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DePaul University Students Visit Hiroshima

A group of 22 people, 20 students and two professors, from DePaul University in the U.S. visited Hiroshima as part of their short-term study abroad program from Monday, December 6 to Saturday, December 11. This is the third trip to Hiroshima by DePaul students.

This trip is a part of the Short-Term Study Abroad Program: Kyoto, Hiroshima, Nagasaki 2010/2011 offered by DePaul University, through which the participants can learn about old and new Japanese culture and peace issues during visits to Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The students learned much about the reality of the atomic bombings.

Their activities included visits to peace related facilities and A-bomb memorials, listening to the testimonies of A-bomb survivors and a lecture at the Hiroshima Peace Institute.

On Tuesday, December 7, the group met with Mayor Akiba of Hiroshima. During the meeting, students asked questions on topics such as what motivated the mayor to start working on peace issues and the abolition of nuclear weapons, and the activities and achievements of Mayors for Peace. The students earnestly listened to the mayor's explanations.


Visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum


Tour of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park


Lecture by Dr. Jacobs of the Hiroshima Peace


Meeting with Mayor Akiba of Hiroshima


A-Bomb Survivors' Testimonies


Visiting the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims


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