Hiroshima City provides a small “peace guide” on its website

by Hiromi Morita, Staff Writer

On December 10, an English version of the “Hiroshima Pocket Peace Guide,” a small booklet with key peace-related information on Hiroshima, was posted on the city of Hiroshima’s official website. Visitors to the website can print out the information and make the booklet. The city posted the Japanese version in August and there had been calls for an English version to be added.

The eight-page booklet can be assembled by printing out the information on both sides of a single A4-size paper then folding and cutting. On one side is a map of Peace Memorial Park and its environs for visiting memorial monuments. Such content as the current status of nuclear weapons will be updated as needed. The booklet also explains the efforts of Mayors for Peace, for which Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba serves as president.

The original Japanese version was posted on the city’s website for use by citizens and visitors. Over the three months of August to October, it was accessed about 3,800 times.

Mayumi Yamane, director of the Peace Policies Comprehensive Promotion Division of the city, encourages the use of the English version, commenting, “I think it can be useful for people who guide visitors from overseas.”

The two pages that make up the “Hiroshima Pocket Peace Guide” are available at these links:


(Originally published on December 11)