Building an Asian Youth Peace Network
The Asian Youth Peace Network Program
Launched in 2010, this program seeks to bring together the youth of Asia to create and expand networks for peace. Each year around February teachers and students (university undergraduates and graduates) from Malaysia, South Korea and China are invited to Nagasaki for a period of about one week.
Thus far, the program has consisted of having participants first learn about the realities of the atomic bombing through lectures given by bombing victims and by visiting the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. Following these activities, they engage in a two-day peace and international exchange program combining workshops and discussions relating to peace and the atomic bombing. This part of the program is organized by the Peace Club of Kwassui Senior High School in collaboration with the “Furisode Project,” an official project for Asian youth peace exchange initiated by the Nagasaki Foundation for the Promotion of Peace.
We will continue to implement this program, seeking applications from universities and other institutes of higher education, as part of our efforts to build and further expand peace networks.