Hiroshima Prefecture Why don’t you think about peace again now? Online Peace Lecture “Thinking about Peace from Hiroshima”

Hiroshima Prefecture
Why not think about peace again now? Online Peace Course “Thinking about Peace from Hiroshima”
Recruitment of students for sequel ~ Starting February 6 ~
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Hiroshima Prefecture uses the Internet to learn about the actual situation of the atomic bombs and international trends around the nucleus, regardless of time or place. Will begin on Thursday, February 6th.
This course is free of charge for anyone at any time nationwide, as long as there is an IT environment, using “gacco” *.
This course is a popular course with more than 3,700 participants. In this prefecture, through online courses “Thinking about Peace from Hiroshima”, we will make more people aware of the actual situation of the atomic bombs and the trends of international politics over nuclear weapons, and plan to foster human resources who can think and transmit peace themselves. .
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? Outline of the course
[Course name] @ Thinking about peace from Hiroshima
[Lecturer] Professor, The University of Tokyo, Kiichi Fujiwara [Content] (1) Based on the historical experience of the atomic bombing, as a base for considering the abolition of nuclear weapons and peace from a broader perspective
広 島 From Hiroshima, think about nuclear and peace.
* The 4th and 5th are sequels of the 1st to 3rd courses that have started since December 2018.
4th “Awareness of Peace: From Disaster to Recovery” (approx. 15 minutes x 4 times)
With the end of the Cold War resulting in civil wars and regional conflicts, as well as frequent occurrences of terrorism, efforts such as peacekeeping / building and post-war reconstruction have become increasingly important. Hiroshima, which has recovered from the atomic bomb scourge, is not only concerned about the abolition of nuclear weapons, but also as a place to think about peace from a broader perspective. I would like to focus on Hiroshima’s activities focusing on contributions in the field of peacebuilding and the development of peacekeepers.
5th “Peace from Hiroshima: Past, Present, Future” (15 minutes x 4 times) What is peace? What kind of peace for whom? What hinders peace and how is peace created? Consider what Hiroshima should do as a place to think about peace from a broad perspective, starting from the A-bomb experience.
[Format] Lectures by Prof. Fujiwara and performers (guests)
[Interviewer] Mr. Nao Tsuboi (Chairman of the Hiroshima Prefectural Atomic Bomb Victims Association, President Obama at that time) Interview as. ) 、 Mr. Shigeaki Mori (Historician. Investigated U.S. bombed POWs. President Obama visited Hiroshima at that time.) Interviewed as a survivor representative in. Scott Sagan (Professor at Stanford University), Nobuyasu Abe (Former Country)
Mr. Nobumasa Akiyama (Professor, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School), Mihoko Kumamoto (Director, United Nations Unitar, Sustainable Prosperity)
[Study period] About 2 weeks
[Training method] Register for the course at gacco. Watch videos and answer issues. A certificate of completion is issued to graduates. [Attendance application destination] Please see the following website for attendance methods and application.
Https://lms.gacco.org/courses/course-v1:gacco+pt033+2020_02/about ? About the first to third times
The first three courses, which have been held since December 2018, will cover the first atomic bombings in human history in August 1945, international politics during the Cold War, and international affairs related to nuclear weapons. Until March 31).受 By taking the course before the 4th or 5th lesson, you can learn more deeply. ※ You can take the 4th and 5th classes only.
1st “Hiroshima: Starting from ruins” (about 15 minutes x 4 times) What made Hiroshima “Hiroshima” was the first atomic bombing in human history in August 1945. The catastrophe of the atomic bomb was widely recognized in Japan in the 1954 Fukuryu Maru Incident in 1954. The atomic bomb ban movement was growing rapidly in Japan and in the world, and Hiroshima was symbolized as its center. Looking back on the experiences and realities of the atomic bombing as a starting point for thinking about the abolition of nuclear weapons and peace, and the impact of the emergence of nuclear weapons on international politics and security issues, the significance of Hiroshima as a central player in the desire for nuclear abolition Consider the trends from the end of World War II to the beginning of the Cold War, along with fluctuations.
2nd “Ideal and Reality: Nuclear Cold War, International Politics Immediately After the End of the Cold War” (Approx. 15 minutes x 3 times)
During the Cold War, the US-Soviet nuclear arms race intensified, along with the proliferation of nuclear weapons. On the other hand, such a nuclear threat during the Cold War will create US-Soviet nuclear arms control, a non-proliferation regime, or a nuclear abolition movement in Europe and elsewhere. At the end of the Cold War, which faced up to 60,000 nuclear weapons in the United States and the Soviet Union, the world raised expectations for nuclear
disarmament. Indeed, there have been some achievements such as a significant reduction in nuclear weapons by the United States and Russia, the adoption of a resolution to abolish nuclear weapons, the extension of the NPT indefinitely, and the establishment of the CTBT. Behind it, however, was the growing complexity of the international situation surrounding the nuclear arsenal. Consider the desire for the abolition of nuclear weapons and the reality of international politics over nuclear weapons, from the Cold War to immediately after the end. The 3rd “Complicated International Situation: New Threats and Modern Challenges Related to Nuclear Technology” (Approx. 15 minutes x 3 times)
President Obama’s speech in Prague boosted the momentum of a “world free of nuclear weapons,” but the movement over nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation disappointed greatly. Along with the changes in the international system and the increasing complexity of the security environment, nuclear threats have diversified, and nuclear states have begun to reaffirm the importance of nuclear deterrence. On the other hand, strong dissatisfaction with the situation in which nuclear disarmament does not progress will converge on the formulation of a nuclear weapons ban treaty under the initiative of non-nuclear weapon states and civil society, which have been regarded as “supporters” of the nuclear issue. Hiroshima, Japan and the world will consider how to deal with the issue of nuclear weapons in the international sphere of nuclear bifurcation.
? About “gacco”
A large-scale open online learning platform operated by “docomo gacco”. Anyone can take full-scale lectures by university professors free of charge. The number of registered members is about 450,000. More than 400 courses are offered.



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