Dr. Minoru Kasai

  • 2015
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India

Born: June 13, 1932

Dr. Minoru Kasai was born in northern Japan, and brought up in China. Since the sixties, he has been an ardent Gandhian and a Gandhian scholar; as his relation with India and scholarship on Gandhiji's life and philosophy started during his student days in Benares.

Since 1968 till date, Dr. Kasai has been associated with the International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo, Japan and currently is the Professor Emeritus of this University. Dr. Kasai’s journey of work and life continues to spread Gandhiji’s revolutionary message and vision in India, America, Philippines and South Africa.

He comprehends the civilization changes and interprets them on the grounds of reason that is sustained by truth. The writings and talks also address the evolution of plural models of sustainable development and inclusiveness of all sections.