Devotion of Hiroshima to the Cause of Peace
Updated July 22, 2011
Peace Promotion

Mayor's Curriculum Vitae is here!

Statements about Peace by the Mayor  
The mayor of Hiroshima frequently issues comments and sends messages on behalf of our citizens addressing various issues related to peace and nuclear weapons.
Peace Declaration  
Every year on August 6, the city of Hiroshima holds a Peace Memorial Ceremony to pray for the peaceful repose of the victims, for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and for lasting world peace. During that ceremony, the mayor issues a Peace Declaration directed toward the world at large.
Protest Letters against Nuclear Tests
The city of Hiroshima issues a formal letter of protest against all such tests, including subcritical nuclear tests.

Mayors for Peace
As of December 1, 2010, the Mayor for Peace is composed of 4,402 cities around the world.
2020 Vision Campaign
Mayors for Peace is promoting 2020 Vision, a program to eliminate all nuclear weapons by the year 2020.
Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Study Courses
The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are asking colleges and universities around the world to establish and promote Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Study Courses.

Atomic Bomb and Peace

Hiroshima Peace Site
The Official Homepage of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Virtual Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on web
The Peace Database
A compiled database of A-bomb or peace related materials and information managed by Hiroshima@Peace Memorial Museum.
A-Bomb Dome Registered as World Heritage
On December 5 1996, the UNESCO decided to register the A-bomb Dome on the World Heritage List. A symbol of Hiroshima's pledge to abolish nuclear weapons and seek lasting peace.

Reconstruction of Hiroshima

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial City Construction Law and Commentary(PDF)
Hiroshima was reconstructed in accordance with the law and the plan, which even today serve as the basis for town planning.

Peace Study
Peace Study

Paper Cranes and the Children's Peace Monument
The Children's Peace Monument is also called the "Tower of a Thousand Cranes", for many thousands of folded paper cranes are offered there all through the year.
Sadako Story 21
The episode of Sadako Sasaki and her paper cranes

Kids Peace Station

A site that looks at the atomic bombing and peace through the eyes of children
Guide Tours to Peace Memorial Park and Vicinity

There are dozens of cenotaphs and monuments in and around Peace Memorial Park.
Hiroshima Peace Pocket Guide
This guide is packed with information that would be useful for you to know when you visit Peace Memorial Park or study about peace.

FAQ about the A-Bombing and Peace
Here are commonly asked questions and answers about the atomic bombing and peace.

Peace Related Links

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
The museum collects and displays belongings left by the victims, photos and other materials that convey the horror of the bombing supplemented by exhibits thay describe Hiroshima before and after the bombing and others that present the current status of the nuclear age.
Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
The Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims is an effort by the Japanese national government to remember and mourn the sacred sacrifice of the atomic bomb victims. It is also an expression of Japan's desire for genuine and lasting peace.
Hirosima Peace Culture Foundation
HPCF seeks to convey the facts about the bombing and contribute to the dissemination of thought promoting peace and international understanding/cooperation.
Hiroshima Peace Institute
A research unit of the Hiroshima City University

Nagasaki City - Peace & Atomic Bomb
Nagasaki's peace appeals and Atomic Bomb Museum
Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-exposed
Established in order to make good use of the experience and knowledge of physicians and researchers for the radiation-exposed people in the world.
Radiation Effects Research Foundation
A scientific research institution focused on the study of health effects of radiation in the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Hiroshima Peace Media Center
The Peace Media Center website provides a range of multimedia content covering peace-related concerns.

66 years ago, Hiroshima suffered the world's first atomic bombing. To prevent repetition of such tragedy, the city has sought ever since to covey the facts of the bombing to the world. We have engaged in a wide variety of efforts for peace and now seek to build a 21st century of peace and humanity free from nuclear weapons.

What's New !

