The people of Hiroshima have pleaded with the world
never to repeat the sins of history.
But Russian president Vladimir Putin has made statements
that imply the use of nuclear weapons
in his invasion of Ukraine; statements that threaten all of international society.
So, today, we send a message from Hiroshima, the first city to suffer an atomic attack in war:

No more Hiroshimas


-Digest edition-

Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church with 1.2 billion followers, had a plan to visit Japan this year. In response to that, high schoolers from Hiroshima and Nagasaki paid a visit to the Vatican. Two of them passed on messages from people living at the bombing sites in a face-to-face meeting with the Pope. Fulfilling a promise he had made to meet the students in November, the Pope visited the sites of the bombings and delivered a message of peace. Known for challenging our Nationalism-shaken world, what message the Pope delivered? The meaning behind his visit to Japan becomes clear in a heart-to-heart with the students.


Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum opened 10 years after the Atomic bomb was dropped, and it re-opened on April 25, 2019 after renovations. With a focus on real-life pictures, the museum displays mementos from those who perished, as well as pictures from the time of the bombing, and paintings from those exposed to radiation. What are the thoughts of those who donated the mementos? What about the thoughts of elementary students in Hiroshima? Even people such as President Obama and the Pope have come to visit this museum.


The voices of the Atomic Bomb
Memorial Mound

The Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound sits at a corner of the Peace Memorial Park. There are 70,000 remains which we don’t know who they are. To be exact, we know 814 names. But no one has come to claim them. Now that 73 years have passed since the atomic destruction, what do the ashes in the Memorial Mound teach us?


Youjiro’s 4000Days

There’s a bar called “Swallowtail” located in Hiroshima. Mr. Youjirou Tomie opened this bar when he was 20 years old. For the past 11 years, he has invited atomic bomb survivors on the sixth of every month to come into his bar and let them tell their stories to people in the bar. He was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and was told he has two months to live.



It is little known that 12 American prisoners of war died by atomic bombing in Hiroshima and the people of Hiroshima entombed them with honor. This untold story tells the absurdity of war and atomic bombs, and furthermore, the humanity beyond borders.