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2018 ASEACCU (Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities)
Student Conference – Students' Reports

October 5, 2018

The ASEACCU Annual Conference has been hosted each year since 1993 by its member Universities. This year, Elisabeth University of Music hosted the 26th Annual Conference and the Student Program from August 21st to 26th. Representing 8 countries, more than 200 students and faculty staff gathered in Hiroshima, including 6 students from Nanzan University, to share ideas and discuss this year’s theme, “Catholic Education and Peace Initiatives”.

The Conference theme and program provided opportunities for discussion and consideration of the issue of peace. The student program included local fieldworks, academic discussions and some performances. Given this year’s theme, it was very significant and valuable to hold the Conference in Hiroshima, one of the two cities in Japan destroyed by an atomic bomb.

Throughout the program, students had opportunities to learn from religious leaders, share ideas and discuss issues with other students from different backgrounds. Most importantly, they were able to build lasting friendships with people from many different countries.

Student Representatives Group Discussion Fieldwork in Miyajima
Student Representatives Group Discussion Fieldwork in Miyajima

Cultural Performance Presentation Building new friendships
Cultural Performance Presentation Building new friendships