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Hiroshima University (“Peace” & “Hope”)

Hiroshima (Peace) and Fukushima (Hope)

Hiroshima was devastated by the atomic bomb in 1945, while Fukushima experienced the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in 2011. These two prefectures have many things in common as a result of them both being deeply affected by disasters brought on through sister technologies.

On this tour, participants learned about the history of how these two prefectures became related, while gaining knowledge on how the Daiichi nuclear power plant accident affected Fukushima, and the complex situation it faces in its revitalization, including the decommissioning of the power plants and compensation.

Participants also met people and the towns that were formerly evacuated but are now trying to move forward with the challenging situation of bringing their communities back to life. At the same time, participants learned how each town has different challenges it faces today.

At the end of the tour, through the volunteer work involved with the Sakura project, participants learned the importance of imagining what Fukushima can be like the future with Hiroshima in mind, and how to pass on stories of Fukushima to the next generation.


    • 7:24

      Leave Higashihiroshima Station

    • 14:09

      Iwaki Station

    • 15:30 - 16:30

      Reprun Fukushima (Tomioka Town)

      Learing about environmental restoration and the present situation in Fukushima Prefecture.

    • 16:40 - 17:30

      TEPCO Decommissioning Archive Center (Tomioka Town)

      Guest Speaker: Tokyo Electric Power Company Staff
      Learning about the progress of the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

    • 18:00 - 19:00

      Naraha Town

      A tour of this community facility designed with the townspeople in mind.
      Using a model of the nuclear accident, we will think about discuss the future of the area surrounding nuclear accident.
      Guest Speaker: A former employee of Tokyo Electric Power Company

    • 19:30

      Hotel (Tomioka Town)

      Stay in a hotel built by people who met each other in the place they were evacuated to.


    • 7:50

      Leave The Hotel

    • 8:00 - 9:30

      Tomioka Town Guided Visit

      A tour of the Yonomori district (partial difficult-to-return zone)
      Residents talk about their hometown: The importance of passing on traditions
      Guest Speaker: A woman who was evacuated from Tomioka Town

    • 9:30

      Shopping Center (Tomioka Town)

      Break Time

    • Pass Through Route 6 (partial difficult-to-return zone)

    • 10:30 - 12:15

      Showing Of Video On Namie

      Watch a video that reproduces the events that took place in the Ukedo district.
      Lunch Time

    • 12:30 - 13:45

      Wild Sesame Harvest Festival (Namie Town)

      Experience interacting with residents.
      Residents talk about their hometown: Hear about initiatives for production of a new local special product (wild sesame).
      Guest Speaker: Kinue Ishi and other people from Namie

    • 14:00 - 15:00

      Ukedo District (Namie Town)

      Tour the Ukedo District which was the victim of major tsunami damage.
      Guest Speaker: A woman who moved to Namie Town after the earthquake

    • 15:30 - 16:30

      Odaka District (Minamisoma City)

      Residents talk about their hometown: Listen to people speak about their thoughts behing creating places for people to gather and the development of new local specialty products.
      Guest Speaker : A woman who lives in Minamisoma

    • 17:30


      Stay in accommodations with a view of the Pacific Ocean.


    • 9:00

      Leave The Hotel

    • 9:30 - 11:30

      Hirono Town

      Residents talk about their hometown: Listen to people speak about their activities planting cherry blossom trees to give community residents hope.
      Guest Speaker: A representative from the NPO active in Hirono Town

    • 13:15 - 15:00

      Workshop (Koriyama City)

    • 16:29

      Koriyama Station

    • 22:19

      Arrive at Higashihiroshima Station

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