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  Hiroshima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hiroshima was founded in 1589, on the coast of the Seto Inland Sea, and became a major urban center during the Meiji period.
Finally Asano was appointed the daimyo of this area and Hiroshima served as the capital of Hiroshima han during the Edo period.
In 1949, Hiroshima was proclaimed a City of Peace by the Japanese parliament, at the initiative of its mayor Shinzo Hamai (b.
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 Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Japan, the general public tends to think that with hindsight the bombings were needless as the preparation for the surrender was in progress.
Hiroshima during World War II At the time of its bombing, Hiroshima was not a city of considerable industrial and military significance.
Japan, as a Constitutional Monarchy, could only enter into a peace agreement with the unanimous support of the Japanese cabinet, and this cabinet was dominated by militarists from the Japanese Imperial Army and the Japanese Imperial Navy, all of whom were initially opposed to any peace deal.
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 Hiroshima, Japan
Hiroshima City is on the east coast of Japan.
With a new castle and lord, the settlement was renamed Hiroshima, or "Wide Island," and began to acquire accruements befitting its status as a castle town.
Hiroshima now bills itself as an international "City of Peace." August 6, the commemoration of the atomic blast, has been declared a day for international peace and a nuclear weapons-free world, in hopes that similar tragedy can be avoided.
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 AllRefer.com - Hiroshima, Japan (Japanese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Founded c.1594 as a castle city on the Ota River delta, Hiroshima is divided by the river's seven mouths into six islands.
Hiroshima was the target (Aug. 6, 1945) of the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a populated area; almost 130,000 people were killed, injured, or missing, and 90% of the city was leveled.
Hiroshima, Kure, and Onomichi are among the important cities of Japan.
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 Hiroshima, Japan - BootsnAll.com
Hiroshima Youth Hostel is in the city centre, but it is spacious, relaxed and cheap - there is a special price for gaijin visitors, of ¥1940 per night, in peak season, or ¥1770, off peak.
As most other cities in Japan tore up their street car tracks after World War II, their cars were added to Hiroshima's collection, and so the city has acquired an eclectic collection of tram cars, many dating back to the 1940s, it seemed an appropriate way to travel.
Hiroshima is famous for its oysters and its local version of okonomiyaki.
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 CBC News - Japan marks anniversary of Hiroshima attack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Japan's prime minister on Monday used the anniversary of the world's first atomic attack to renew calls for a worldwide ban on testing nuclear weapons.
He said Japan would increase its efforts to make sure the horror of nuclear war is never repeated, by calling for an end to atomic weapons testing.
Hiroshima's mayor said the annual televised ceremony was tinged with disappointment that there is still so much conflict in the world.
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Hiroshima is famous for what happened there in World War II with the Hiroshima Bombing, but today Hiroshima is a modern city.
Hiroshima (広島) is an industrial city in the western Chugoku region of Japan.
Hiroshima Castle is a reconstruction of a 16th-century castle originally built by the Mori clan.
www.japaneselifestyle.com.au /travel/hiroshima.htm   (297 words)

 Hiroshima Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The City of Hiroshima - Home page of the city of Hiroshima, Japan.
It includes the program of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony, the Mayor's Peace Declaration, information and photographs on the damage caused by the atomic bomb, history of Hiroshima and its "New Century Vision" for the future.
HIROSHIMA Interpreters for Peace (HIP) - Hiroshima Interpreters for Peace, a group of volunteer interpreters and guides, publishes the HIROSHIMA HANDBOOK, a guide for visitors.
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 Hiroshima, Japan
Hiroshima is famous for a special type of okonomiyaki which is like a big pancake made from vegetables and fish, and topped with mayonnaise and seaweed.
Hiroshima okonomiyaki is similar but has a base of soba (buckwheat noodles).
Besides okonomiyaki, Hiroshima is also famous for momiji manjyu, a maple leaf-shaped cake with a filling of custard, chocolate, or the traditional sweet bean paste.
www.bornplaydie.com /japan/travel/hiroshima/hiroshima.htm   (980 words)

