Articles by Robert Kowalczyk

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A Photograph and Its Meaning
Gary Corseri short interview with Robert Kowalczyk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

Note: My American friend, Robert Kowalczyk, a retired Professor and Department Chair at Kindai University, Osaka, Japan, was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, working in Seoul, South Korea, during the Vietnam War. “Can you tell me more about this photo, this image? How did you compose it?” “I always feel the best images compose themselves, that’s how they stay alive.”

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Reflections from Kyoto (on Hiroshima and Nagasaki)
Robert Kowalczyk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Aug 2021

Dissonance Searching for Resonance

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Reflections from Kyoto
Robert Kowalczyk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

25 Jul 2021 – Dissonance Searching for Resonance – Last night from Tokyo, Japan those of our troubled, speculative, hopeful, and cynical world who had live-screen accessibility could watch the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Peace Mask Project: An Interview with Director Kya Kim
Robert Kowalczyk interviews Kya Kim – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Aug 2020

Many peacebuilding efforts understand the value of art and symbolism in their work, but not many have artists on staff. With 20 years of experience, I believe we have a tool that is easily adaptable and can work in a variety of cultural and environmental contexts. We have seen how the Peace Mask making workshops bring people together through the heart rather than the mind and create a harmonizing experience and atmosphere for participants.

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Peace Mask Project
Robert Kowalczyk interviews Myong Hee Kim – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Aug 2020

8 Aug 2020 – The following interview was held at Myong Hee Kim’s studio in the small rural village of Takano, Japan. She is the founding artist of the Kyoto-based international NPO, Peace Mask Project, currently celebrating its 20th year of workshops, talks, discussions, performances and exhibitions.

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A 75th Commemorative Year for the Hibakusha (2020-2021)
Robert Kowalczyk - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Aug 2020

The Hibakusha, those who 75 years ago survived the fires and black rains of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, have lived through hell and have brought the world a message, a prayer to humanity that remains unanswered. A softly spoken hope, now nearly gone.

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A Plan to Sustain TRANSCEND Media Service-TMS
Robert Kowalczyk and Gary Corseri – Members of TRANSCEND, 8 Jul 2019

We feel certain that you appreciate TRANSCEND Media Service-TMS as much as we do. It is truly a meeting place for those of us in Conflict Transformation, Peace Journalism and all related fields. Should TMS suddenly disappear from the Internet, we would all feel bereft of a great source of community sharing, discussion and inspiration. Therefore, it is hereby proposed that, working together via our shared network, we can find a way to better sustain Antonio’s work as it is in behalf of our own community.

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A Distant Flickering Light: The Hibakusha Peace Movement (Part 2)
Robert Kowalczyk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Aug 2018

20 Aug 2018 – An Interview with Kazuyo Yamane, Associate Professor of Peace Studies (retired) Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan – Is the Hibakusha Peace Movement fading? Why or why not?

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A Distant Flickering Light: The Hibakusha Peace Movement (Part 1)
Robert Kowalczyk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Aug 2018

[The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.] An Interview with Mrs. Koko Kondo, The Tanimoto Peace Foundation – Do you think the Hibakusha are still important? “They are still very important. Those individuals of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the only humans who have ever experienced and survived a nuclear bombing. That is a fact. They are the ones who know. Only they.”

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Reflections on the Donald Trump/Kim Jong-un Singapore Summit
Robert Kowalczyk interviews Peace Studies Prof. Lee Jae-bong – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jun 2018

Interview with Lee Jae-bong, Professor of Peace Studies at Wonkwang University, South Korea, in the early afternoon of June 12, 2018 while the United States-North Korean Summit was taking place in Singapore.

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The Peace Mask Project Celebration in Hiroshima
Robert Kowalczyk and Kimberlye ‘Kya’ Kowalczyk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Mar 2017

Peace Mask Project celebrates the completion of 100 Peace Masks of 1st to 4th generation Hibakusha in an endeavor to honor their 71-year appeals for peace and to amplify their call for a future free from the threat of nuclear weapons.
March 24-26, 2017, Hiroshima

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A Forever Imminent Threat?
Robert Kowalczyk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Mar 2016

Two towering exclamation points have been writ high on the sky, each an indelible imprint on human consciousness. Hiroshima! Nagasaki! And yet, 70 years later, through the countless wars that have followed WWII, on the surface of the fracturing social, economic and political global landscape, humanity dreams on, unaware and unforgiven.

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Talk between Johan Galtung and Ikuro Anzai
Akifumi Fujita & Robert Kowalczyk, 30 Sep 2008

Topic: Article 9 and Japan’s future. Ikuro Anzai is honorary director of the Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University, and Johan Galtung is founder of TRANSCEND-A Network for Peace and Development. I. Anzai: The Kyoto Museum for World Peace of Ritsumeikan University was established in 1992. Since that time the museum has been visited […]

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