HPI Research Forum


Title: “Current States and Prospects of Japan-Korea Relations in Legal Perspective: On the Judgement of Victims of Forced Labor of the Supreme Court of Korea”

Speaker: Chang-Rok Kim, Professor, Law School, Kyungpook National University, South Korea, and Hiroyuki Banzai, Professor, Faculty of Law, Waseda University

Date: April 22, 2019

Title: “Fukushima: A View from the Ocean”

Speaker: Ken Buesseler, Director of the Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

Date: March 20, 2019

Title: “Considering Peace and Poverty: Toward a Renewal of the Concept of Peace”

Speaker: Tomonori Ishioka, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Hokkaido University

Date: December 22, 2018


Title: “The Heart of a Fascist: Teruzzi in Italian Cyrenaica, 1927-1929-1931”

Speaker: Victoria de Grazia, Moore Collegiate Professor of History, Columbia University

Date: October 3, 2018

Title: “Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia’s Changing Order”

Speaker: Chang Soo Jin, Director of the Center for Japan Studies, Former President of the Sejong Institute

Date: July 31, 2018

Title: “How the North Korean elite view the North Korea’s future”

Speaker: Kwang-il Park, Pastor, Representative of Youth Forum of North Korea Democratization

Date: June 29, 2018

Title: Citizens Interchange of Northeast Asia and Peace: From the Experience of Tomodachi-Exhibition (Exhibition of childrens paintings) of North & South Korea and Japan’

Speaker: Koichi Ishizaka, Associate Professor, College of Intercultural Communication, Rikkyo University

Speaker: Yukiko Tsutsui, Secretary General, Relief Campaign Committee for Children (RCCJ), Japan

Speaker: Aki Miyanishi, Manager for PR/Fundraising Division, Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC)

Date: May 26, 2018



Title: Solid cancer mortality among workers in the International Nuclear Workers Study (INWORKS)

Speaker: David Richardson, Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date: November 30, 2017



Title: Fostering Young People as Peacebuilders: Learning from Rwandas Experience

Speaker: Dr. Kazuyuki Sasaki, Head of Department, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences, PIASS

Date: November 22, 2017



Title: Thailands Post-2014 Coup Foreign Relations:Riding on the New International Trend

Speaker: Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Associate Professor of Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University

Date: November 20, 2017



Title: Living with the Everyday Legacies of Violence: History, Memory, and Trauma in the Contemporary South

Speaker: Nan Elizabeth Woodruff, Professor of Modern U.S. History and African American Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Date: May 30, 2017




Title: Comparing the Role of the Military in the Politics of Southeast Asia

Speaker: Robert H. Taylor, Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University/Visiting Senior Research Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

Date: April 24, 2017



Title: The Future of the Japan-Korea Relation and Northeast Asian Peace

Speaker: Shin Yongwoon, Director General of Unification Policy Advisory Bureau, the National Unification Advisory Council

Date: March 3, 2017



Title: Preventive Diplomacy in the Asia Pacific and the Role of Civil Maritime Security

Speaker: James D. Llewelyn, Supervisor, Maritime Border Command, Australian Border Force, Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), Australia

Date: February 22, 2017



Title: Implications of a Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty for Japan: the Difficult Decision Japan Faces If the Treaty Negotiations Commence

Speaker: Nobuo Hayashi, Senior Legal Advisor, the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI)

Speaker: Hirofumi Tosaki, Senior Research Fellow, the Center for the Promotion of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (CPDNP)

Date: November 16, 2016



Title: The Manchurian Incident and Isseki-kai: War Strategy of Japanese Army

Speaker: Minoru Kawada, Professor at Nihon Fukushi University

Date: October 6, 2016



Title: Agent Orange, military contamination and Okinawa

Speaker: Jon Mitchell, visiting researcher at the International Peace Research Institute of Meiji Gakuin University

Date: July 14, 2016



Title: The Future of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asian Peace

Speaker: Shin Yongwoon, Director General of Unification Policy Advisory Bureau, the National Unification Advisory Council

Date: December 11, 2015



Title: A Thousand Hills Rwanda: Challenges to Building Symbiotic Societies after Genocide”

Lecture 1: “Lights and Shadows of Rwanda: National Unity and Reconciliation after Genocide

