The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum was opened in 1955 in the Peace Park.
To support these industries, Hiroshima has many innovative companies engaged in the research and development of new technologies, such as Hiroshima Vehicle Engineering Company (HIVEC).
Hiroshima was founded on the coast of the Seto Inland Sea in 1589 by Mori Terumoto (?? ??), who was replaced by Masanori Fukushima (????) after Tokugawa Ieyasu won the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600.
General machinery and equipment also account for a large portion of Hiroshima’s exports.
In 1994, the city of Hiroshima hosted the Asian Games.
Hiroshima University was established in 1949, as part of a national restructuring of the education system, when one national university was set-up in each prefecture.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which includes the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, draws many visitors from around the world, especially for the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony, an annual commemoration held on the date of the atomic bombing.
Hiroshima Castle was restored in 1957 and houses a museum of city history.
Mazda produces many models in Hiroshima for worldwide export, including the popular MX-5/Miata, Mazda Demio(Mazda2), Mazda CX-9 and Mazda RX-8.
After the han was abolished in 1871, the city became the capital of Hiroshima prefecture.
To protect against incendiary bombs in Hiroshima, students were mobilized to demolish houses and create firebreaks.
Hiroshima was recently added to Lonely Planet's list of the top cities in the world.
The West Japan Railway Company (JR West)'s Hiroshima Station offers inter-city rail service, including Sany? Shinkansen which provides high speed service between Shin-?saka and Fukuoka.
Hiroshima is also served by NHK, Japan's public broadcaster, with television and radio broadcasting.
Hiroshima is known for okonomiyaki, a type of elegant omelette/pancake cooked on a hot-plate (usually right in front of the customer).
The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum opened in 1968, and is located near Shukkei-en (???) gardens.
Within Japan, Hiroshima has a similar relationship with Nagasaki which also suffered by an atomic bomb.
Terumoto quickly constructed Hiroshima Castle and occupied it in 1593.
Hiroshima Port is the main passenger ferry terminal for Hiroshima, with service to Etajima, Matsuyama, and other destinations.
Baseball fans immediately recognize the city as the home of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.
The Hiroshima Prefectural Commercial Exhibition Hall was constructed in 1915 as a center for trade and exhibition of new products.
In 1949, a design was selected for the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, to be located at the epicenter of the atomic blast.
Business setup costs are lower than in other large Japanese cities, and there is a comprehensive system of tax breaks for companies which relocate to Hiroshima.
The city is located on Hiroshima Bay of the Inland Sea.
Local public transportation in Hiroshima is provided by a streetcar system, operated by Hiroshima Electric Railway called "Hiroden" (??, "Hiroden") for short.
Hiroshima prefecture suffered more than three thousand deaths and injuries, about half the national total.
Hiroshima served as the capital of Hiroshima Domain during the Edo period.
During the Meiji period Hiroshima became a major urban center as the Japanese economy shifted from primarily rural to urban industries.
On Monday, August 6, 1945, the nuclear weapon Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima by the crew of the American B-29 bomber Enola Gay, directly killing an estimated 80,000 people.
Hiroshima was rebuilt after the war, with the help from the national government through the Hiroshima Peace Memorial City Construction Law passed in 1949.
Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima prefecture and the largest city in the Ch?goku region of southwestern Honsh?, the largest of Japan's islands.
Industries in Hiroshima include the production of steel, automobiles, rubber, chemicals, ships, and transport machinery.
During World War II, the Second Army and Chugoku Regional Army were headquartered in Hiroshima, and the Army Marine Headquarters was located at Ujina port.
Television stations include Hiroshima Home TV, Hiroshima TV, TV Shinhiroshima, and the RCC Broadcasting Company.
The Carp play at Hiroshima Municipal Stadium, which was built in 1957 in central Hiroshima, near the A-Bomb Dome.
Sany? Shinkansen began providing service to Hiroshima in 1975, when the Osaka-Hakata extension opened.
The park also contains a large collection of monuments, including the Children's Peace Monument and the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.
