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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Youth Caravan from Hiroshima: Dialogue and Interaction Event (London, UK)

  On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, the program participants held a dialogue event with local students at Oxford House. Those who participated in the event gave presentations on what they were doing on a daily basis to solve global issues. The presentations were followed by a Q&A session and an exchange of opinions.


Presentation Overview

  • In the world, a third of all food produced is wasted, causing a wasteful use of energy and generating greenhouse gas emissions.
  • A lot of food is wasted in Japan and other G7 countries.
  • No matter how many measures national governments take, a sustainable society will never be achieved unless consumer behavior changes.

Victoria Neumer

Presentation Overview

  • With the end of student life, many students throw away the daily necessities that they no longer need.
  • To solve the problem, I’ve developed an app called COCON.
  • COCON allows students to sell or lend daily necessities online that are no longer being used, contributing to nature conservation and the formation of a recycling-oriented society.

OCHI Ayumu

Presentation Overview

  • I am involved in the activities that arouse young people’s emotions and encourage them to think about environmental issues through agricultural experiences.
  • According to UNESCO, many young people around the world are indifferent to environmental issues.
  • One of the causes is the low quality of teaching materials and education on environmental issues worldwide, and it is necessary to improve them in the future.

Stephanie Danho

Presentation Overview

  • Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions are currently global issues.
  • To solve these problems, the UK is working on developing new energy sources that do not emit greenhouse gases.
  • In the future, the UK is going to promote solar power generation, as well as wind power generation, backed by the country’s geographical advantage.


Presentation Overview

  • In recent years, human rights have been guaranteed in various aspects, such as gender, but there are still some issues that remain unresolved.
  • I used to feel inferior in many ways, but through activities in which students actively engage in discussions on human rights and other themes, I’ve realized that self-respect leads to respect of other people’s human rights.
  • There is a limit to what an individual high school student can do, but cooperation between each individual will generate a great achievement.

Beatrice Cantelli

Presentation Overview

  • The UK is a country of diversity, a factor in attracting many people to migrate to the country.
  • The rise in prices and the shrinkage of competitive markets are reducing the number of those migrating to the UK.
  • It is said that migration brings great benefits to the relevant country, but support for those who have migrated is currently insufficient.
  • In the future, it will be necessary to foster researchers and acquire knowledge about migration between countries and to enhance support.


Presentation Overview

  • As the number of Hibakusha continues to age and decrease, how can we pass on the war experience to future generations from the perspective of the last generation who can hear directly from the Hibakusha?
  • To address this issue, I have launched an initiative to turn pre-war black and white photographs into color ones through AI technology and dialogue with Hibakusha.
  • To inherit the thoughts of the Hibakusha, it is important for each individual to listen to them and communicate what they have heard in their own way.

Thomas Nobu Daly

Presentation Overview

  • I’ve examined how the constitution is useful for building peace, based on Article 9 of the Japanese constitution, as well as the laws of the UK and my home country Canada.
  • It is a good idea to provide opportunities for children to learn about the constitutions and laws of various countries, such as Article 9 of the Japanese constitution, from a young age.


Presentation Overview

  • Some people say that art and culture are luxuries and unnecessary, but they surpass the power of words and play a major role in accepting diversity and building peace.
  • Soft power promotes understanding of other countries’ cultures and values, making it possible to build long-term international relations.

* “What is soft power?”
The concept of “soft power” was first defined by Prof. Joseph Nye, Harvard University. Prof. Nye argues that “hard power” is the ability to move other countries against their will through military or economic power, whereas “soft power” is the ability to move other countries in your desired direction by eliciting their admiration through the appeal of the values or culture of your country. (Translation of the original Japanese text from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website)

Alice Julie Pringault

Presentation Overview

  • In an increasingly globalized world, it is necessary to transcend gender, race, and religious differences and live as a member of the global society (Global Citizen of the World).
  • To this end, education, including moral education, plays an important role.
  • Communication should be built through various opportunities such as student life.

 During the Q&A session after the presentations, questions were asked, including “What kinds of activities do participants engage in to generate interest in each issue and initiative?” The answers concerned the provision of opportunities to get actively involved in each issue, as well as the necessity of improving the quality of education in the relevant fields. Backed by their daily research and efforts, the participants had a lively exchange of opinions.

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