Speaker: Kazuyuki Sasaki (Head of Department, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS))

Lecture 2: “Ethnicity in Rwanda: Understanding the Historical Background of Genocide”

Speaker: Aya Tsuruta (Lecturer, School of International Liberal Studies, Chukyo University)

Date: November 17, 2015



Title: A Focus of Austrias Peace Policy: Disarmament-From the Vienna Conference and beyond the NPT Review Conference

Speaker: Bernhard Zimburg (Austrian Ambassador to Japan)

Date: June 1, 2015



Title: The Uranium Highway from Great Bear Lake, Canada to Hiroshima

Speaker: Peter C. van Wyck (Professor, Concordia University)

Julie Salverson (Associate Professor, Queen’s University)

Date: April 7, 2015



Title: A Prospect on Future Relationship between Japan and North Korea: Seeking Ways to Solve the Abduction Issue

Speaker: Um Jong-Sik (Chairman, Institute of Korea Integration Strategy)

Date: January 23, 2015



Title: The Atomic Bombs, Soviet Entry into the War, and Japans Decision

Speaker: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa (Professor, Department of History, University of California at Santa Barbara)

Date: December 2, 2014



Title: Counter-Monuments: Memory Culture in Contemporary Germany

Speaker: Kathrin Maurer (Associate Professor of German Studies, University of Southern Denmark)

Date: October 30, 2014



Title: OSCE and Human Security in Europe

Speaker: Philip McDonagh (Irish Ambassador to the OSCE in Vienna)

Date: June 18, 2014



Lecture 1: Conflict Mitigation and Democratization in the Middle East: Special Focus on Syria’s Crisis and the Progress in Irans Nuclear Negotiations by Hisae Nakanishi (Professor of Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University)

Lecture 2: Rethinking the Syria’s War by Masaki Uno (Professor of International Studies, Hiroshima City University)

Date: January 22, 2014



Title: North Korean Nuclear Development and the UN Response

Speaker: Masahiko Asada (Professor of International Law, School of Government, Kyoto University)

Date: December 13, 2013



Title: The 2013 Outlook for the U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy: No Exit from the Wasteland?

Speaker: Tanweer Akram (Senior Economist at ING Investment Management, the U.S.)

Date: December 5, 2012



Title: Reconciliation Diplomacy?: The Visits of Former Japanese Military Officers to China and the Polotics of Memory in the 1950s

Speaker: Daqing Yang (Associate Professor at the Elliot School of International Affairs, the George Washington University)

Date: June 15, 2012



Title: “‘Hiroshima: After Aftermath’ –An exhibition of work made in Hiroshima by elin oHara slavick

Speaker: elin o’Hara slavick (Distinguished Term Professor at the University of North Carolina)

Date: September 15, 2011



Title: On the Illegality and Criminality of the Use of Nuclear Weapons:&nnbsp;Efforts to establish a relevant convention and its possible future

Speaker: Hisakazu Fujita (Emeritus Professor, Kansai University)

Date: July 1, 2010



Title: Japans Peace-building Role in Southeast Asia: UNPKO, human security and peace monitoring

Speaker: Lam Peng Er (Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore)

Date: March 4, 2010



Title: The Model Nuclear Weapons Convention: A path towards a nuclear-weapon-free world

Speaker: Regina Hagen (Former coordinator at INESAP)

Date: February 4, 2010



Title: Importance of the Special Law System, Applicable Only to the Specific Local Governments, in the Perspective of the Local Autonomy Principle of the Japanese Constitution: Considering the Hiroshima Special Law for the construction of the peaceful city

Speaker: Hiroshi Otsu (Professor, Seijo University)

Date: September 16, 2009



Title: Atomicalia: Material culture collecting in the atomic age

Speaker: Mick Broderick (Associate Professor, Murdoch University)

Date: July 27, 2009



Title: Is it Possible to Take Legal Action against the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at American Public Institutions? We Need a Convention for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons.

