Destination: Washington State
Dates: We are unsure of the exact dates, but it will be up to two weeks in late October.
- Seeking people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests
- Open to all ages (18+)
- Open to all nationalities, including expats (We cannot provide or help with a visa)
- English ability preferred but not required
(We plan to select at least one English speaker as an interpreter)
- Commitment to cultural exchange and sharing stories of Hiroshima Ability to walk for long periods
- Participants will be required to attend pre-trip training workshops in late July, August, and September.
- Participants will be responsible for their own airfare. (Partial subsidy is available.)
How to Apply & Application Deadline:
To apply for participation, please fill out this application form.
The deadline for applications is Monday, June 12.
For more information, please download and review the flyer.
If you’d like to learn more about PAX, please take a look at this page for a brief introduction.
We look forward to receiving your application!
WFC “Friends Day” will be held again this year!
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Hiroshima City International Student House, 2F
(1-1 Nishiaragami-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima City)
Description: Let’s foster friendship and spread peace through fun games and conversation!
Fee: Free of charge
Download the flyer for “Friends Day”>>
Everyone is welcome to attend the event, so please come and join us.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Spring 2023 US – Japan PAX
Feb 13 – 16 US / Feb 14 – 17 Japan
Program is delivered in English
WFC’s Peace Ambassador Exchange (PAX) is an annual sharing of ideas and materials related to peace, reconciliation, and nuclear issues, built on hearing the first-hand accounts of those whose lives have been impacted by war and the tragedies of atomic bombings.
Join us on any of these days to hear the stories of peace!
Spring 2023 US-Japan PAX Program
West Coast Day 1
Feb 13 @ 6-8pm PST / Feb14 @ 11am JPN
- “I will never forget that day” by Kiyomi Kohno
West Coast Day 2
Feb14 @ 6-8pm PST / Feb15 @ 11am JPN
- “Reflections on Serving Those ARound uS” by Don Watson
- “Opposing Nuclear Weapons in Washington State” by Dr. Joe Berkson & Sean Arent
East Coast Day 1
Feb 15 @ 7-9pm EST / Feb16 @ 9am JPN
- “Lessons from my Father” by Tamiyuki Okahara
East Coast Day 2
Feb16 @ 7-9pm EST / Feb17 @ 9am JPN
- “Transforming Conflict” by Rick Polhamus
- “Hiroshima, Miyoshi, Atlanta and Americus brought together by a Bell Tower” by Steve Leeper
*The program will include time for Q&A and breakout discussions.