Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has founded courses that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life. He has established nonprofit organizations that recognize a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality and religion. His goal is to uplift people around the globe, to reduce stress, and to develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities.


Japanese Prime Minister lauds Sri Sri’s “Wave of Happiness” Campaign

Spirituality & Human Values


Japanese Prime Minister lauds Sri Sri’s “Wave of Happiness” Campaign

Tokyo, Japan, April 11 – 13, 2012

During his three-day tour of Japan, Sri Sri met with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who welcomed him and praised the efforts of the Art of Living saying, “I am very happy that Sri Sri visited the epicenter of the tsunami and met with the displaced victims. I appreciate the participation of the Art of Living in Japan where the suicide rates are becoming very high.”

Mr. Hiroshi Yamada, leader of the “spirit of Japan” party and former Mayor of Suginami city organized a civic reception for Sri Sri, attended by:

  • Former Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Abe Shinzo;
  • Mr. Hiranuma Takeo, Minister of Parliament;
  • Mr. Sonoda Hiroyuki, Minister of Parliament;
  • Mr. Nagashima Akihisa, Minister of Parliament;
  • Governor of Saitama prefecture, Mr. Ueda Kiyoshi;
  • Chairman of Osaka prefecture assembly, Mr. Asada Hiroshi;
  • Former Mayor of Yokohama, Mr. Nakada Hiroshi; and
  • Mr. Kasai Noriyuki, Chairman, Central Japan Railways Corporation.