(Annual Seminars)

(Details of topics and speakers follow initial list)




The Construction of World Order



The Structure of World Order: Past, Present, and Future



An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Problem of World Order



Peace and Development (International Symposium)



Peace and Development: Development and Education



Peace and Development: Education and Technology Transfer



Political Authority During Internal and External Crises



Peace and Development in Southeast Asia



The Islamic World and International Order



The Society and Economy of Developing Nations: How to Interpret Social Change



The Politics and Diplomacy of Postwar Japan



Politics and Elections in Postwar Japan



World Economic Order and the NIES



Perspectives on Postwar Japanese Politics



The USSR, Eastern Europe, and World Transition



Domestic Periphery and Nation



Post-Cold War Southeast Asia



Development of the South China Sea Economic Zone, China and Asia



Domestic Conflicts and Resolution in Asia



Peace Science in the 21st Century and the Contribution of Hiroshima



Prospects for Nuclear Disarmament



Cooperation and Security in Northeast Asia



Asian Crisis and Japan



Japanese Nuclear Policy in the 21st Century in Changing International Society



Nuclear Issues in Japan from Local Perspectives



Conflict and Human Security



1. The Construction of World Order (8-9 January 1977)

YAMAMOTO, Yoshinobu: Considerations Regarding the Information Structure in Peace Research

MATSUO, Masatsugu, MORI, Yuji, ABE Koichiro: The Information Structure of Peace Research Texts--From Recent Military Problems Research

NAGAI, Hideaki: From Empirical Research on Nuclear Consciousness

SAKASHITA, Noboru: World Environmental Problems

ONO, Osamu: Peaceful World Images

HATSUSE, Ryuhei: Asian Views and Asianism

IOKIBE, Makoto: The Search for an East Asian Postwar International Order--Divided US Postwar Planning

YABUNO, Yuzo: The Struturalisation of the International System

ONISHI, Akira: The New International Economic Order and Japan


2. The Structure of World Order: Past, Present, and Future (7-8 January 1977)

MATSUO, Masatsugu: The Structure of the Military Situation Viewed in Peace Research Texts

MORI, Toshikazu: International Politics and Non-Alignment: Function and Role

KAMO, Takehiko: The Dynamic Shape of Transnational Organisations--Japan and the US Compared

PAIGE, Glenn: Non-Violent Political Leadership and Non-Violent Political Science

FUKUDA, Kanichi: The State as an Actor

MORI, Yuji: Seeking New Criterion for Social Development

NAKAMURA, Kenichi: The Problem of Poverty Disparities: Japan and Southeast Asia

SEKI, Hiroharu: Malformation and Militarization


3. 1978 An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Problem of World Order (International Symposium) (17-19 July 1978)

Keynote Speeches: SEKI, Hiroharu and RAPOPORT, Anatol

Session 1 Structural Aspects of World Order: HOOK, Glenn; SEKI, Hiroharu; SINGER, David John; ALKER, Hayward Jr.

Session 2: Approaches and Methods for the Creation of a Peaceful World Order: MORI, Yuji; WELFIELD, John; FEINGOLD, Stanley; ONOE, Hisao; ITAGAKI, Yuzo

Session 3 Peace Research and Japan's Choices: KURINO, Otori; NAGAI, Hideaki


4. Peace and Development (Jointly sponsored by UN University) (10-12 October 1980)

Session 1 Is Peace Possible? What is Healthy Development?--Problems and Case Studies: JAKOBSON, Max; KATO, Junpei; TOMIOKA, Masuo; YAMASHITA, Shoichi; KUBA, Masahiko; ARASAKI, Moriteru

Session 2 UN University Research Project--Human and Social Development: WIGNARAJA, Ponna; GALTUNG, Johan; MATSUSHITA, Keiichi; SATO, Eiichi; TAKAYANAGI, Sakio; AMEMIYA, Shoichi, MASUDA, Yuji


5. Peace and Development: Development and Education (25-26 November 1980)

NAGAI, Jiro: Problems of the Education of International Understanding in Japan

MURO, Osamu: Development and Education

KATO, Junpei: Cooperation and Problems Concerned with Human Development in Developing Nations

ABE, Hiroshi: Prewar Japanese Cultural Enterprises in China--The Experience of Failure