 AskTog: Japan 10—Hiroshima
My old friend Morris had had a lot to say about Hiroshima, but most of it was aimed at the fact that after reading all the placards that line the Peace Memorial Museum, it was impossible to tell that Japan had had any responsibility for World War II at all.
And in Japan, if there is not procedure for something, you have to develop a procedure, and that takes a lot of meetings and a fair piece of time.
In the final analysis, Hiroshima has received so much attention not because of the quantity of the damage, but because nuclear weapons, like chemical and biological weapons, are not fashionable.
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Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city of the Chugoku Region, the westernmost region on Japan's main island of Honshu.
On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was chosen by US armed forces as the first ever target of an atomic bomb employed over a populated area.
Hiroshima's Peace Park including the memorial museum, and the island of Miyajima (literally: shrine island), located 40 minutes from the city center by train and ferry, are among Japan's most interesting tourist attractions.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2160.html   (144 words)

 BBC ON THIS DAY | 6 | 1995: Japan mourns Hiroshima anniversary
At precisely 0815 - a half-century to the minute after the bomb was dropped over the city - bells were rung and sirens wailed before a minute's silence was observed.
About 45,000 of Hiroshima's 300,000 residents died on the day of the bombing - by December another 45,000 had died from radiation-linked illnesses.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were rebuilt soon after the war and have become important industrial centres.
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An archipelago in the Pacific, Japan is separated from the east coast of Asia by the Sea of Japan.
Relations between Japan and China reached new lows in April 2005, when thousands of Chinese, with tacit government approval, took to the streets to protest the publication of Japanese textbooks that whitewashed the atrocities committed by Japan during World War II.
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 Devotion of Hiroshima to the Cause of Peace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
Hiroshima was reconstructed in accordance with the law and the plan, which even today serve as the basis for town planning.
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.
www.city.hiroshima.jp /shimin/heiwa/peaceenglish.html   (1027 words)

 Hiroshima, Japan --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hiroshima, whose name means “Broad Island,” was founded as a castle town by the feudal lord Mori Terumoto in the 16th century.
Japan surrendered in 1945 after United States atomic bombs had destroyed the cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9.
Under the terms of surrender, all territory acquired by Japan since 1895 was given up and Japan was restricted to its home islands.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9311695?tocId=9311695   (843 words)

 Hiroshima, Japan, August 4 to 6th, 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During the organization for the arrival of Vassula in Japan, I felt compelled to seek God's counsel in total confidence in Him so that those that would attend the meeting, might be open to conversion of the heart.
The meeting with Vassula coincided with the memorial of the 54th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima.
Then we went to the Cathedral of Hiroshima, where a Requiem Mass for the victims of the atomic bomb was said, concelebrated by the bishops of Hiroshima, Nagoya, Takamatsu and Osaka.
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 Hiroshima Travel Guide, Japan, Hiroshima City Guide, Hiroshima holiday
Around the epicentre of the atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima in 1945, a complex of buildings and monuments has been erected in the Peace Memorial Park to commemorate the earth-shattering event. It is dedicated to the promotion of world peace.
Hiroshima’s original castle, built in the late 16th century, was totally destroyed in the atomic blast but has been reconstructed as a perfect reproduction of the original.
The erosion of the limestone plateau in the northwest of the Hiroshima prefecture has left a beautiful deep gorge, stretching for about 11 miles (18km), full of primeval forest, waterfalls, monkeys, unusual rock formations and the Onbashi Bridge, the largest natural bridge in Japan.
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 Mario's Cyberspace Station: Remember Hiroshima
U.S. textbooks today emphasize the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6 and the bombing of Nagasaki on Aug. 9 as the decisive action forcing the Japanese to surrender by Aug. 14.
But Hasegawa said the bombing of Hiroshima didn't deliver a knockout punch, and the bombing of Nagasaki got surprisingly little notice at the highest levels of the Japanese government, which already was trying to find a way to end the war.
Goldstein said it's clear that Japan was fatally crippled by the summer of 1945.
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 August 6th, 1945
All around Hiroshima from east to west, the city caught fire and the inferno swirled higher and higher up to heaven.
I was watching all the Hiroshima City burning and roaring up like a rose red sun for hours and hours.
Hiroshima burned to ashes with a big fire pillar roaring up into the sky.
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 Hiroshima: Japan’s symbol of war   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This idea, however, of Japan as solely a victim of WWII increasingly came ubder fire as the years went by, and was taken to heart Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Museum.
An estimated 140,000 people are thought to have died in Hiroshima, many of them killed by the tremendous heat – the temperature hit about 3000 degrees Celsius at the moment of the explosion – or later, as a result of radiation sickness.
Moreover, Hiroshima itself had been one of Japan’s most important military centres throughout the war, but the museum made no mention of the fact that the atomic bomb’s many victims included a large number of – mainly Korean – forced labourers.
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 CNN - Rare film documents devastation at Hiroshima - Aug. 10, 1996
HIROSHIMA, Japan (CNN) -- Rare footage of the aftermath of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima has now been made available to the world -- three years after it was discovered by accident in a Tokyo film vault.
Since then, historians at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, which documents the destruction of the bomb, have been studying it frame by frame.
Lest anyone doubt the destruction caused by the bomb dropped on Hiroshima 51 years ago, the film provides proof of one of the darkest days in world history.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9608/10/japan.hiroshima.film   (413 words)

