DePaul University Students Visit Hiroshima
A group of 19 people, 17 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 3 to Thursday, December 6, 2012. This is the fourth trip to Hiroshima by DePaul students.
This trip is a part of the Short-Term Study Abroad Program: Kyoto, Hiroshima, Nagasaki offered by DePaul University, through which the participants can learn about old and new Japanese culture and peace issues during visits to Kyoto, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The students learned much about the reality of the atomic bombings.
Their activities included visits to the Peace Memorial Museum, the Peace Memorial Park, the National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, listening to the testimonies of A-bomb survivors by Mr. Takashi Teramoto and Dr. Shuntaro Hida.
They also visited the Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture and UNITAR Hiroshima Office, and learned peace issues in broad meaning through a briefing on Mayors for Peace by Chairman Leeper of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation.
On Wednesday, December 5, the group met with Mayor Matsui of Hiroshima. During the meeting, students asked questions on topics such as how to utilize the historical background of Hiroshima for the future and how the City of Hiroshima and the Japanese national government are going to achieve the goals in peace. The students earnestly listened to the mayor's explanations.
Briefing on Mayors for Peace
A-Bomb Survivor's Testimony by
Dr. Shuntaro Hida
Tour of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Meeting with Mayor Matsui of Hiroshima