I can add a few more details to this stunning description of the Nardella’s “ Presidents District”’story. The husband and wife bought their home for its location / a few houses away from JFK’s birthplace in Brookline MA. They hung out their SGI flag and waited for Ikeda to drop in after touring the Kennedy home where JFK was born. I moved to Boston a few years later - and was weirded out seeing the Natdella’s big SGI flag when I made my first visit to JFK’s birthplace in June 1995. I attended one meeting 5 years later and met Karen and Tony Nardella when the glow of their contrived encounter with Ikeda was wearing off and the reality of their home being a SGI tourist trap set in- . They didn’t seem to “ treasure the members “ anymore than Virginia Strauss did when she was director of the “ Peace Rrsearch Center for the 21st Century “ / now the Ikeda Dialogue Center. Yes, there was a lot of pompous strutting about when the center opened in prime real estate in Harvard Square the summer of 1995 when I arrived in Boston -/ but as much as a few arrogant leaders touted the huge significance of the place , Harvard pretty much ignores it-/ as do Bostonians - it is a sham , a joke. A very expensive bit of flinty PR — just like the honorary degree SGI big wigs conned U. Mass Amherst into delivering to Ikeda in Japan. Oh -/ the list of Boston SGI accomplishments ! Claimed by the Epsteiners, Olesky and other husband wife leader duos, they didn’t amount to much — and none of these “ sages “ wants to talk about the travesties that have struck Boston in their wake . It’s all about wealth, status and window dressing here and leaders who are legends in their own minds. ~ Katie
I talked to Robert Epsteiner several times. He is a conceited bag of wind.
I remember way back when I joined in England there were very few members, probably only about five hundred . I heard that Ikeda visited England in the 60s. Thinking thats nice, coming all over to England to encourage the new members which were only a handful at the time. No, He went straight to Oxford and never bothered to meet up with what must have been a small group without any difficulty. It struck me as strange later but in my hazy brainwashed mind I pushed it aside.It all made sense when I realised with more proof, Ikeda was a deep state figure ear marked to head S.G.I and do their bidding. I say was, because the likelihood he is dead now. I got someone who speaks Japanese to find out. This would not be on the internet as they are powerful enough to stop it going out to the west in another language. Again I have proof they can erase incriminating evidence which they have done with other information that backs this up. She told me there was a funeral in South Korea in 2014. Because most people do not know he was from Korea and that made perfect sense to me. I believe its a big insult for Japanese to be mistaken for those born in Korea . So this could have been why he did not let on to his members ,his true country of birth. I have a theory that he was not really Toda's right hand man and he was swopped very early on . There is only one photo as far as I know that is suppose to be him with Toda in a ceremony The rest are with him just walking by his side.A photograph easily taken. The one in the ceremony has the lower part of his face covered with a document he was reading out.It was hard to see but it did not look like him. I would be interested if anyone could supply the evidence and not just ones in an informal setting. I mean up on the stage with the big boys and not doing a fan dance.This could also explain that he was supposed to be pronounced Toda's successor in passing, while going down an elevator.