Kay Yoshikawa is a vice president of the International Committee of Artists for Peace (ICAP), whose mission is to develop peace-builders through the creative power of the arts. ICAP was founded on the humanistic philosophy of Daisaku Ikeda, president of Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a lay Buddhist movement promoting peace, culture, and education in 192 nations and territories. Along with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Patrick Duffy, Yoshikawa is an original ICAP board member as well as a key administrator for ICAPís major programs, including peace concerts, workshops, and exhibitions. The ICAP website is www.icapeace.org.
Yoshikawa, who obtained a BA at the Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan and an MBA at the University of California, Los Angeles, also currently serves as director of cultural affairs for SGIís American branch, SGI-USA, headquartered in Santa Monica, California.