KOBAYASHI, Fumio: The Issue of Modernization and Education--The Case of China

YAMASHITA, Shoichi: Education in Social Economic Development

MORI, Toshikazu: The Educational Record of India's Politicians--The Relation to Career Records


6. Peace and Development: Education and Technology Transfer (30-31 January 1982)

KUSUBA, Muneharu: The Activities of the Japan Foundation

OKIBARA, Yutaka: Issue of Overseas Students

SAITO, Masaru: Technology Transfer and Human Development Cooperation

TOYODA, Toshio: Education in Development

HAYASHI, Takeshi: The Situation of Developing Countries and Japan's Experience

YORIZANE, Masahiro: Technology Transfer


7. Political Authority During Internal and External Crises (16-17 March 1983)

YAMAGUCHI, Yasushi: The Problem of Rearmament in Nazi Germany

KIMURA, Shuzo: The Begin Administration and the Palestinian Problem

SUZUKI, Yuji, Political Crisis and Militarization in Indonesia

ISHIKAWA, Kazuo: Comments and Discussion


8. Peace and Development in Southeast Asia (3-4 December 1983)

MURAI, Yoshinori: Economic Development and Peace

TANIGAWA, Yoshihiko: Authoritarian Politics in the Philippines and US Bases

NISHIZAWA, Nobuyoshi: Comments and Discussion

SATO, Yukio: Comments and Discussion

NAKAGAWA, Go: Comments and Discussion


9. The Islamic World and International Order (15-16 December 1984)

SUZUKI, Tadashi: Turkey's View of the International Order

IMANAGA, Seiji: Islam in Indonesia

KATAKURA, Motoko: Islamic Society and Lifestyle

ITAGAKI, Yuzo: The Islamic View of the International Order

NAKAOKA, Mitsuyoshi: Comments and Discussion

KAGAYA, Hiroshi: Comments and Discussion


10. The Society and Economy of Developing Nations: How to Interpret Social Change

(17-18 January 1986)

SHIMIZU, Akitoshi: The Society of Micronesia

NISHIZAWA, Nobuyoshi: Land Ownership Relations in Burma

TAKEUCHI, Jozen; SATO, Yukio, and TAKEBANA, Seiji: Southeast Asian Society and Relations with Japan

MATSUSHITA, Hiroshi: Political Change in the Americas--Focus on the Case of Argentina


11. The Politics and Diplomacy of Postwar Japan (6-7 December 1986)

IOKIBE, Makoto: Occupation Policy and the Formation of the Postwar System

OTAKE, Hideo: The Establishment of the 1955 System

SHINDO, Eiichi: The Myth and Reality of Conservative Diplomacy--The Example of Ashida and Yoshida's Diplomacy

YAMAGUCHI, Yasushi: Comments and Discussion

ISHII, Osamu: Comments and Discussion

YAMADA, Hiroshi: Comments and Discussion


12. Politics and Elections in Postwar Japan(21-22 December 1987)

YODA, Hiroshi: The Actual Situation of Agricultural Style Elections--A Case Study of Tottori Prefecture

TOMITA, Nobuo: Trends in General Elections and the Transformation of Domestic Politics

SHINDO, Muneyuki: Administrative Reform and Liberal Democratic Party Politics

YAMAGAWA, Katsumi: Comments and Discussion


13. World Economic Order and the NIES (10-11 December 1988)

RUE, Jin Qing: The World System and the NIES

TU, Zhao Yan: The Transformation of the East Asian Economic Order and the NIES

HAMASHITA, Takeshi: The History of Hong Kong-Singapore Relations and East Asia


14. Perspectives on Postwar Japanese Politics (2-3 December 1989)

ASAI, Motofumi: US-Japan Relations in Retrospective and Prospective

MIYAZATO, Seigen: Postwar Japanese Politics Viewed from Okinawa

SHINOHARA, Hajime: A Perspective on Postwar Japanese Politics


15. The USSR, Eastern Europe, and World Transition(8-9 December 1990)

IEDA, Osamu: Hungary's Path

SHIBA, Nobuhiro: The Yugoslav Federal System

ITO, Takayuki: The Mutual Connection Between Soviet and East European Reforms

SHIMOTOMAI, Nobuo: Is Perestroika Finished?


