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The Peace Museums of Japan

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In the past twenty years the peace museum idea has blossomed and the Japanese contribution has been both remarkable and inspirational for other countries. ‘Peace cities’ like Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemorate the atomic bomb legacy, while a new generation of Japanese peace museums is confronting the past with programming which is refreshingly global. Dr Duffy, who heads the Human Rights Programme at Magee College in Northern Ireland, offers a personal view of ‘peace museum’ trends in Japan.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Human Rights Programme, Magee College, Northern Ireland

Publication date: 1997-10-01

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