"To foster peace, one friend at a time."
World Friendship Center was founded by Barbara Reynolds on August 7th, 1965
(20 years after the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima) to provide a place where people from many nations can meet,
share their experiences and reflect on peace.
World Friendship Center has continued Barbara's vision of serving the Hiroshima community
and visitors to the city in a variety of ways.
Yu-ai Friendship Newsletter of the World Friendship Center, NPO Experiencing Hiroshima through the World Friendship CenterYovana Milosevic(Translated by Sumiko Kanetsuna) Briefly living in Hiroshima, Japan and staying at the World Friendship Center is easily the biggest blessing in my life. I encountered an entirely different culture by living in it for a month and a half, and there were surprises waiting for me at every corner. I was able to participate in daily discussions involving peace, compassion, kindness, and debates on current world issues. I attended numerous lectures on not only Hiroshima’s history specifically, but also about how it has been represented in the media over time, what the current…
Yu-ai Friendship Newsletter of the World Friendship Center, NPO WFC Peace Seminar Activity ReportObservation tour to Tottori Yonago Solar Park and Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric Power Station by Asaka Watanabe (Translated by Mikiko Shimizu) Six members of the WFC Peace Seminar including the lecturer, Syoji Kihara, went on a trip October 22nd and 23rd. It was a tour to learn from a variety of places, such as – the circumstances of the Shimane nuclear power plant an observation tour of the Matanogawa Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric Station between Tottori and Okayama Tottori Nature and Environment Center which is a base of Tottori Soft Bank Tottori Yonago Solar Park Yonago Waterfowls Park, among others. We…
Yu-ai Friendship Newsletter of the World Friendship Center, NPO One Friend at a TimeBarbara Shenk In August, 2017, Hiroshima became our home, to a much greater degree than we could have imagined. Many wonderful people involved in the World Friendship Center and beyond quickly befriended us. The more we learned of Barbara Reynolds and the mission of WFC, the more it became our mission. Sharing this mission with the 800 or so guests we hosted, over 1600 or so breakfasts we served, confirmed to us that peace is fostered “one friend at a time.” As we walked and bicycled in and around the beautiful city, we discovered almost magical places…