Speaker: Kenichi Okubo (Lawyer)

Date: April 17, 2009



Title: Opposition to the Wars in Vietnam and Iraq: Differences in movement size, visibility, and impact

Speaker: Paul Joseph (Professor, Tufts University)

Date: July 16, 2008



Title: Film as a Tool to Transmit the Story of Survival

Speaker: Kathleen Sullivan (Disarmament educator and nuclear abolition activist)

Date: May 14, 2008



Title: Cold War Art and the Bomb in the Exhibition, The Family of Man (1955)

Speaker: John O’Brian (Professor, the University of British Columbia in Vancouver)

Date: December 6, 2007



Title: Is Australia Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution to Abolishing Nuclear Weapons?

Speaker: Tilman A. Ruff (Associate Professor, the University of Melbourne)

Date: September 26, 2007



Title: When Might Does Not Make Right: The United States must be accountable for international crimes in Iraq

Speaker: Lennox S. Hinds (Professor, Rutgers University)

Date: July 18, 2007



Title: The Contemporary Significance of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution: Learning from those nations which do not possess military forces

Speaker: Akira Maeda (Professor, Tokyo Zokei University)

Date: May 18, 2007



Title: The Discovery of Global Warming

Speaker: Spencer Weart (Director of the Center for History of Physics, the American Institute of Physics)

Date: February 19, 2007



Title: What Do Americans Think About the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Why?

Speaker: Robert Jacobs (Assistant Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University)

Date: September 6, 2006




Title: How to Memorialize War for Peace: A Vietnam War Veterans My Lai Peace Park Project

Speakers: Mike Boehm (Director of the Madison Quakers Projects in Vietnam) Hiroshi Fujimoto (Professor, Nanzan University)

Date: July 31, 2006




Title: The Politics of International Solidarity

Speaker: Jean-Marc Coicaud (Director, the United Nations University Office in New York)

Date: December 13, 2005



Title: The History of War and Peace in Europe

Speaker: Sigrid Pöllinger (Secretary General of the Center for Peace Research, Vienna University)

Date: October 6, 2005



Title: Thoughts on How to Revitalize Popular Peace Movements: What the citizens of Hiroshima need to do

Speaker: Makoto Oda (Writer)

Date: June 4, 2005



Title: North Korea under Kim Jong-il: From consolidation to symtemic dissonance

Speaker: Sung Chull Kim (Associate Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University)

Date: April 25, 2005



Title: Japan and Southeast Asia: Opportunities and constraints

Speaker: Narayanan Ganesan (Associate Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University)

Date: December 10, 2004



Title: ’Humane Bombing’ and ‘Precision Bombing’ in Iraq: A comparative analysis of aerial bombing by the RAF in the 1920s and by the U.S. Forces in 2003-2004

Speaker: Toshi Yuki Tanaka (Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University)

Date: October 29, 2004



Title: What Does PeaceMean in a Post-Civil War Society?: The case of Guatemala

Speaker: Midori Iijima (Associate Professor, Rikkyo University)

Daniel Hernández-Salazar (Photographer)

Date: May 6, 2004




Title: Forgetting a Past: Hiroshima and Canadian memory

Speaker: John Price (Associate Professor, the University of Victoria)

Date: April 14, 2004



Title: A View on the North Korean Problems

Speaker: Jin Xide (Visiting Professor at the Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, the University of Tokyo)

Date: March 19, 2004



Title: What is North Korea the Axis of?

Speaker: Gavan McCormack (Visiting Professor at the Social Science Research Institute, International Christian University)

Date: November 14, 2003



Title: Non-Proliferation, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism: Do regimes matter?

Speaker: Lawrence Scheinman (Professor, the Monterey Institute of International Studies)

Date: August 22, 2003



Title: The Bush Doctrine of Preventive War: A case of foreign policy jujitsu

Speaker: Jacques Hymans (Assistant Professor, Smith College)

Date: May 22, 2003



Title: Anti-Personnel Land Mines: A model of modern military practice, and a challenge for peace activists”

Speaker: Ian Maddocks (Emeritus Professor, Flinders University of South Australia / Chairman, Board of Directors, International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW))

Date: February 28, 2003



Title: “Resolution and Prevention of Conflicts and the Role of Civil Society

Speaker: Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) and HPI

Date: February 24-25, 2003



Title: Scope and Limits of International Solidarity in the 1990s

Speaker: Jean-Marc Coicaud (Senior academic programme officer at the United Nations University in Tokyo)

