1 科目名


2 単位数


3 担当者

Carol RINNERT, INOUE Yasuhiro, IWAI Chiaki, Omar FAROUK, Narayanan GANESAN, KAMIMURA Naoki, KIM Sung Chull, Christian Le DIMNA, NAKASHIMA Masahiro, TANAKA Toshiyuki, Nassrine AZIMI, KAZASHI Nobuo

4 履修時期


5 履修対象



Hiroshima is not merely a site memorializing its tragic experience of atomic bombing in the last century, but a vigorous city in the new century, where students from different countries can come together to study and discuss various important issues related to world peace. The need to rethink the legacy of Hiroshima has been increasing, as the current situation of the world has created serious new threats to peace.

In this course, lectures will be given in English by twelve specialists in peace research and Asian, European and North American studies, with particular reference to issues related to: (1) cross-cultural misunderstandings (e.g., roles of the media in foreign image building), (2) regional security (e.g., the Korean situation in Northeast Asia), (3) perspectives on violence, (4) nuclear weapons (e.g., a campaign against Depleted Uranium weapons), and (5) globalization and approaches to peace (e.g., alleviating rural poverty through access to natural resources) . Besides these lectures, the course will feature several special programs, including visits to the Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Museum, participation in the Peace Memorial Ceremony (August 6), and discussion with atomic bomb survivors.

In addition, preliminary English Training Program (PET) will be held as a partial requirement of the program for Japanese participants to prepare for English lectures and discussions.


The aim of this course is to provide students with a general understanding of the nature and attributes of war and peace by illuminating various aspects of wartime experiences, including the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 60 years ago, and, at the same time, to explore contemporary issues related to world peace in the era of globalization. The course is designed primarily for second or higher undergraduate students, who are expected to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the importance of peace-making by participating in lectures, discussions, and featured programs.


HIROSHIMA and PEACE、略してH&P。国際学部の学生の間では、いつのまにか「ヒロピー」と呼ばれるようになりました。

 この授業は、「ヒロシマと平和」を文化、歴史、メディア、政治、国際関係など多角的な視点から学ぶコースで、講義と討論はすべて英語で行われます。海外からの受講生(例年、10-15カ国から学生が集まります)と共に講義を受けるだけではなく、ディスカッション、フィールドスタディー、パーティー、そして、8月6日の平和式典の参加もあります。海外の学生のホスト役となり積極的に国際交流に取り組むことも授業の重要な部分となります。 履修を考えている人は(迷っている人も)、4月10日1時限のオリエンテーションに必ず参加してください。出席できない人は、H&P担当のリナート、もしくは井上まで必ず連絡してください。出席や連絡がない場合、受講できませんので注意してください。

金曜日1時限に8回程度(日程は後日連絡します)実施する事前英語研修(PET Program: Preliminary English Training Program)では、英語による授業とディスカッションのための実践トレーニングを行います。また、パーティーなど交流活動の企画も行います。

 7月28日から8月7日までの期間は前期試験期間と多少重なる時期もありますが、H&P受講生に対して、他の授業の試験時間の変更や代替リポートなどの特別な配慮を行います。 H&Pの情報は、ウエブサイトでも見ることができます。



April 10 (1st period). Those who consider taking part in H&P MUST attend this orientation. In case you cannot attend this, you have to immediately contact Professors Rinnert or Inoue . If you fail to do so, you are not allowed to take this course.

PET Program: Preliminary English Training Program for HCU (Hiroshima City University) students
1. Basic discussion skills for H&P: strategy use and critical thinking
2. Knowing more about Hiroshima in English
3. Expressing ideas about Hiroshima in English 1
4. Expressing ideas about Hiroshima in English 2
5 Expressing ideas about global issues in English
6 Virtual H&P Discussion 1
7 Virtual H&P Discussion 2
8 Final Check toward H&P: Ready to go?
Note: A few more classes will be added, if necessary.

July 28 - 1. Overview of Peace (HIGASHINO Atsuko) and Discussion: What Does Peace Mean to You?
July 28 - 2. Orientation and Campus Tour
July 28 - 3. Welcome Party.
July 29 - 1. Roles of the Media in Foreign Image Building, International Relations, and World Peace (INOUE Yasuhiro)
July 29 - 2. Strategies for Peaceful Cross-Cultural Negotiation (Carol RINNERT)
July 29 - 3. Discussion: Stereotypes and Realities (INOUE & RINNERT)
July 30 - 1. The Manhattan Project, the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Development of Nuclear Weapons (Robert JACOBS)
July 30 - 2. Hiroshima in the International Context: How the World Reported the 60th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing (INOUE Yasuhiro)
July 30 - 3. The Atomic Bomb Myth: “Saving Lives and Ending the War?” (Brien HALLETT)
July 31 - 1. Hiroshima Memory Debates and Japan's Pacifist Movement (KIM Mikyoung)
July 31 - 2. The Atomic-Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Crime Against Humanity (TANAKA Yuki)
July 31 - 3. Discussion: The Atomic Bomb: Salvation or Mass Murder? (RINNERT & INOUE)
August 3 - 1. Japanese Civil Society and the US Alliance: An Analysis of Dilemmas in Alliance Relationships (KAMIMURA Naoki)
August 3 - 2. DU (Depleted Uranium) Weapons as the "Nuclear Shadow": the Challenge of ICBUW'S International Campaign (KAZASHI Nobuo)
August 3 - 3. Field Study: Documentary Film, Testimony of an Atomic Bomb Survivor and Peace Memorial Museum
August 4 - 1. French Literature as a Way to Peace (Christian Le DIMNA)
August 4 - 2. Images in War and Peace - Japanese and Russian Mutual Perceptions (Yulia MIKHAILOVA)
August 4 - 3. Nuclear Culture in America During the Cold War (Robert JACOBS)
August 5 - 1. Explaining the Korean Situation in Northeast Asia (KIM Sung Chull)
August 5 - 2. Southeast Asia: Past Trends, Current Trajectories (Narayanan GANESAN)
August 5 - 3. Negotiation Simulation (FAROUK & RINNERT)
August 6 - 1 Peace Memorial Ceremony and Peace Tours
August 6 - 2 Visit to UNITAR: Current Relevance of the United Nations (Nazrine AZIMI)
August 6 - 3 Discussion: What Does Hiroshima Mean to You?
August 7 - 1. Sustainable Development for Peace: Promoting Access to Natural Resources to Alleviate Poverty (NAKASHIMA Masahiro)
August 7 - 2. Islam and Political Violence (OmarFAROUK)
August 7 (afternoon) Exam
August 7 (evening) Farewell Party

For detailed information, log on to HIROSHIMA and PEACE Web site at www.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp/Hiroshima-and-Peace/index.htm



Students' grades for the course will be based on the quality of their participation in the classes (including the PET program ) and activities, and their performance on a comprehensive final exam. The 90-minute final exam will require students to (1) demonstrate their understanding of key concepts presented in the classes, and (2) synthesize and elaborate on some of the ideas they have been exposed to in their responses to two essay questions that they select from a list of options.


Course materials will be provided in class.