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Unformatted text preview: Soka Gakkai International was established as the worldwide association for the movement; Ikeda became its president. Soka Gakkai has its own educational system (including Soka Univ. in Aliso Viejo, Calif.), publishing facilites, and cultural institutions that include two museums. Often criticized for its evangelism and exclusiveness, Soka Gakkai had developed ties with many outside organizations by the early 1990s and had become a nongovernmental organization member of the United Nations. In 1964 the Soka Gakkai organized Komeito, . an independent political party that became the second largest opposition party in the Diet. In 199394, Komeito was part of the multiparty government led by Morihiro Hosokawa . Komeito was dissolved in 1994 as part of a realignment among Japanese opposition parties, but the parties that arose from it reunited in 1998 to form New Komeito. Since 1999 New Komeito has been a junior partner in the Liberal Democraticled government....
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