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ˌhɪər oʊˈʃi mə, hɪˈroʊ ʃə məHi·roshi·ma

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  1. Hiroshimanoun

    a port city on the southwestern coast of Honshu in Japan; on August 6, 1945 Hiroshima was almost completely destroyed by the first atomic bomb dropped on a populated area


  1. Hiroshimanoun

    A city in Honshu, Japan, devastated by the first atomic bomb dropped in warfare on August 6, 1945.

  2. Hiroshimanoun



  1. Hiroshima

    Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. It is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces dropped an atomic bomb on it at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II. Its name 広島 means "Wide Island". Hiroshima gained city status on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1980, Hiroshima became a designated city. Kazumi Matsui has been the city's mayor since April 2011.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hiroshima in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hiroshima in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Shigeaki Mori:

    What I did was just what the families had to do but they had no clue how. They say they really appreciated me contacting them. I was really glad to hear their words, i'm now researching about Dutch and British POWs, not just in Hiroshima but also Nagasaki.

  2. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    We must not have the tragic experience of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 71 years ago repeat itself, it is the responsibility of those of us who live in the present to keep on working without cease toward that aim.

  3. Hiroshi Harada:

    At that moment, we saw people burned black, having their skin melted or limbs blown apart. It is unlikely that survivors would be in a cheery, welcoming mood, but President Obama would be making a very delicate political decision to come to Hiroshima. I would want to accept his visit with hopes that it will lead to the next action (for the abolition of nuclear arms).

  4. Shigeaki Mori:

    We should learn from the loss of lives in Hiroshima ... If war continues, people will suffer.

  5. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    The first-ever live broadcast of an Olympics. As the entire world watched, the final runner entered the National Stadium, Olympic torch in hand, it was a 19-year-old youth from Hiroshima, born on the day the atomic bomb fell, and his dynamic running showed that our nation had fully recovered from being flattened by bombings and, full of confidence and pride, proclaimed to the world Japan was embarking on an era of rapid growth.

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