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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Hiroshima-ICAN Academy Day 1: Opening

 Hiroshima – ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2019 has started on July 31!

15 participants from 11 countries gathered in Hiroshima and started to learn about the reality of nuclear weapons and global security. More than half of participants came to Hiroshima for the first time. They have commented that, “I would like to learn about the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and global security” or “I would like to discuss how we can move youth people’s interest to nuclear issues”.

In the opening ceremony, Hiroshima Prefecture introduces our three initiatives. First one is “Joint research with worldwide research institutes such as SIPRI, UNIDIR, and Chatham house”. Second one is “to spread the abolition of nuclear weapons as a universal value and increase the number of supporters of the initiative.” Third one is “developing the next generations of human resources”. Hiroshima Prefecture expects participants of the program to be a leader who could make concrete contributions towards realizing a peaceful world.

Also, Mr. Akira Kawasaki, a member of the International Steering Group of the ICAN, told them that, “To know the reality of A-bombing to Hiroshima is the beginning to discuss even though we have different views” and “I would like all of you to learn each other through this program and discuss interactively”.

[Participant 15 young people (from 11 countries)]

<Detail> Age: 18-27, Sex: Male 5 Female 10

Group Country # of person
Nuclear- Weapons States The United States 3
France 2
The United Kingdom 1
China 1
Russia 1
Sub Total 8
Non-Nuclear- Weapons States Japan 2
Republic of Korea 1
Belgium 1
Germany 1
Netheland 1
Australia 1
Sub Total 7
Total 15

* Nuclear-weapons states are China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States as defined by NPT (the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons).

<Schedule of Day1>


Peace Park and Museum

Exchange with Hibakusha (A-bombed survivors) Organizations

Welcome Dinner

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