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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Hiroshima Round Table 2021【Application Closed】 Hiroshima Round Table 2021 Public Webinar

The Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe) will hold a public webinar “Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and Hiroshima Prefecture’s Joint Research Report ‘NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT’” at the Hiroshima Round Table 2021.
Please join us for the public webinar!


*The Hiroshima Round Table is a conference to discuss nuclear disarmament and arms control in East Asia. For more information on the last conference, please refer to the link below:

* Applications are reopened due to the webinar being rescheduled from August 31, 2021

Event Overview


December 22 (Wed), 2021, 16:00 – 17:30 (JST)


Online (Zoom Webinar)


New Technologies and Nuclear Disarmament

(Since signing a partnership agreement in 2017, SIPRI and Hiroshima Prefecture have annually conducted joint research on nuclear disarmament. At this year’s webinar, the findings of last year’s research will be presented.)

This report envisions progress towards nuclear disarmament based on a ‘transitional’ approach, arguing it has the potential to narrow the gap between nuclear weapons abolitionists and deterrence-focused groups in the current debate on NPT and TPNW. At the same time, the report sheds light on the impact of new technologies on both nuclear deterrence and disarmament, to which those two camps have paid little attention so far. While an incremental or ‘step-by-step’ approach to disarmament is not new in principle, its credibility has been undermined by the long-standing failure by its proponents to match words with action. In contrast, the transitional approach, as understood here, stresses the urgency of taking concrete steps to tackle obstacles in the way of further nuclear cuts, highlighting minimal nuclear deterrence as a key intermediate objective towards end goal of universal nuclear disarmament.


Dr. Tytti Erästö (Senior Researcher, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI))


Prof. Kiichi FUJIWARA (Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, University of Tokyo)

Participants of Hiroshima Round Table 2021 (Public Webinar)

After SIPRI’s presentation (around 30 min), there will be a discussion part by Round Table Participants (the world prominent scholars and researchers in nuclear and security spheres from around the world).

Scheduled Participants List of Hiroshima Round Table 2021 (Public Webinar)


(Japanese-English real-time translation will be provided by a smartphone application)
(Japanese sign language interpretation will be provided in the Zoom Webinar)

Application Fee



Max. 200 viewers (First-come-first-serve application basis)

Application Deadline

December 17, 2021 (Fri) 17:00 (JST)
【Extended】 December 19, 2021 (Sun) 23:59 (JST)

How to Apply

Application is now closed. Thank you for your application!
After confirming your application, you will be emailed the Zoom link by the day before the event.
For application, please Login or Signup to ‘Hiroshima for Global Peace’ first and register to the webinar.


  • Please join the webinar under the name with which you applied.
  • We will use Zoom Webinar. Please prepare a personal computer, tablet or mobile device with an internet connection. Please note that you may find some functions unavailable, depending on the device you are using and your Internet connection such as wireless LAN.
  • We are unable to offer Zoom support, so please refer to the Zoom official website.

Inquiries about this page

Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (Hiroshima Prefectural Office)

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



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