your own, sharing the philosophy with your employees, and leading your companies toward healthy development, there is no change in your mission to make as many people as possible happy through the management of your companies. Rather, this is not the end; it is a new beginning for you. Until now, I have been speaking to you as Jyukucho (Principal), but from now on you must continue to question your own actions, and you must deepen and practice what you have learned from Seiwajyuku."