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Field Trips & Other Events(2016-2017)

Field Trip to Hiroshima, 2017 Fall

From November 1st to the 4th, UC students and Prof. Takahara and MGU students visited Hiroshima to gain a better understanding of Japanese history.

They had an opportunity to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Okuno-shima (the site of a WWII era weapons plant), and the city of Iwakuni where they heard a story from a city council member about the ongoing conflict between local people and the Japanese government over the US military base. They also had an opportunity to hear the experience of Mr. Teraoka, a survivor of the atomic bombing.

At the famous Miyajima island, not only they enjoyed the gorgeous collaboration of the shrine and the colored leaves, some of the students enjoyed grilled oysters, one of the many delicacies of Hiroshima.

last updated on 2018.12.07

Field Trip to Hiroshima, 2017 Spring

From May 13th to the 16th, UC students and Prof. Takahara and MGU students visited Hiroshima to gain a better understanding of Japanese history.

They had an opportunity to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Okuno-shima (the site of a WWII era weapons plant), and the city of Kure. They also had an opportunity to hear of the experience of a survivor of the atomic bombing.

last updated on 2017.12.12

Field Trip to Hiroshima, 2016 Spring

From May 14 to 17, UC students and Prof. Yoshii’s seminar students visited Hiroshima to gain a better understanding of Japanese history and Japanese experience in WWII.

They had an opportunity to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park, Okuno-shima (the site of a WWII era weapons plant) and the Fukuromachi Elementary School’s Peace Museum. They also had an opportunity to hear of the experience of a survivor of the atomic bombing.

[ A student’s reflection on the trip ]

I really appreciated the opportunity to visit Hiroshima, not only for the cultural sites that we but also for the powerful lesson to be learned from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and a survivor’s own account of the bomb and its aftermath. While a seemingly grim subject, it was also valuable in creating a sense of responsibility and recognition of the need for conscious and continual vigilance that is required to prevent such a tragedy from ever occurring again.

The trip was also wonderful with the visit to Itsukushima Island with its famous “floating” tori (gate) and the wonderful sights and food that was to be discovered on the island. The one memory that shines brightest was a short rest at a beautiful temple that we were able to gaze upon the mountainside with the wind calmly and soothingly brushing past my face, a moment I can truly say was a rare moment of utter peace and contentment.

It is with these memories and many more that I can confidently say that any future visiting students should feel fortunate and ecstatic to experience such important lessons, sights, and sensations. (Written by Jordy)

last updated on 2019.01.10