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Education vital to maintain drive for elimination of nuclear weapons (Japan)

Japan’s two atomic-bombed cities are enthusiastic about peace education. The city of Hiroshima has a 12-year-long peace education program covering elementary to high school students. The city of Nagasaki launched classes this year that focus on dialogue between hibakusha and students, not just on listening to the tales of survivors.

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Young people finding ways to keep hibakusha memories alive (Japan)

As the only country that has ever suffered nuclear attacks in war, Japan has a responsibility to ensure that memories of what Hiroshima and Nagasaki went through will be passed on to future generations as part of its efforts to promote the movement toward a world without nuclear weapons. The challenge facing Japan is how to accomplish this mission in the face of a growing indifference and a lack of understanding among the public as well as the withering effects of pressure against their efforts.

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Teaching Peace from Tales of the City: Peace Education through the Memoryscapes of Nagasaki

To what extent can the memoryscapes of a city contribute to peace education? This paper by Patporn Phoothong argues that narratives both create and destroy the imaginaries of peace. The failure of peace museums to create an effective vision of peace reduces them to the level of historical museums. This research concludes by identifying factors that support the realization of peace education in peace museums.

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400 Students & Teachers Participate in Pyeongchang Peace Education Festival

As part of the build-up to the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, the last week of May 2017 saw the launch of the Peace Education Festival. This five-day event, on 27-31 May, has been jointly organized by the Pyeongchang 2018 Organizing Committee (POCOG) and the Gangwon Provincial Office of Education (GPOE).

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