Welcome to the Hiroshima Peace Media Center

The Hiroshima Peace Media Center, seeking to advance the abolition of nuclear weapons and a broader peace in the world, is the only media agency dedicated exclusively to the coverage of peace-related concerns. Launched in January 2008 by the Chugoku Shimbun, Hiroshima's daily newspaper, the Hiroshima Peace Media Center maintains a bilingual English-Japanese website with local and international news, special coverage of issues involving nuclear disarmament and proliferation, commentaries by prominent figures in the field, and an archive of content related to the world's first atomic bombing. The site offers a wealth of information to support the efforts of researchers, journalists, teachers, students, activists, lawmakers, and other peace advocates.

Continue to the main page of the Hiroshima Peace Media Center.

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima took place on August 6, 1945. The bomb was dropped by the U.S. B-29 bomber dubbed "Enola Gay" and exploded over the city at 8:15 in the morning. The atomic bombing devastated the city and killed many thousands of people that day and in the days that followed, due to injuries and radiation released by the blast. Among the dead were a sizable number of foreign nationals, including Koreans brought to Japan as forced laborers, international students from Asian nations and some American POWs.

For photos of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, continue to the Peace Gallery page.