1. Hiroshima + University

The best of Hiroshima + The best of university

As much as any other city in the world, Hiroshima is a city with many faces. From its inescapable history which draws thousands of visitors every year, to its culture, the rivers, mountains and sea that surround it, and, of course, its people.
By taking a fresh look at our city, studying its many facets and rediscovering our pride in it, we can start to see the kind of Hiroshima we want to build for the future.
We hope our "university" will provide a space for this; a space of great, varied and exciting opportunity.

2. Campus

Hiroshima-jin Daigaku doesn't have a building,Our city is our campus.

The famous Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima, Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park and local community centers are all potential "classrooms". Depending on the class, you may find a yourself in a cafe, a renovated traditional house, perhaps a farmer's field, or even deep in a forest.

3. Students and Teachers

Teachers can become students, and students can become teachers.

Not only is anyone welcome to take part in the our classes,
Anyone with something interesting to share can become a teacher.

4. Classes

Rather than dry, traditional Japanese university lectures, Hiroshima-jin University classes are more like participatory workshops. Our teachers are volunteers who have some expertise, experience or a fresh perspective on the theme they are talking about.

For example
- Local history from Itsukushima Shrine's priests
- The ultimate okonomiyaki nutrition challenge
- Journal : experiences of child rearing
- Perceptions of "Peace": A kid's view
- Adults need to do PE too: "I love the mountains"
- Hiroshima from the water: city of bridges
- Waterways of time: Hiroshima's history through its rivers
- Deep Miyajima: Hidden ecology

5. Connections

The success of Hiroshima-jin University will not only be measured by knowledge passed on, but by new connections and relationships made.
By bringing people with similar interests together in classes, it's natural that new friendships will be forged. The possibilities of these new connections are exciting and without limit.

Through connections to others, people become connected to their surroundings; their city, their environment and their culture. Hiroshima-jin University believes that it is with these various connections that the invigoration of our community begins.

6. Hiroshima-jin

In Japanese "jin" means person and "Hiroshima-jin" means a person of Hiroshima. Regardless of the passport you hold, the blood that flows in your veins or the soil on which you were born, everyone can become a Hiroshima-jin and everyone is welcome in our community. Whether you are here for the duration, or just passing through, we want to hear from you.

Look at any exciting and open city and you are sure to find that it's the people who are the key to its vitality. This energy can be found in even the most mundane of daily activities. On the one hand, Hiroshima-jin University hopes to create opportunities for our own community to recognise and tap into its latent energy- to be proud to declare "I am a Hiroshima-jin".

7. The future

Our project may be an ambitious one, but if there is one small city in the world in which thinking big is called for, it is Hiroshima. Hiroshima-jin University wants to play an important role in developing Hiroshima into, not only a symbol of peace, but also a place where you can see peace in action.

- An ideal place to raise children.
- A city where the riverbanks are enjoyed by residents.
- A city with not only no litter, but which produces no garbage.
- A city in which the best people in the fields of industry, education, government and business have ample opportunities to pool resources and share opinions.
- A city in which every eligible voter utitlizes their right to vote.
People of Hiroshima are noticed and appreciated as active representatives of the energy and vibrance that Hiroshima will become.
- A city which provides inspiration and support for artists.
- A city which provides a warm welcome to visitors from around Japan and from overseas.
- A city in which youth and senior citizens communicate daily.
- A city in which people Saitting at the dinner table, their workplace, or with friends in a cafe or park ask each other, - What can we do as Hiroshima-jin to make the world a better place".

About Hiroshima-jin University

Hiroshima-jin University is an organization which aims to play a role in invigorating communities in the Hiroshima region by providing opportunities for exchange between social and generational groups through learning activities. Such activities are to include lectures and events on Hiroshima culture and social education, creation of curricula to be implemented in elementary and junior high school general studies programs and providing spaces for inter-generational communication.


2F Nobori Kaikan, Hachobori 3-1, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi NPO Center 730-0013

Operation and management

Hiroshima-jin Uniiversity is operated and managed by Hiroshima-jin University

(Registered voluntary NPO, application pending)


Hirao Jumpei

Representative's address

Higashi Kannon-machi 4-25,  Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-shi 733-0032

Representative's telephone contact

090-1338-2891(personal)(please call after 6pm)

Fax 082-511-3179(Hiroshima NPO Center)

E-mail info@hirojin.univnet.jp

Foundation (planned) May 15, 2010

Aims 1.To provide life improving learning activities for people of all ages and from all back grounds in the Hiroshima area.

2. To illuminate the best of Hiroshima to its own residents.

3. To realize these aims by working alongside and in cooperation with other organizations and individuals. 


- Promotion of social education
- Promotion of community development
- Promotion of learning, culture, art sports
- Promotion of sound growth of children
- Promotion of development information society
- Promotion of region economy

*Hiroshima-jin University is the 4th sister organization developed on the Shibuya University model. It plans to begin operation  in May 2010.

Comming soon.

Comming soon.

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