The Hiroshima Museum of Art, which has a large collection of French Renaissance art, opened in 1978.
The concentration of industry in Hiroshima has brought together skilled personnel and fundamental technologies, making it attractive to business.
New industrial plants, including cotton mills, were established in Hiroshima in the late 1800s.
Hiroshima has a professional symphony orchestra, which has performed at Wel City Hiroshima since 1963.
Hiroshima was proclaimed a City of Peace by the Japanese parliament in 1949, through the initiative of its mayor, Shinzo Hamai (?? ??) 1905–1968).
Hiroshima Airport, located nearby in the city of Mihara, provides air service within Japan to Tokyo, Sapporo, Okinawa, and Sendai.
Hiroshima is the industrial center for the Ch?goku-Shikoku region, and is centered along the coast.
Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine is within the walls of the castle.
Hiroshima Electric Railway was established on June 18, 1910 in Hiroshima.
The Genbaku Dome (?????) or "Atomic Bomb Dome" in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was designated a World Heritage site in 1996.
Hiroshima has long been a port city and goods are shipped both through Hiroshima port and Hiroshima International Airport.
Hiroshima’s largest industry is the manufacture of cars (Mazda), car parts and industrial equipment.
On September 17, 1945, Hiroshima was struck by the Makurazaki Typhoon (Typhoon Ida), one of the largest typhoons of the Sh?wa period.
Before World War II, Hiroshima's population had grown to 360,000, and peaked at 419,182 in 1942.
The city is planning a new baseball stadium near the JR Hiroshima Station, to be ready in time for the 2009 season..
The Astram Line opened for the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima, with one line from central Hiroshima to Seifu Shinto and Hiroshima Big Arch, the main stadium of the Asian Games.
Commuter air service is also available at Hiroshima-Nishi Airport.
Hiroden also operates buses in and around Hiroshima Prefecture.
Radio stations include HIROSHIMA FM, Chugoku Communication Network, FM Fukuyama, ITSUKAICHI Community Broadcast, and Onomichi FM.
Visitors come from all over the world to meditate at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, opened in 1955 at the epicenter of the atomic blast.
Hiroshima castle passed to Asano Nagaakira (????) in 1619, and descendants of Asano ruled Hiroshima until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.
Other attractions in Hiroshima include Shukkei-en, Fud?in, Mitaki-dera (???), and Hijiyama Park.
Mazda Motor Company, now controlled by the Ford Motor Company, is Hiroshima's dominant company, accounting for 32 percent of Hiroshima's GDP.
Hiroshima University combined eight existing institutions and added the Hiroshima Prefectural Medical College in 1953.
During the 1960s, Hiroshima Electric Railway, or Hiroden, bought extra streetcars from other Japanese cities.
The Hiroshima Station Urban Development District and the Seifu Shinto area offer capital installments (up to 501 million yen over 5 years), tax breaks and employee subsidies.
Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, the closest surviving building to the location of the bomb's detonation, was designated the Genbaku Dome (?????) or "Atomic Bomb Dome," as part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
The Japanese city of Hiroshima (???, Hiroshima-shi) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Ch?goku region of western Honsh?, the largest of Japan's islands.
Hiroshima is known throughout the world as the first city in history subjected to nuclear warfare when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the morning of August 6, 1945.
Festivals include Hiroshima Flower Festival and Hiroshima International Animation Festival.
The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, which opened in 1989, is located near Hijiyama Park.
The Chugoku Shimbun, the local newspaper serving Hiroshima, publishes both morning paper and evening editions.
Ujina Harbor was constructed in the 1880s, allowing Hiroshima to become an important port city.
Hiroshima, whose name means “Broad Island,” is situated on the delta of the Ota River, whose six channels divide it into several islets.
The Hiroshima streetcar system is sometimes called a "Moving Museum" by railroad buffs.
Hiroshima's rebuilt castle (nicknamed Rij?, meaning Koi Castle) houses a museum of life in the Edo period.
Hiroshima is home to several professional and non-professional sports teams.