 CBS News | Japan Honors Hiroshima Victims | August 6, 2005 09:30:19
Then, Hiroshima remembered how the blast turned life to death for more than 140,000 and forever changed the face of war.
Though Hiroshima has risen from the rubble to become a thriving city of 3 million, most of whom were born after the war, the anniversary underscores its ongoing tragedy.
Japan surrendered on Aug. 15, 1945, bringing World War II to a close.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/08/05/world/main760640.shtml   (638 words)

 CBS News | Japan Remembers Hiroshima | August 6, 2005 00:17:44
Hiroshima, Japan, after the atomic bomb was dropped there on Aug. 6, 1945 (AP)
The first speaker at Saturday's observances will be Hiroshima's mayor, Tadatoshi Akiba, who last year called for a total ban on nuclear weapons and accused the United States of "ignoring the United Nations and international law" by researching a next-generation mini-nuclear weapon.
Hiroshima has made it an article of faith for Japan that it will never possess, develop or allow onto its territory any nuclear weapons.
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 Hiroshima and Nagasaki
In Hiroshima, of a resident civilian population of 250 000 it was estimated that 45 000 died on the first day and a further 19 000 during the subsequent four months.
The major source of exposure in both cities was from the penetrating gamma radiations, and to a lesser extent from the neutrons (mostly at Hiroshima), emitted during and shortly after fission.
The atomic bombs used in Japan in 1945, and the bombs or devices testing during the following seven years, depended on the fission of uranium-235 or plutonium-239, mostly the latter.
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 Hiroshima Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Inspired by the photographic work "Hiroshima" by Japanese artist Hiromi Tsuchida, The Hiroshima Archive was originally set up to join the on-line effort made by many people all over the world to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing.
Hiroshima Directory offers Internet resources as well as a selected bibliography of printed books, articles, and other research materials regarding the bombing of Hiroshima.
The atomic bomb named "Little Boy" was dropped on Hiroshima by the Enola Gay, a Boeing B-29 bomber, at 8:15 in the morning of August 6, 1945.
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 A-Bomb WWW Museum ~ June,1995
Hiroshima, Japan Based Group Asks For Peace Messages
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - July 6, 2000 - Every year, in Hiroshima, Japan, people float lanterns with prayers, thoughts, and messages of peace down the rivers in commemoration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Though the amount of energy generated by the bomb dropped to Nagasaki was significantly larger than that of the Little Boy, the damage given to the city was slighter than that given to Hiroshima due to the geographic structure of the city.
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 Hiroshima, Japan hotel near Hiroshima Peace Park - Comfort Hotel Hiroshima コンフォートホテル広島
The Comfort Hotel Hiroshima is located in the main part of the city.
The hotel is also minutes from Hiroshima Castle, which is the reconstruction of the original castle and now a museum.
Guests of this Hiroshima hotel are invited to enjoy many amenities, including free deluxe continental breakfast and free coffee in the lobby.
www.choicehotels.com /ires/en-US/hotel/JP027   (315 words)

 Hiroshima Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Almost ten years ago I was able to visit Hiroshima.
We had chartered a plane from Oita to Hiroshima and had arranged for taking the train back.
After walking around Hiroshima and seeing the sights we stopped at a donut shop.
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