Protest letter against the U.S. nuclear test (July 20, 2011)

Protest letter against the U.S. nuclear test (May 23, 2011)


The 11th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates was held in Hiroshima from November 12 to 14, 2010. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, former South African President Willem De Klerk, four other individual laureates and representatives from 13 laureate organizations came together for six sessions to discuss issues based on the theme of gthe Legacy of Hiroshima: a World without Nuclear Weapons.h
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon became the first secretary-general to attend the Peace Memorial Ceremony in the atomic bombed city of Hiroshima in August 2010. Secretary-General Ban has shown strong determination in promoting his five-point plan for nuclear disarmament, which he first proposed at a symposium at the UN Headquarters in New York in October 2008, and has been a firm supporter in realizing Hiroshimafs wish for the abolition of nuclear weapons and lasting world peace. At the NPT Review Conference in May 2010, the Final Document was adopted by all the member parties through Secretary-General Banfs great leadership.

*Hiroshima Conference for the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons by 2020
In light of the outcome of this past Mayfs NPT Review Conference, lively discussions were held on how to realize everlasting peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons by 2020. Around 300 participants consisting of Mayors for Peace member cities, intellectuals, peace NGOs, and government officials looked at how to abolish nuclear weapons at the earliest possible date, and the importance of forming coalitions between countries, cities, NGOs and citizensf groups.

Participation in the 8th NPT Review Conference
In May 2010, Mayors for Peace formed a mayoral delegation of 89 people from 30 member cities in 10 countries and participated in the NPT Review Conference held in New York, USA.

*InterAction Council Plenary Meeting
The 28th Annual Plenary Meeting of the InterAction Council (also called the OB Summit) was held from April 18 to 20 in Hiroshima. The council has continuously appealed for nuclear weapons abolition since their establishment, and on April 19, they adopted the Hiroshima Declaration, a plea for zero nuclear weapons, and submitted it for consideration at the May 2010 NPT Review Conference.

*English version of the gReport from the Committee of Experts on Damage Scenarios Resulting from a Nuclear Weapons Attackh
We have completed the English translation of the gReport from the Committee of Experts on Damage Scenarios Resulting from a Nuclear Weapons Attackh to inform people both inside and outside of Japan of the extensive damage that could be inflicted by a nuclear weapons attack and to raise public awareness for nuclear weapons abolition.

Main Activities
A-bomb Dome
Development of the 2020 Vision Campaign (Emergency Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons) / Hiroshima Conference for the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons by 2020 / Establishing and promoting the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Study Course / Training course for domestic journalists / Peace information on the Internet / Disseminating the Peace Declaration / International Symposium for Peace / Atomic bomb exhibitions in Japan / Disseminating and utilizing materials for atomic bomb exhibitions and peace studies / Atomic bomb exhibitions overseas / Lending and providing materials for A-bomb exhibitions and peace studies in other countries / Attending international peace-related conferences / Protests against nuclear testing / United Nations Hiroshima Conferences on Disarmament Issues / Hosting UN Disarmament Fellows

A-bomb photo exhibition

Sharing survivorsf testimonies with students visiting Hiroshima / Hiroshima Peace Volunteer Projects / Creating and showing videotapes of survivor testimonies / Providing A-bomb testimonies to audiences abroad with video conference calling / Sending peace studies lecturers to schools / Peace Database Management / Peace Memorial Museum Workbooks / Preserving A-bombed buildings and structures for future generations / A-bomb damage explanation boards / Touring Peace Memorial Park and its surroundings / Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Management


The Hiroshima Peace Institute / Conducting research and studies on peace-related issues and collecting and organizing materials / International cooperation and contributions / The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) training projects


Kidsf Peace Camp / Peace Club / Hiroshima Peace Forum / Childrenfs Peace Assembly / Promoting peace culture / Preserving and utilizing paper cranes

Information about Hiroshima City

This page gathers together and introduces the major spots for tourism in Hiroshima.
History of Hiroshima/City Emblem /Contributing to the City of Hiroshima /City Tree and City Flower
 An outline of the International Conference Center Hiroshima's facilities / Links to each area's website from the Chugoku and Shikoku regions map
This home page is a directory of businesses in the city of Hiroshima (in the industry fields of manufacturing, information technology, wholesale, and design) including the operation outlines as well as the processing and production technologies employed by each business.
Business Placement in Hiroshima
This homepage has been designed to introduce the new developments in Hiroshima City.
 Contributing the City of Hiroshima
This website exhoplains how to contribute funds to the city.

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Peace Promotion Division, The City of Hiroshima
Address: 1-5 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 JAPAN
Phone:+81-82-242-7831 FAX:+81-82-242-7452
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