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.
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 “the Legacy of Hiroshima: a World without
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 Hiroshima’s 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 Ban’s great leadership.
Hiroshima Conference for the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons by 2020
In light of the outcome of this past May’s 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 citizens’ groups.
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
Sharing survivors’ 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
Kids’ Peace Camp / Peace Club / Hiroshima Peace Forum / Children’s 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.
This website exhoplains how to contribute funds to the city.