A native of Japan and a descendant of the Royal Ryukyu Family of Okinawa, Masami Saionji continues the work of her adoptive father, Masahisa Goi, who initiated a movement for world peace through the universal prayer May Peace Prevail on Earth.
As a spiritual leader and lecturer, she has touched thousands of people’s lives through her guidance and inspiration. She travels globally on speaking tours and has led peace ceremonies in many countries as well as at the United Nations and other international organizations. She is the author of over twenty books including The Golden Key to Happiness, You Are the Universe, The Earth Healer’s Handbook, Vision for the 21st Century and Evolving with the Universe.
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She is also an honorary member of the Club of Budapest and a member of the World Wisdom Council. She was awarded the Philosopher Saint Shree Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize of India along with her husband Hiroo in 2008. She is also the recipient of the 2010 WON Award honoring distinguished women leaders.
In February 2013, she introduced the grassroots Symphony of Peace Prayers ceremony at the United Nations in a special event called United for a Culture of Peace through Interfaith Harmony, hosted by H.E. Mr. Vuk Jeremi, President of the UN General Assembly.
Masami Saionji is the chairperson of three world peace organizations: Byakko Shinko Kai, The World Peace Prayer Society, and The Goi Peace Foundation. She and her husband currently live in Tokyo, and have three daughters all working for peace.