High Nikkenfs Indonesian Prodigal Tour –Total Failure

(March 16, 2005 issue, Kaikaku Jiho {Reformist News})

A total blunder in High Priest Nikkenfs prodigal tour to Indonesia is subjected to derision within as well as out of the priesthood. The Indonesian government initially rejected the internationally infamous High Priest Nikkenfs entry into the country. However, it later granted a visa under the condition of that he refrains from visiting a temple or giving sermons. He, in fact, exposed his disgraceful image by rushing out, virtually fleeing, the country after a 24-hour stay.

The original plan included a six-day debauchery stay together with his wife, accompanied by an entourage amounting to 88 people. He had already announced his plans for the trip with an air of arrogance early in the year.

Moreover, it is said that the high priest easily took the bait of gbeing able toh confer with the Indonesian President—the determinant factor to finalize his decision to visit the country.

Notwithstanding the big announcement, however, the visit turned out to be a mere twenty-four-hour stop over. A nameless high priest from Japan who simply sent relief funds for damages after the earthquake off the coast of Sumatra obviously is not sufficient to qulify him to meet with the head-of-state.

It was on January 27 as soon as the high priest arrived in Indonesia that he was informed of the reality. According to some sources, infuriated, he started constantly hollering ferociously at members of his entourage on into midnight.

A blunder of this luxurious trip and cancellation of a meeting with the President are both attributable to none other than the high priestfs misdemeanor.

It all started out from Nikken being refused entry into the country. His misconducts, abusive comments on the Islamic people and countless others are more than sufficient reasons to be refused entry.

Prior to the trip, the news of forthcoming arrival of Nikken was met with a spontaneous and concurrent antipathy amongst the mass media and the general public. An editorial denouncing Nikken written by the former Minister of Religion and the launching of an anti-Nikken campaign by a major newspaper, among others are some of the reactions that were openly expressed.

Anti-Nikken Campaign
Furious Reaction of the Indonesian Society—Major Paper Launches Anti-Nikken Campaign

After a while, shortly prior to taking off for his trip, the high priest was granted visa under the condition that he does not visit any temple or give sermons. Nikken was virtually confined by the shackles of severe regulations—treated as a de facto suspect. Situation described above clearly reflects public opinion in the Indonesian community.

The mere act of dreaming to have a meeting with the President in itself clearly implies High Priest Nikkenfs arrogant megalomaniac nature.

On the other hand, the only local meeting he was allowed to attend was an assembly that took place in a lay non-sectarian facility. In spite of his attendance under the title of ghigh priest,h he was unable to deliver a sermon and virtually had little or no presence. Some participants in the hall were confused and wondered, saying, gIsnft that the high priest?h or gI canft tell which one is the high priest.h On the contrary, there were also others who complained, mumbling gIt was a lie, the high priest did not comeh and left before the meeting was adjourned.

An outrageous so-called gcontribution within the range of ?60,000 to ?250,000 that the Nichiren Shoshu parishioners paid prior to the meeting simply disappeared in total confusion, naturally calling forth much complaint from among the membership.

Not only in Japan but also in Indonesia, he was ripping off as much donation as possible and ultimately abandoning them—this may be considered a universal atrocity the high priest incurs upon his parishioners.