Outline of Purpose
Based on Hiroshima's A-bomb experience, collaborating with peace research institutions and related organizations in Japan and abroad,
this Foundation seeks to convey the facts about the bombing and contribute to the dissemination of thought promoting peace and international understanding/cooperation.
The overall goal is to contribute to world peace and human happiness.
Introduction of President & Chairperson
||Established as a bureau within the City of Hiroshima government, called the Hiroshima Peace Culture Center.
||The Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation is established.
||Begins providing study seminars to students on school excursions (showing A-bomb documentary films and arranging talks by A-bomb survivors).
||The United Nations holds the first Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-bomb Photo Exhibition.
||Issues a call to 72 cities in 23 countries in the world to join the Program to Promote Solidarity of Cities toward the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons.
・Organizes the Atomic Bomb Witness organization, a survivors' organization within the Foundation.
・UN Disarmament Fellows visit Hiroshima for the first time (22 subsequent visits).
||First World Conference of Mayors for Peace through Inter-city Solidarity is held in Hiroshima and Nagasaki (5 subsequent conferences).
・Holds first Gathering of Hiroshima Citizens for Peace, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the atomic bombing and UN Disarmament Week (9 subsequent gatherings).
・Publishes Peace Encyclopedia.
||Begins shooting first atomic bomb witness videos.
||Holds '86 Peace Summit in Hiroshima. (Has since held the International Symposium for Peace in Hiroshima, with Nagasaki as an alternate location.)
||Organizes an atomic bomb witness exchange gathering.
||Sends the first delegation to China to begin a relationship with the Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament.
||Completes the Atomic bomb documentary film Hiroshima: A Mother's Prayer.
||Holds the United Nations and Disarmament Symposium (5 subsequent symposia).
||Holds the first UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima.
||Settles on a plan to construct the Peace Database.
||Operates the Peace Database (static image system).
・Combines with the Hiroshima International Relations Organization to become the new Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation.
・Entrusted by the City of Hiroshima with managing and operating the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the International Conference Center Hiroshima.
||Begins the Hiroshima Peace Volunteer program.
||Uploads the Peace Database on the Internet.
||The Hiroshima City International House opens.
|Entrusted by the City of Hiroshima with managing and operating the International House.
||Begins Hiroshima Peace Forum.
・The Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims opens in Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima City.
・Entrusted by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare with managing and operating the Memorial Hall.
Appointed as the administrator by the City of Hiroshima to manage and operate the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum,
the International Conference Center Hiroshima, the Hiroshima City International House.
||The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum becomes the first building after the war to be designated a national important cultural property.
||Formulates the Renewal Plan for the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
||Peace Memorial Park becomes the first park built after the war to be designated a place of extraordinary scenic beauty.
- March 2009
・Begins A-bomb exhibitions in the United States.
・Within 2 years, ending in March of 2009, 113 cities in 48 states had hosted A-bomb exhibitions, including the capital, Washington, D.C.
||Formulates the Basic Plan for the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum's Displays.
||This foundation was authorized as the public interest incorporated foundation by the Japanese government.
||Opens the Exhibition about the Atomic Bombings and Disarmament in the United Nations Office at Geneva.
||Opens the Schmoe House, an exhibition facility affiliated with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
||Partially begins the complete renovation work of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
||Expiration of the Administration Entrustment Agreement of Hiroshima City International House.
Introductions of Facilities
Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
- Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
As a result of abolishing the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Hall, which opened in 1955,
the new Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, combining the former Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (now, the Main Building) and the East Building, reopened in June 1994.
Exhibits in the East Building convey the history of Hiroshima before and after the atomic bombing and the nuclear age through models, photos, panels, etc.
The East Building has the Peace Memorial Hall, used for study seminars, meeting rooms, the Library, the Museum Shop, and more.
The Main Building conveys the events of August 6, 1945, with belongings of those who died, A-bomb artifacts, and more.
- International Conference Center Hiroshima
Opened in 1989.
Facilities include the Phoenix Hall with 1,504 seats, four large and small conference rooms for lectures, meetings, banquets, etc.
The Center also has the International Exchange Lounge.
- Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
The national facility opened on August 1, 2002, with the purpose of mourning the victims of the atomic bombing and praying for genuine and lasting peace.
It provides a Hall of Remembrance and collects names, photographs and memoirs of atomic bomb victims.
Budget (Rough Overview)
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|Total net worth closing balance
List of Board of Directors / Councilors（PDF）
||Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation's Logo
In March 1993, we adopted the mark at the left as our foundation's logo from ideas
submitted by our staff members.
This mark is based on a combination of a lowercase “H”, the first letter of “Hiroshima
Peace Culture Foundation” and “P”, the first letter of “Peace”. The image also
evokes the currents of Hiroshima's rivers in the hope that a smaller current (Hiroshima
Peace Culture Foundation's commitment for peace) will become a great river, and one
day an ocean that can link the world as one.