“Network for Peace” established as part of “Hiroshima for Global Peace” plan

by Kenichiro Nozaki, Staff Writer

On February 28, Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima City, five universities in Hiroshima Prefecture, and an international organization based in Hiroshima established the “Hiroshima Research and Educational Institutes Network for Peace.” This is part of the prefecture’s “Hiroshima for Global Peace” plan, in which Hiroshima, as the A-bombed city, intends to demonstrate its role in nuclear abolition and peace building efforts.

Fifteen people from ten entities, including Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima City University, and the Hiroshima Office of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), attended the inauguration meeting, held in downtown Hiroshima. They confirmed that the network will hold a general meeting and a special workshop to discuss specific projects in fiscal 2013 as well as organize a forum on peace building.

Shinichi Uye, director of the Institute for Peace Science at Hiroshima University and the representative of the network, said, “To date, there have been few unified efforts between administrative bodies, universities, and international organizations. We hope to convey our messages both at home and abroad.”

(Originally published on March 1, 2013)