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.

Nuclear disarmament involves reductions to nuclear arsenals to the point of "nuclear zero," the total elimination of all nuclear weapons from the earth. The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) stipulates that the nuclear weapon states which are signatories to this agreement pursue nuclear disarmament and abolish their arsenals. Regrettably, the nuclear powers have dragged their feet in this regard and the world now faces the awful prospect of widespread nuclear proliferation, even nuclear terrorism, unless momentum grows stronger for nuclear disarmament.

For more information on nuclear disarmament, continue to the special page Nuclear Weapons Can Be Eliminated.