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Hiroshima City University Students, Others Visit RERF for Peace Internship Program

Visitors listening to explanation of ABCC-RERF history in front of permanent exhibit

Dr. Niwa giving a lecture

Despite it being a national holiday, many participants made it to RERF

On November 4, 2017, more than 30 people, including students from Hiroshima City University and general citizens, visited the Hiroshima Radiation Effects Research Foundation as part of the Hiroshima City University program “Fourth Peace Internship: Learning about RERF.”

The university’s Faculty of International Studies initiated the Peace Internship program in 2008, with the aim of learning about peace from an interdisciplinary approach by visiting historical museums, art museums, and historical and other sites in the Hiroshima area, as well as attending specialist lectures. Professor Kazumi Mizumoto, Vice President, Hiroshima City University Hiroshima Peace Institute, led the group.

The visitors viewed a video introducing RERF, participated in a facility tour, and lastly attended a lecture by Dr. Ohtsura Niwa, Chairman, RERF, who spoke on the history of RERF and the effects of radiation on human health. Following the lecture, the participants enthusiastically engaged in an active question-and-answer session.

The internship program has events planned for the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in November and Hiroshima Castle in December.