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Message from the Governor

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Welcome to the Hiroshima Prefecture Website

Yuzaki Hidehiko

Hiroshima Prefecture enjoys the beautiful views of the Inland Sea to the south and the Chugoku mountains to the north.
Hiroshima is blessed with beautiful nature, four distinct seasons, a long history and traditional culture.  There are also many scenic spots including two World Cultural Heritage Sites, the "A-bomb Dome" and the "Itsukushima Shrine." Each season offers a reason to visit Hiroshima.  View beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring or the changing of the leaves in autumn.  Enjoy swimming in the sea and other marine sports in the summer or skiing and snowboarding in the winter.  Also, fresh delicacies from the sea and mountains can be enjoyed throughout the year. 

The industry of Hiroshima Prefecture has helped to advance everything from heavy industries, including the steel industry, ship building, and the automobile industry, to more modern industries, including electric machines, electronic components and electronic devices.  Specialized craftsmanship in manufacturing and technology has gathered in this area to form many world class companies across many fields.  These companies are leaders not only all over Japan, but around the world.

In Hiroshima Prefecture, there are many excellent universities with a wide range of programs that draw foreign students from all over the world.  Hiroshima Prefecture cooperates with universities and local businesses in order to support all aspects of life for foreign students, starting with acceptance into the university, living in Hiroshima and potential employment opportunities.

Hiroshima has experienced the tragedy and sorrow of being destroyed by nuclear weapons.  Yet, the resilience and fortitude of the Hiroshima people has restored this city from ashes to amazing new heights.  By visiting Hiroshima, which continues to advocate for international peace, you will understand the necessity for abolishing nuclear weapons.  We can rebuild only by keeping peace and thus, have a hope for the future. 

Thanks to our mild climate, beautiful nature, high level city functions and excellent living conditions, it is certain that people will be satisfied that Hiroshima is a place for sightseeing, for business, for studying and for living.  We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Hiroshima Prefectural Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki