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Learn | Create | Share | ActHiroshima | 2020

By listening to the darkest moments of history, we can shape the future

ZERO Project is a celebration of Hiroshima as a city of social change and innovation

Proposal for March/April 2020

ZERO Project has reached 365+ million impressions through workshops, events, and media.

Our goal is to reach a billion people by the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings in 2020. Join us.

Watch ZERO Project + Disruptor Awards Hiroshima

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@Kyu-nichi-gin, Former Bank of Japan, Hiroshima

Dialogue | Workshops | Art Exhibition | Film Screenings
| Performances | Survivor Tree Planting Ceremony

Survivor Tree Planting Ceremony

A 9/11 Survivor Tree sapling will be planted at Hiroshima Botanical Gardens

Organized in partnership w/ the Mayor Matsui, City of Hiroshima, Mayors for Peace, Disruptor Foundation, John Bowne High School, 9/11 Memorial Museum + Bartlett Farms


11 exhibitions have taken place in Hiroshima, Tokyo, New York and Miami since 2015.

Exhibiting Artists:

Seitaro Kuroda
Renee Cox
Ming Smith
Gerard Malanga
Danny Simmons
Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky
Stephanie Rose
John Hersey
Cannon Hersey
Peter Bradley
Jorge Salazar
Michelle Lopez
Peter Bill
Moises Patricio
Hirofumi Yugen
Kenichi Asano
Mari Ishiko
Alexis Mena
Ran Katashima
Junchen Huang

City as Museum

Public projections on buildings and digital storytelling on media panels throughout Hiroshima.

Film Screenings

Socially impactful films from around the world w/ United People and 1Future. (Film Distribution / Kenji Sekine)


W/ a Hibaku Piano (A-bomb survivor piano)

Past Musical Performances + Collaborations

Motoharo Sano

Dorothy Masuka

Thandiswa Mazwai with BLK JKS

Boom Shaka

Paul Miller aka Dj Spooky

Hiroki Okano

Gomess, Rapper

Archetype with Todd Sines


Roundtable discussions between youth + thought leaders on environment, community, human rights + social innovation

Previous Thought Leaders

Dr. William Perry, former Secretary of Defense

Koko Kondo, Peace Activist & Hiroshima Survivor

Atsushi Imai, VC, former head of Sony CSR

Tomoko Watanabe, ANT- Hiroshima

Craig Hatkoff, Founder, Tribeca FIlm Festival & Disruptor Foundation

Stephen Ham, Vice President, Wildlife Conservation Society

Kyosuke Inoue, NHK Enterprise and bestselling author

Reverend Gashin Kayo, Myoukei-in Temple

Rabbi Irwin Kula, Center for Learning and Leadership

Pradeep Sharma, Provost, Rhode Island School of Design

Michiyuki Ozeki, Social Producer

Toshiko Tanaka, Hibakusha Survivor

Previous Youth Participants

Ritsumeikan University

Kansai University

Doshisha University

Keio University

Hiroshima University

Kansei-Gakuin University

Hiroshima-Jogakuin University

Anabuki Design School Kansai University

Creative Workshops

Silkscreen T-shirt Workshop

Silkscreen T-shirt and design workshop w/ Cannon Hersey + Akira Fujimoto.

Media Workshop

Media + design workshops with Chugoku Shimbun’s Young Writers Program to understand what resilience means to youth in Hiroshima.

Professional content creation  w/ Taku Nishimae +Peter Bill. Participants will create short-form content for ZERO Project and Chugoku Shimbun’s Peace Media Center.

Video Projection Workshop

Content creation + alternative modes of sharing video in the public
w/ Peter Bill

2021 Workshop

The future of social innovation w/ Akira Fujimoto +2021.

Peace Industrial Complex

Opportunities to meet w/ local + global leaders working in social innovation, sustainability + peace tourism

Music Workshop

W/ Hiroki Okano + Junko Okano

Photography Workshop

W/ Toshiaki Takata


Art Basil Miami 2019+2020

New York City May 2020

Tokyo 2020


Producing television about pivotal moments and extraordinary individuals

Producing television about pivotal moments and extraordinary individuals



“Hiroshima Revealed”
(3 x 50 min. documentaries with NHK World and NHK BS1)

“Detroit Revealed”
(50 min. documentary with NHK World and NHK BS1)

“Manzanar Revealed”
(50 min. documentary with NHK World and NHK BS1)

“Not Yet Free – Motoharu Sano Special”
(60 min. documentary with NHK BS1)

“Social Impact Special”
(60 min. documentary with NHK BS1)

“William Perry Special”
(100 min. documentary with NHK BS1)

“William Perry in Okinawa”
(50 min. documentary with NHK ETV)

“Direct Talk with Beatrice Fihn”
(15 min. documentary with NHK World )

“Direct Talk with Craig Hatkoff”
(15 min. documentary with NHK World )

News Programs

NHK World
NHK Hiroshima
Hiroshima TV
Hiroshima Home TV

Hiroshima Peace Media Center

Screenshot of Chugoku Shimnun's Hiroshima Peace Media Center

ZERO Project is a social innovation forum and online platform with content on Chugoku Shimbun’s Hiroshima Peace Media Center

Other online platforms for ZERO Project include: 1FUTURE.COMNHK World, @1Futurepresents

Storytellers of Social Change and Innovation
Since 2015, 1Future has delivered major programs + created media in Japan, USA + South Africa, reaching 750+ million impressions

Media Coverage
National Public Radio (NPR)
New York Times
NHK World
Wall Street Journal
Chugoku Shimbun
Asahi Shimbum

Lead Partners

Zengo, inc.

Hiroshima International Culture Foundation

Disruptor Foundation and the Center for Learning and Leadership

Tokyo 2021

Peace Culture Village

Mayors for Peace

Anabuki Design School

The Myoukein Temple

Intersection 611 Gallery

The Hurleyville Arts Centre

911 Memorial

John Bowne High School

Bartlett Farms

Mayor Matsui of Hiroshima

Mayor Taue of Nagasaki

City of Hiroshima

Hiroshima Board of Education


Cannon Hersey
+1 845 559 8828

Taku Nishimae
+1 917 450 4921