Yuka Saionji is Deputy Chairperson of Byakko Shinko Kai, spiritual organization dedicated to world peace and raising the consciousness of humanity that originated in Japan over fifty years ago. It was founded by Yuka’s grandfather, Masahisa Goi, who advocated the universal peace prayer, “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” Byakko teaches the divinity of all humanity, and hosts interfaith events such as the “Symphony of Peace Prayers,” where leaders from different religions are invited to lead us in their peace prayer while more than 10,000 people pray together in harmony with each and every prayer. Yuka also works with the sister organization of Byakko, the Goi Peace Foundation. WWW.GOIPEACE.OR.JP
Yuka was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan but also lived in the United States and Germany during her childhood years. She has a degree in law from Gakushuin University in Japan. She has a published book in Japan called The Notebook of the Heart, which was introduced in the newspapers. Yuka works with youth around the world on projects for peace. She is also involved in the World Spirit Youth Council, which is a movement to activate spirituality among young people from many countries.