[PRI] Information Session for 2023 Fukushima Field Trip (September 19)

Sunday,September 10,2023


ICU's Peace Research Institute (PRI) would like to invite you to join us for the Fukushima Field Trip “Regeneration and Conflict Transformation: Nuclear Power in Fukushima” during the autumn break (November 17th through 19th).

The PRI has conducted an annual research field trip to bring ICU students into contact with people who can engage them in productive dialogue about peace-and-conflict-related issues. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, field trips were made to distant locations including Europe, Okinawa and South Korea. In 2022 with the pandemic coming under control, the PRI reintroduced the field trip in a limited form, as part of its annual research and peacebuilding activities. The PRI conducted a domestic field trip to the areas of Fukushima affected by the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster. The field trip was successful as a means of introducing ICU students (particularly international students) to the challenges of regeneration in the former disaster area.

PRI will make a similar field trip in November 2023. Objectives will include further developing regeneration and peacebuilding relationships between ICU and Tōhoku region. 

The project will facilitate ICU students interested in Peace Studies and related fields (Politics and International Relations, Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Sociology, Media and Communication, and others) to visit towns in the Fukushima former nuclear exclusion zone and to meet residents, reconstruction workers, activists, artists, etc. Students will use their firsthand experiences of observations and discussions with Fukushima residents and workers to deepen and reassess their understanding on a range of environmental and political issues including nuclear fission power; earthquake and natural disaster responses; national Japanese government policy; agriculture, fisheries, and food safety; and education (Dunning, 2008; Yergin, 2012). 

Special page for this field trip


Information Session

Information session on the costs and itinerary for this field trip will be held as follows. If you are interested in joining us, we ask that you attend the session. If you are unable to attend it, please contact us at icupri@icu.ac.jp

Date: September 19 (Tuesday)

Time: 14:00~15:00

Meeting format: in person

Venue: H-260
Pre-registration is not required. Please come directly to the venue.
Please feel free to contact us at icupri@icu.ac.jp if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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