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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Hiroshima Junior International Forum“The 8th Hiroshima Junior International Forum “Program Details for foreign high school students from overseas

Invite foreign high school students and Japanese high school students to think about international peace, share ideas, deepen mutual understanding, and spread a message of peace around the world in order to bring about a world without nuclear weapons.


August 15(Tue)to August 18(Fri) ,2023


International Conference Center Hiroshima
(1-5 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Pref.)


What we can contribute to achieve a peaceful world.

(Initiatives toward the abolition of nuclear weapons, reconstruction and peacebuilding)

Schedule (tentative)


Program Details

August 14 (Mon)

Overseas participants arrive in Hiroshima

August 15(Tue)

Tour of Peace Memorial Museum
Visit the Cenotaph,
Listen to an a-bomb survivor’s testimony
Keynote speech
Team building workshop
Lecture and group discussion on abolition of nuclear weapons①
Welcome reception

August 16(Wed)

Lecture and group discussion on abolition of nuclear weapons②
Lecture and group discussion on reconstruction & peace building
Draft the Hiroshima Declaration

August 17(Thu)

Tour of Hiroshima Prefecture (Miyajima)
Finalize the Hiroshima Declaration

August 18(Fri)

Preparation for the debriefing session and presentation of the Hiroshima Declaration etc.
Debriefing session and present the Hiroshima Declaration, action plan etc.

August 19 (Sat)

Overseas participants leave Hiroshima


Participation fee


Costs covered by sponsor:

Costs details Participant Chaperone
Transportation from residence to lodging facility (round trip: plane tickets, bus, train tickets)
*Includes travel insurance
*Does not include any transit or lodging costs incurred while traveling from residence to the nearest international airport.
Lodging in Hiroshima City: 5 nights (August 14 to 18)
Printing costs, tours (admission fees, charter bus costs, etc.), meals during the program (including the welcome reception)

*○:Covered  ×:Not Covered

*If participants are able to travel by themselves between an airport in their country and Japan, then it is not necessary to have a chaperone accompany them.
*Accommodation and meals will be arranged and provided by the sponsor.

Number of participants:

・Foreign high school students living overseas approx. 20 people
Includes high school students from regions with which Hiroshima Prefecture has friendship agreements, namely:
Sichuan (P.R.China); Hawaii (U.S.A.); Guanajuato (Mexico) ,


(Reference) Other participants

・Foreign high school students living in Japan approx. 20 people
・Japanese high school students approx. 45 people


Application period

Applications must be received by May 31(Wed) , 2023.


 Application requirements

(1) Youth under 18 years old (preferably high school students)
(2) Highly interested in realizing international peace (the abolition of nuclear weapons etc.)
(3) Can actively participate in English discussions
(4) Can join in group activities according to the program
(5) Must attend the entire program with the exception of unavoidable circumstances
(6) Highly motivated to make use of the experiences of this program to participate in international exchanges and local activities
(7) If there is no accompanying chaperone, the participant must be able to travel alone from a local domestic airport to an airport in Japan


How to apply

(1) The following documents must be submitted to the address below (see #14) by post or e-mail.
-Application form
-Recommendation letter from your school principal
(2) You can download the application form from the Hiroshima Prefectural Government’s website.
* The office will carefully manage any personal information submitted, and will use such information only within the objectives of this program.

Application Form


Selection process

(1) Selection of participants:

After an examination of the application documents, participants will be chosen. The results of the selection will be sent to all applicants.

(2) Revocation of participant status:

Even after being selected, if a chosen participant at any time performs an action unbecoming of a participant or if a serious health issue arises, their status as a participant may be revoked.


International Affairs Division, Hiroshima Prefectural Government

10-52 Motomachi, Nakaku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, 730-8511, Japan


TEL: +81-82- 513-2361  FAX: +81-82-228-1614



You can see last year’s program report on the Hiroshima Prefectural Government’s official website




Application Form for foreign high school applicants


Information related to this page

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Report of the 7th Hiroshima Junior International Forum

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Online Learning Program, “Think about Peace – Hiroshima as a starting point” is available!

Hiroshima Prefecture starts the online learning program in order to develop human resource that can disseminate peace for the international society.

Online Learning Program

Inquiries about this page

International Affairs Division, Hiroshima Prefectural Government

Street address:10-52, Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, 730-8511



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