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Hiroshima Peace Institute (HPI), Hiroshima City University 2005f
9th and 10th floor, Ote-machi Heiwa Building, 4-1-1 Ote-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City Hiroshima 730-0051, Japan
tel:81-82 544 7570 fax:81-82 544 7573

Organizational Status: University-affiliated institute, founded in 1998.

General Description: HPI, established as a research unit in the Hiroshima City University, engages in a variety of research activities related with peace, inspired by the city's historical experience as the first city in the world to be devastated by a nuclear weapon. HPI devotes itself to the task of contributing to the development of a peaceful local community and the realization of world peace by conducting research on nuclear disarmament, with a view to achieving the ultimate goal of completely eliminating nuclear weapons and peacefully resolving problems confronting international society. HPI also strives to contribute to the progress of peace research around the world by working in close cooperation with like-minded organizations in Japan and abroad and disseminating the results of its work through public lectures, symposia, and publications.

Annual Budget: JPY 117 million (2003)

Staff: 18 (8 research, 10 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Mr. INOUE, Yoshitaka (Administrative Director)
Mr. TATEBE, Kenji (Administrative Chief)
Mr. YODONO, Takeshi (Administrative Staff)

(As of November, 2004)

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