Peacenet

A guide to Peacenet, the online tool for peace studies

The Memorial Hall offers peace studies sessions in which people outside Nagasaki utilize an internet conference system in order to listen to the talks of atomic bombing survivors and exchange opinions.

Eligible parties

Those with an Internet connection but no opportunity to visit Nagasaki and listen to atomic bombing survivors speak of their experiences.

Fee

Free of charge
*Users are requested to pay their own internet connection charges.

Dates of availability

In general, any days except Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays in Japan and days when the Memorial Hall is closed (Dec. 29 to Dec. 31).

Requisite equipment and devices

  • A personal computer installed with PowerPoint software
  • A web camera
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Projection screen
  • Projector

Sample program

  1. Explanation of the Nagasaki atomic bombing/ Introduction to the speaker (around 10 minutes)
  2. Testimony of survivor (around 20 to 30 minutes).
    Power point software is used to display photographs and pictures from the time of the bombing
  3. Q&A and remarks from students (around 15 minutes)
  4. Speaker’s message to the students/ Closing remarks (around five minutes)

Discussions will be held in advance in order to decide on a specific program (based on the above)

Preparing for implementation

Advance discussions

Determination of dates and times for the connection test and program

Connection test (this takes around 30 minutes)
Connection is made through the “Meeting Plaza” video conferencing system via the internet
A test connection is made with the Memorial Hall under the conditions of the actual event and details of the program are discussed

Submission of the Peacenet User’s Application Form .
The application form can be downloaded here

 

Implementation

Countries and cities that have used the Peacenet system so far: the U.S.A. (New York, Boston, Los Angeles), Germany (Mörfelden-Walldorf), Spain (Rivas-Vaciamadrid), Thailand (Chiang Mai), Malaysia, South Korea, Kazakhstan (Astana), Belarus (Minsk, Gomel), Russia (Saint Petersburg), Croatia (Pazin), Bulgaria (Plovdiv).

 

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