1 年度


2 科目名


3 担当者

Carol RINNERT, NISHIDA Tatsuya, INOUE Yasuhiro, IWAI Chiaki, Omar FAROUK, Brien HALLETT, HOTTA Chisato, IWATA Kazunari, Robert JACOBS, KAMIMURA Naoki, KIM Mikyoung, Christian Le DIMNA, NAKASHIMA Masahiro, TANAKA Toshiyuki, KAZASHI Nobuo, MOMOSE Hiroshi

4 履修時期


5 履修対象


6 単位数



COURSE DESCRIPTION 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,
(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 HCU students 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。


金曜日5時限に12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、English Only Villageという英語合宿(実施時期は未定)では、1泊2日の期間中、英語だけで過ごす集中トレーニングを行います。

H&Pの情報は、ウエブサイトでも見ることができます。 http://www.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp/Hiroshima-and-Peace/scdl.htm


April 8 (5th 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, Inoue or Nishida. If you fail to do so, you are not allowed to take this course.

Preliminary English Training (PET) Program
Participation in this class is required for HCU (Hiroshima City University) undergraduate students. The class meets 12 times (or more, if necessary) during a semester, and participation in an English Only Village (EOV) event is highly encouraged.

  • Warm-up training: Basic strategy use and speaking aloud
  • Basic discussion skills and strategies for H&P (Announcement of a group project assignment: the project will be continued until the EOV event)
  • Critical and logical thinking for H&P (1)
  • Critical and logical thinking for H&P (2)
  • Expressing ideas and opinions about Hiroshima and related issues (1)
  • Expressing ideas and opinions about Hiroshima and related issues (2)
  • Virtual H&P discussion (1)
  • Virtual H&P discussion (2)
  • Final check toward H&P: Ready to go? 10-12: Preparatory event meeting for H&P

Note: EOV event will be held on a weekend in mid-June.


July 27

  • Overview of Peace and Discussion: What does peace mean to you? (NISHIDA, RINNERT, INOUE & FAROUK)
  • Welcome Party

July 28

  • The Manhattan Project, the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Development of Nuclear Weapons (Robert JACOBS)
  • The Atomic-Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Crime Against Humanity (TANAKA Yuki)
  • Communication style and (mis)understandings across cultures (Carol RINNERT)
  • Discussion: Stereotypes and Realities (INOUE & RINNERT)

July 29

  • Democracy and Pacifism in Postwar Japan (MOMOSE Hiroshi)
  • Who are the Victims?: The Diversity of the Target (HOTTA Chisato)
  • Discussion: Reexamining history (NISHIDA Tatsuya)
  • Documentary viewing (INOUE & RINNERT)

August 1

  • The Atomic Bomb Myth: “Saving Lives and Ending the War?”
  • Memory and Reconciliation: Culturally Embedded Memories of Japan and Korea (KIM Mikyoung)
  • Field Study: Visit to Peace Memorial Museum and Testimony of Atomic Bomb Survivor
  • Visit to Hiroshima Memorial Peace Museum

August 2

  • Role of the Media in Peace Building (INOUE Yasuhiro)
  • DU (Depleted Uranium) Weapons as the "Nuclear Shadow": The Challenge of ICBUW'S International Campaign (KAZASHI Nobuo)
  • Hiroshima in the International Context: How the World Reported the 60th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing (INOUE Yasuhiro)

August 3

  • Japanese Civil Society, Nuclear Disarmament, and the US Alliance: An Analysis of a Dilemma in an Alliance Relationship (KAMIMURA Naoki)
  • Nuclear Culture in America During the Cold War (Robert JACOBS)
  • Discussion: Peace-related Problems in Your Own Home Country (HALLETT, INOUE & RINNERT)

August 4

  • Islam and Peace (Omar FAROUK)
  • French Literature as a Way to Peace (Christian Le DIMNA)
  • Negotiation Simulation(FAROUK & RINNERT)

August 5

  • Sustainable Development for Peace: Promoting Access to Natural Resources to Alleviate Poverty (NAKASHIMA Masahiro)
  • Literature and the Environment (Michael GORMAN)
  • Final Exam
  • Graduate Student Presentations & Discussion (everyone welcome to attend)

August 6

  • Peace Memorial Ceremony
  • Peace Tours or Survivors’ Testimony in English
  • Final Discussion: What does Hiroshima mean to you?
  • Farewell Party

For detailed information, log on to HIROSHIMA and PEACE Web site at



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.


Required textbook: Hiroshima & Peace (edited by Rinnert, Farouk & Inoue). Hiroshima: Keisuisha, 2010.