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NY exhibit showcases use of tech to connect, converge peace activities

An exhibition featuring digital archives of war damage in Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Ukraine, shown on a multiscreen large display, and other projects using cutting-edge technology to visualize and document war, is being held at the University of Tokyo New York Office from Aug. 6-7, 2022.

The exhibition, titled “Convergence of Peace Activities: Connecting and Integrating by Technologies,” features the work of Professor Hidenori Watanave of the University of Tokyo's Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and his lab, who conduct research on digital archives, information design and data visualization.

Members of the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations, who will participate in the NPT conference, will be invited to the venue to deliver lectures (to be streamed online) and talk with visitors to the event.

The lecture on August 6 at 11:30 (EST) and August 7 at 00:30 (JST) will be available for viewing  open to participants from all over the world.

Exhibition website:


Exhibition information:

・Dates and time: 6-7, 2022, 10:00 a.m.‒5:00 p.m.
・Venue: UTokyoNY Office
  145 West 57th Street 21st Floor, New York, NY 10019
  Tel: +1(212)582-9800
  Email: adm@gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
  Admission: Free; registration required via registration form https://forms.gle/m6AARsHtU9PQEkwb7

With the cooperation of:

・Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations
・Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union
・Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York
・The Mainichi Newspapers
・United Nations International School
・Association for Regional Development and Global Human Resources Support
・Taku Nishimae

(As of July 11, 2022)


・Hidenori Watanave Laboratory: hwtnv@iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Event Flyer




Sample of featured works at exhibition

Hiroshima Archive
(Hidenori Watanave Laboratory CC BY)

Nagasaki Archive
(Hidenori Watanave Laboratory CC BY)

CO-OP Peace Map
(Hidenori Watanave Laboratory CC BY)

Satellite Images Map of Ukraine
(Hidenori Watanave Laboratory CC BY)

Colorized photos of mushroom cloud
(Hidenori Watanave Laboratory CC BY)

Hidenori Watanave, Ph.D.

Born in 1974. Professor at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo. Watanaveʼs research focuses on information design and digital archiving.

He graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science (diploma award), and obtained his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Tsukuba. He has been an associate professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University, and a visiting scholar at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University.