Date: December 16, 2002



Title: State Terrorism and Human Rights: The United States, Japan and the civilians in Twentieth Century Asian Wars

Speaker: Mark Selden (Professor, the State University of New York)

Date: November 12, 2002



Title: Non-Violent Civil Alternatives to War on Terrorism

Speaker: Regine Mehl (Director of AFB-PRIUB, Peace Research Information Unit Bonn)

Date: July 9, 2002



Title: Building Peace in East Timor: UN peacekeeping and the role of UN volunteers

Speaker: Gianni Deligia (UN coordinator for Bobonaro District, East Timor)

Date: June 6, 2002



Title: The Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust in Comparative Perspective: Ideology, war, and revolution and the origins of modern genocide

Speaker: Robert Melson (Professor in political science and former acting director of the Jewish Studies Program, Purdue University)

Date: May 30, 2002



Title: The Proliferation Risks from Civilian Nuclear Technology

Speaker: Ron Smith (Senior Lecturer / Director, Defense and Strategic Studies, the Department of Political Science and Public Policy, the University of Waikato)

Date: January 15, 2002



Title: The War in Afghanistan and Its Implications in the Islamic World

Speaker: Daiji Sadamori (Correspondent, the Foreign News Department, The Asahi Shimbun)

Date: December 21, 2001



Title: Coordinating U.S. and Japanese Responses to Chinese Military Modernization

Speaker: Benjamin L. Self (Senior Associate, the Henry L. Stimson Center)

Date: October 25, 2001



Title: Background of Terror in the U.S.: the World of Islamic fundamentalism and its infiltration into Eurasia

Speaker: Akira Matsunaga (Research Fellow, the EastWest Institute / Research Associate, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation)

Date: October 2, 2001



Title: Chemical Weapons and Japan

Speaker: Shuji Shimokoji (Deputy Director, the Center for the Promotion of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, the Japan Institute of International Affairs)

Date: May 7, 2001



Title: The Current Situation of East Timor and Future Prospects

Speaker: Takeshi Kamiyama (Head, the Environmental Protection Unit, UNTAET)

Date: December 4, 2000



Title: Prospects for the NPT Review Conference

Speaker: Mitsuru Kurosawa (Professor, Osaka University)

Date: March 28, 2000



Title: “New Zealand’s Nuclear-Free Policy

Speaker: Kate Dews (Co-Chair, the Labour Party Policy Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, New Zealand)

Title: “Non-Nuclear Security Strategies for Japan

Speaker: Commander Robert D. Green (Royal Navy veteran / Chair, World Court Project UK)

Summary of the Presentation

Date: March 14, 2000



Title: “Lecture on Nuclear Disarmament

Speaker: Michael Krepon (President, the Henry L. Stimson Center)

Date: July 28, 1999



Title: “Lecture by EU Ambassador

Speaker: Ove Juul Joergensen (EU Ambassador)

Date: May 26, 1999



Title: “Lecture to Mark the 2nd Meeting of the Tokyo Forum

Speaker: Marcos Castrioto de Azambuja (Ambassador of Brazil to France)

Rolf Ekeus (Ambassador of Sweden to the United States)

Date: December 20, 1998



Titles & Speakers: “Positive and Negetive Security Assurances Masahiko Asada (Professor, Okayama University) The Nuclear Situation in South Asia and the Problem of Japans Nuclear UmbrellaFumiaki Nishiwaki (Associate professor, the National Defense Academy of Japan) Toward Nuclear Disarmament: Current issuesHiromichi Umebayashi (Coordinator, the Pacific Campaign for Disarmament and Security)

Summary of the Presentation

Date: December 4, 1998



Titles & Speakers: “Nuclear Abolition Tetsuya Umemoto (Professor, the University of Shizuoka) The Security of Non-nuclear States

Shinichi Ogawa (Chief of the 1st Research Office, the 1st Research Department, the National Institute for Defense Studies, the Japan Defense Agency) “Nuclear Disarmament and Japans National Security”   Satoshi Morimoto (Chief researcher, Nomura Research Institute)

Summary of the Presentation

Date: July 1, 1998



Title: CTBT Negotiation and the Treatys Problems

Speaker: Toshitaka Takeuchi (Associate Professor, Osaka University of Foreign Studies)

Date: May 29, 1998