Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims

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About the Memorial Hall

overlookThe National Peace Memorial Halls for the Atomic Bomb Victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki are an effort by the Japanese national government to remember and mourn the sacred sacrifice of the atomic bomb victims. They are also an expression of Japan's desire for genuine and lasting peace.







Outline of the Memorial Hall

Inscription Mourning the lives lost in the atomic bombing, we pledge to convey the truth of this tragedy throughout Japan and the world, pass it on to the future, learn the lessons of history, and build a peaceful world free from nuclear weapons.
Purpose Peace Memorial Halls for the Atomic Bomb Victims were built pursuant to the law for the medical care of atomic bomb survivors in both Nagasaki and Hiroshima Cities by the national government in order to impress upon people the ultimate sacrifice made by the deceased A-bomb victims and to wish for everlasting peace. The halls serve as facilities to deepen the people’s understanding on the calamity of the A-bombing, to hand down the experiences to future generations and to pay tribute to the deceased victims.

Atomic Bomb Survivors' Assistance Act (Act No. 117 of 1994)
Article 41 (Projects to pray for peace)
To impress upon people the ultimate sacrifice made by the deceased victims of the A-bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to wish for everlasting peace, the national government implements projects to deepen the people’s understanding of the calamity of the A-bombing, to hand down the experiences to future generations and to pay tribute to the deceased victims.
Founder National Government (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
Opening Day August 1st (Thu), 2002
Outline of the facility (1) Name and outline of the facility
Name: Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
Outline: Reinforced concrete construction one-story and two-basement building
(Total floor space: approx. 3,000 m2)
(2) Location
1-6 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City (in the Peace Memorial Park)
TEL 082-543-6271 FAX 082-543-6273 e-mail info@hiro-tsuitokinenkan.go.jp
(3) Functions of the facility
To pray for peace and pay tribute to the departed
To collect and provide A-bombing related information and materials, such as memoirs of the A-bombing
Management & Operation The management and operation of the facility is entrusted to the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

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