16. Domestic Periphery and Nation (18-19 January 1992)

KITAHARA, Atsushi: The Italian State and Regional World

KIBATA, Yoichi: Britain and the Celtic Periphery

NAGAYO, Susumu: The Current Stage in Czech-Slovak Relations--At the Start of 1992

MIYAJIMA, Takashi: Integration, Differentiation, and Separation in Western Europe


17. Post-Cold War Southeast Asia (19-20 December 1992)

KAN, Hideki: The US's Asian Strategy and Southeast Asia

YAMAKAGE, Susumu: ASEAN and Asia-Pacific International Relations

SUEHIRO, Akira: Regional Economic Cooperation and Southeast Asia--APEC, EAEC and AFTA

YABUNO, Yuzo: Comments and Discussion


18. Development of the South China Sea Economic Zone, China and Asia (27-28 November 1993)

MARUYA, Toyojiro: The Mechanism of Economic Development in Guangdong: The Development Model of China's Coastal Regions

SAWADA, Yukari: The Urbanisation of Shenzen--The Meaning of the '1997 Problem' in South China

YAMASHITA, Shoichi: The Spread of Processing on Commission Practices and the Problem of Technology Transfer

DU, Xin: Centre-Region Relations Regarding Reforms--Focus on Financial Policy in the Guangdong Region

TAKAHARA, Akio: The South of China, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia


19 Domestic Conflicts and Resolution in Asia (21-22 January 1995)

TOSA, Hiroyuki: The Function and Limits of Intervention: Focus on the Case Study of Cambodia

KANEKO, Yoshiki: Malaysia's Ethnic Confrontation and Conflict Avoidance System--The Political Meaning and Influence of the 1969 'Race Riots'

HORIMOTO, Takenori: Regional Conflict in South Asia

KUROYANAGI, Yoneji: The East Timor Issue and ASEAN


20. Peace Science in the 21st Century and the Contribution of Hiroshima--Institute for Peace Science 20th Anniversary Symposium (9 October 1995)

Keynote Address: SUZUKI, Yuji

Panelists: SEKI, Hiroharu; ONISHI, Hitsohi; IKEGAMI, Masako


21. Prospects for Nuclear Disarmament (13 December 1996)

HATTORI, Akira: The Economic Consequences of the Development of Nuclear Weapons

FUJIWARA, Osamu: Nuclear Disarmament and the Peace Movement

YOSHIOKA, Hitoshi: Nuclear Disarmament and Conversion to Civilian Usage

SUGIE, Eiichi: The Prospects for a 'Nuclear Free World'

22. Cooperation and Security in Northeast Asia (30 November 1997)

DRIFTE, Reinhard: The Applicability of the European Experience in Security Cooperation for the Case of Northeast Asian Security

TAGA, Hidetoshi: The Beginnings of New Social Units from Northeast Asia

SOEYA, Yoshihide: The Position of China in Northeast Asia

IZUMI, Hajime: The Four Major Powers in East Asia and Their Meaning for the Security of the Korean Peninsula

23. Asian Crisis and Japan (5 December, 1998)

YOSHIDA, Yasuhiko: Nuclear Crisis

USUI, Hisakazu: Environmental Crisis

KOMATSU, Masaaki: Economic Crisis

WATANABE, Akio: Political Crisis

24. Japanese Nuclear Policy in the 21st Century in Changing International Society (17 December 1999)

MATSUNAGA, NobuoCounselor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Co-chairman of the Tokyo Forum

KIMURA, ShuzoHimeji Dokkyo University

KUROSAWA, MitsuruOsaka University

UMEBAYASHI, HiromichiPeace Depository

25. Nuclear Issues in Japan from Local Perspectives

GABE, Masaaki (Professor at Ryukyu University): On Okinawa

KAWAMURA, Kazuyuki (Coordinator of the Non-Nuclear Local Governments Nationwide Grassroots Network): On Non-Nuclear Local Governments

YAMANE, Kazuyo (Lecturer at Kochi University) : On Peace Museums

OHMUTA, Munoru (Former Chairman of the board of trustees of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Center) : On Hiroshima

