Assistance to Universities
List of Universities and Syllabi
More than 65 years have passed since the
atomic bombings. With the A-bomb
survivors aging and peace conscious fading among the young, communicating the
A-bomb experience to future generations is an urgent task.
logically analyze and organize the meaning of the A-bomb survivors’ desire for
world peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons, we are promoting courses that
address at least the following points:
||By scientifically communicating the facts of the A-bomb
experiences of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the courses should impart to students
accurate information about the power of nuclear weapons.
||Survivors of the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
endured an experience beyond our imaginations. How did they manage to retain
the will to live as decent human beings? What impact has their experience had
on human history, particularly on world views, views of nation states,
scientific technology, military and nuclear policy, literature, and the arts?
Such questions should be used to help clarify the meaning of the A-bomb
experience. The courses should also review how the bombings have already been
interpreted in various academic disciplines.
||The courses should stress the universal import of the A-bomb experience and the message of the hibakusha. In particular, students should come to perceive that this message has a direct bearing on the future of humankind and must be an integral part of any philosophy of human existence.