Hiroshima G7 Youth Summit April 25, 2023 - April 27, 2023 Hiroshima University 1 Chome-3-2 Kagamiyama Hiroshima 739-0046 Japan Organised by:

The summit will take place 25 - 27 April in Hiroshima. 50 young people, mostly from G7 countries will attend to advance efforts for a world without nuclear weapons. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet with survivors, visit Hiroshima, and connect with others in advance of the G7 summit. This ICAN summit is hosted and co-organised by The Center for Peace, Hiroshima University.

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About the Event

The Youth Summit programme will include first-hand accounts of nuclear weapons survivors and the knowledge of renowned physicists, legal experts, political scientists, sociologists and economists.  Participants will have an invaluable opportunity to visit the A-bombed remains and peace museum unique to Hiroshima, as well as build relationships with one another. 

What is the programme?

The summit programme will include first-hand accounts of nuclear weapons survivors and the knowledge of renowned physicists, legal experts, political scientists, sociologists and economists.

Participants will benefit from visits to the Hiroshima Peace Museum, the opportunity to meet survivors of the atomic bombing, and cultural activities. The summit programme will also include an educational session on the reality of the atomic bombings and a chance to better understand the challenges and opportunities presented by the nuclear threat today. Summit participants will engage in exchanges with Hiroshima University students and will hold a public event. They will announce the recommendations they’ve developed together for G7 leaders.

English will be the working language of the summit.

* Open to press

Monday 24 April

  • Participants arrive and check in at Hiroshima University
  • Informal evening meal/ snacks available

Tuesday 25 April

  • 9:30 Opening and Welcome*
    Opening Keynote: President Ochi of Hiroshima University
  • 10:00 Panel 1: What are nuclear weapons & What do they do?*
  • 11:30 Break
  • 12:00 Workshop:  The politics around nuclear weapons *
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Panel 2: Nuclear disarmament and international law- challenges & opportunities
  • 15:30 Break
  • 16:00 Parallel Workshops
  • 17:30 End of working day
  • Optional film screening: "8:15 Hiroshima" @Room 2&3, Information Media Center 
  • 19:00 Welcome Reception & evening meal

Wednesday 26 April

  • 07:00 Breakfast
  • 08:00 Bus to Hiroshima City Centre
  • 09:30 Meeting with A-Bomb survivor, Ms. Keiko Ogura, Moderator - Mirei Tashiro
  • 11:00 Guided visit to Cenotaph, Memorial Mound, Korean Atomic Bomb Victims Cenotaph  and A-bomb Dome
  • 12:00 Lunch with Ms. Ogura & guides
  • 13:00 Visit to Peace Museum, with audio guidance
  • 15:00 Free time
  • 16:30 Public event at Memorial Hall, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum*
  • 18:20 Bus to dinner venue
  • 20:00 Bus back to campus

Thursday 27 April

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Opening & reflections on previous day
  • 09:30 Panel 3: No action without inclusion- intersectionality and nuclear weapons 
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:30 Workshop: Making change (ahead of the G7 Hiroshima Summit) 
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Workshop: Reflecting and embracing the opportunities for action
  • 15:30 Break
  • 16:00 Presentation & Adoption of Outcome statement *
  • 16:30 Closing session*
  • 18:15 Dinner

Friday 28 April

  • Departures


This Summit is sponsored and organized by ICAN, hosted and co-organized by The Center for Peace, Hiroshima University (CPHU), co-sponsored by Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, ANT-Hiroshima, Soka Gakkai International (SGI), Peace Boat and supported by the City of Hiroshima, Religions for Peace Japan and Heinrich Boell Stiftung Hong Kong.  This is held in the series of the Hiroshima University 75+75th Anniversary Project.





Header Photo: Nakaoku Takeo