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Hiroshima for Global Peace

“The 8th Hiroshima Junior International Forum “

Outcome of the Forum

Hiroshima Prefectural Government has hosted the 8th Hiroshima Junior International Forum with a group of high school students from 24 different countries including Japan. They spent 4 days together to discuss about global peace, share ideas, deepen mutual understanding in order to spread messages of peace around the world toward a goal of elimination of nuclear weapons.

Team Building
Group Presentations

Hiroshima Junior International Forum Declaration

See attached file

Hiroshima Junior International Forum Declaration

Crafting the Hiroshima Declaration
Hiroshima Declaration handed to
the Governor

Action Plans and Impressions of the HJIF participants

Each participant developed Action Plan describing their future activities for the abolition of nuclear weapons and peacebuilding after returning home.


Excerpts of Action Plan


Excerpts of  Forum Impressions

Social Media

YouTube video on the Hiroshima Prefecture Channel

A Report of the 8th Hiroshima Junior International Forum


(1) Hosted by: Hiroshima Prefectural Government

(2) Date: Tuesday, August 15 – Friday, August 18, 2023

(3) Venue: International Conference Center Hiroshima

(4) Theme: What we can do to bring about international peace? (Initiatives for the abolition of nuclear weapons, reconstruction and peacebuilding)

(5) Participants: 85 high school students

Category Number of Participants Countries (Regions)
Foreign High school students from overseas

15 people

(13 countries)

Friendly Partnership State/Province
Sichuan(China) 1, Guanajuato(Mexico) 1, Hawaii(USA) 1
Other than above
Armenia 1, Cambodia2, India 1, Indonesia 1, Malaysia 1, Maldives 1, Philippines 2, South Korea1, Thailand 1, Uzbekistan1,
Foreign high school students living in Japan

24 people

(13 countries)

Argentine 4, Australia 1, Chile 1, Costa Rica 2, Finland 1, France 1, Germany 1, Mexico 1, Poland 1, Slovakia 1, Thailand 3, Ukraine 2, USA 5
Japanese High school students  46 people
(Hiroshima 36, outside Hiroshima 10)

(6)Program Details :

Date Time (JST) Program Details
August 15
9:00-20:00 ・Orientation
・Tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
・Visit to the Cenotaph
・Listening to an a-bomb survivor’s testimony
・Teambuilding workshop
・Lectures and group discussions on abolition of nuclear weapons
・Welcome reception
August 16
9:00-18:50 ・Keynote speech
・Lectures and Group discussions on reconstruction & peacebuilding
・Drafting the Hiroshima Declaration
August 17
9:00-18:15 ・Tour of Hiroshima Prefecture (Miyajima)
・Finalizing the Hiroshima Declaration
August 18

・Preparation for the final presentation 
・Debriefing session

・Presentation of the Hiroshima Declaration and Action Plans

*JST: Japan Standard Time


Visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Listening to an atomic bomb suvivor’s testimonies

Visiting Miyajima

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