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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Hiroshima Junior International Forum“The 9th Hiroshima Junior International Forum “Program Details for foreign high school students from overseas

Help nurture the next generation of leaders by inviting foreign and Japanese high school students to discuss global peace, share ideas, deepen mutual understanding, and spread a message of peace around the world


August 14(Wed)to August 18(Sun) ,2024


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 13 (Tue)

Overseas participants’ arrival in Hiroshima

August 14 (Wed)

Keynote speech
A-bomb survivor’s testimony
Team building workshop
Lecture and group discussion on abolition of nuclear weapons
Welcome reception

August 15(Thu)

Lecture and group discussion on reconstruction & peacebuilding
Drafting of the Hiroshima Declaration

August 16(Fri)

Tour of Hiroshima Prefecture Prefecture(Peace Memorial Park, Miyajima, etc.)

August 17(Sat)

Finalization of the Hiroshima D eclaration
Preparation for the debriefing s ession and presentation of the Hiroshima Declaration etc.

August 18(Sun)

Debriefing session and presentation of the Hiroshima Declaration, action plan etc.
August 18 (Sun)
   or 19 (Mon)

Overseas participants’ departure from Hiroshima


Participation fee


Costs covered by sponsor:

・Transportation from the nearest international airport 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 or 6 nights (August 13 to 17 or 18)
・Printing costs, tours (admission fees, charter bus costs, etc.), meals during the program(including the welcome reception)

*Accommodation and meals will be arranged and provided by the sponsor.

Number of participants:

・Foreign high school students from overseas  approx. 20 people


(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(Fri) , 2024.


 Application requirements

(1) Youth between 15 to 18 years old ( 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) The participants must be able to travel alone from a local domestic airport to Hiroshima with sponsor’s guidance


How to apply

(1) The following documents must be submitted to the address below  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

The 8th Hiroshima Junior International Forum

Report of the 8th Hiroshima Junior International Forum

The 8th Hiroshima Junior International Forum

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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