26. Conflict and Human Security

NAKANISHI, Hisashi (Professor at Kyoto University): ・span lang=EN-US>Past and Present Concepts of Security・span lang=EN-US>

KURUSU, Kaoruko (Assistance Professor at Kobe University): Human Security and Regional Organizations in Europe

YAMANE, Kazuyo (Lecturer at Kochi University): Human Security and Peace Studies

27. Conflict and Human Security

HOSHINO Shunya (Professor at Osaka University):・span lang=EN-US>Humanitarian Crises and Human Security・span lang=EN-US>

OSA Yukie (Secretary General of the Association to Aid Refugees):・span lang=EN-US>Refugees and Human Security・span lang=EN-US>

TOSA Hiroyuki (Professor at Tohoku Univerisity): ・span lang=EN-US>De/Re-territorialization of the Responsibility to the Other・span lang=EN-US>

28. Post Conflict Reconstruction: Lessons of East Timor and Afghanistan

AZIMI, Nassrine (Hiroshima Office for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Institute for Training and Research [UNITAR]): ・span lang=EN-US>The Role of the UN in Post Conflict Reconstruction: Reflections on Lessons learned from East Timor and Afghanistan・span lang=EN-US>

INOUE, Reiko (Pacific Asia Resource Center)

UESUGI, Yuji (Okinawa Peace Cooperation Center)

NAKAO, Shuichi (Refugee Assistance Headquarters, Foundation for the Welfare and Education of the Asian People)

29. Conflict Prevention and Resolution from the Viewpoint of Resource Management

INOUE, Makoto (Tokyo University): Is Effective ・span lang=EN-US>Co-management・span lang=EN-US> of Natural Resources? The Case of Kalimantan, Indonesia

KAMATA, Mayumi (Nagoya Shoka University): Land Management: Development of Mines, Environmental Preservation, and the Rights of Aborigines

MURATA, Shunichi (Kansai Gakuin University): The Agony of the UN system: A Conflict for Resource Management: MNLF in Mindanao, the Philippines and the History of Cooperative Development Projects

31. Capacity Development for Peace Building in Post-conflict Societies

Session 1 of the HIPEC International Conference

Chair: Masatsugu Matsuo, Professor, Hiroshima University

Loreta Castro, Executive Director, Miriam College, :
・span lang=EN-US>Peace Education as an Important Peacebuilding Strategy"
Fatuma Ndangiza, Executive Secretary, National Unity and Reconciliation Commision :
 ・span lang=EN-US>A Rwanda's Experience"

Christine Atieno, Program Officer, South Sudan Peace Commission,:・span lang=EN-US>Peace and Reconciliation Perspective"

Tatsuo Yamane, Reseacher, HiPeC :・span lang=EN-US>Transformation of governance and local peacebuilding: How Peace Operations Reintegrate Ex-combatants into Indigenous Societies"

3. Indigenous Governance and Peace

Manuhuia Barcham (Director, the Centre for Indigenous Governance and Development, Massey University, New Zealand ):・span class=SpellE>Indigenity, State-Building and the International Struggle for Peace・span lang=EN-US>

Morgan Brigg (Research Fellow, School of Political Science and International Studies, the University of Queensland, Australia) :・span lang=EN-US>Networked Relationality: Indigenous Insights for Integrated Peacebuilding・span lang=EN-US>

33. Nuclear Damages Reexamined 

Noriyuki Kawano (Assistant Professor, International Radiation Information Center, Hiroshima University): ・span lang=EN-US>Nuclear Damages in Semipalatinsk: Observations from Questionnaire Surveys and Interviews・span lang=EN-US>

Tetsuji Imanaka (Assistant Professor, Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute): ・span lang=EN-US>Lessons of the Research on the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident・span lang=EN-US>

Masayoshi Yamamoto (Professor, Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology, Kanazawa University): ・span lang=EN-US> Reflections Fifty Years after the Bikini Exposure of the Fifth Happy Dragon・span lang=EN-US>

Masaharu Hamatani (Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University): ・span lang=EN-US>Experiences of the Nuclear Bomb and the Mental Wound・span lang=EN-US>

34. Current Challenges for Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Memunatu Pratt (Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone)

Anthony Lombeh Hena (Associate Professor, The Kofi Annan Institute for Peace and Conflict Transformation, University of Liberia)