NARPI 2018

Jeju Island, South Korea
We will begin accepting applications for the 2018 NARPI training in March 2018.

Dates for NARPI 2018:
Registration: August 8
Week 1: August 9-13
Field trip: August 14-16
Week 2: August 17-21
Departures: August 22

2017 Courses

Week 1: August 7-11, 2017

1. Conflict and Peace Framework

2. Identity-Based Conflict

3. Theory and Practice of Peace Education

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Week 2: August 15-19, 2017

4. Optimizing Peace Making by Ending Generational Trauma

5. Restorative Justice: Rebuilding Identity, Community and History

6. Nonviolent Response to Militarisation

more information

Field Trip: August 12-14, 2017

1. Visit to Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum

2. Visit to Camp Schwab

3. Presentations from local peace practitioners and social activists

more information

Evening Events

At NARPI trainings, meaningful sharing and learning continues after classes have finished each day. Some evening events are planned by the hosting group, to introduce more about the historical, cultural or social issues of the hosting area. Most evening events, though, are planned by participants, as a way to share their interests or experiences with others, through presentations, videos and discussion.

In addition, there is a Culture and Talent Night in Week 2, during which time participants and facilitators present their cultures through song, dance, games, food, photos, etc.

2017 Facilitators


2017 Schedule

Session 1
August 7-11
(Registration August 6)
Course #1
Conflict and Peace Framework
Kyoko Okumoto & Oyunsuren Damdinsuren
Course #2
Identity-Based Conflict
Ryozo Teruoka & Kyungmook Kim
Course #3
Peace Education II: Program and Curriculum Design
Cheryl Woelk & Kathy Matsui
Field Trip –
August 12-14
Visits to Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum, Camp Schwab, Sea of Henoko, and Kin Town;
Opportunities to hear diverse voices on U.S. military base issues; Free time in downtown Naha
Session 2
August 15-19
(Departures August 20)
Course #4
Optimizing Peace Making by Ending Generational Trauma
Aya Kasai & Tommy Lee Woon
Course #5
Restorative Justice: Rebuilding Identity, Community and History
Hiro Katano & Jae Young Lee
Course #6
Nonviolent Response to Militarisation
Syd Wang & Yutaka Ohata

General application process

  1. Read the 2017 Summer Training information package
  2. Complete the application form, along with all required documents
    (resume, recommendation letter, passport copy), and submit by email to
  3. After receiving the acceptance letter and billing statement, transfer your payment to the NARPI bank account.
  4. In cooperation with the NARPI admin team, apply for a visa (if necessary).
  5. Purchase flight ticket, or make other plans for transportation.
  6. After receiving the pre-course readings and field trip readings by email, start studying to prepare for your courses and the trip.
  7. Join the Summer Training and enjoy two weeks of networking, sharing and learning.

Lodging and Food

Week 1(August 6-10) and Week 2(August 14-19) of the 2017 NARPI Summer

Peacebuilding Training will be held at Nago Youth Center, located in the northern part of Okinawa, about 1.5 hours from Naha.
Nago Youth Center website:
During the Field Trip(August 11-13), NARPI lodging will be at Okinawa International Youth Hostel in Naha, just 15 minutes away from the airport.


Cost2017 Fees

Lodging, Food and Transportation Tuition Total
Week 1 $250 $250 $500
Field Trip $200 $100 $300
Week 2 $250 $250 $500
Whole program $700 $600 $1300

*Note: Participants are welcome to join for one or both weeks. All participants are encouraged to join the field trip.


Recognizing the high cost of attending NARPI, a limited number of partial NARPI scholarships may be offered on a needs basis, to participants with a demonstrable commitment to peacework in the Northeast Asia region. Contact the administration team to request a scholarship application form:

Early Payment discounts (full payment required)

If paid from May 15 – June 15: 15% discount of total due amount
If paid from June 16 – July 15: 7% discount of the total due amount
If paid after July 15: No discount

Withdrawal Policy

Participants may withdraw up to two weeks before the training begins with a full refund, minus a 10% non-refundable process fee (for administration costs). No refund will be issued for a cancellation two weeks or less before the beginning of the training.


NARPI welcomes people with a deep interest in peacebuilding in Northeast Asia to study and share life together for two weeks each summer. Basic criteria for participants include

  1. Some level of experience in peacebuilding work or study, or passion for peacebuilding.
  2. Commitment to share what you learn at NARPI with your organization or community.
  3. English ability sufficient to understand and participate in workshops conducted in English.

NARPI participants usually come from the following groups

NGO/NPO staff and interns

Peace educators and activists

Teachers and professors

Students (high school graduates, university, graduate school)

Government officials, military and police

Community leaders

Religious leaders

Anyone interested in peacebuilding in NEA