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"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.

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History &
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Activities held
at WFC

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Programs
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A-Bomb Survivors'
Experiences

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WFC's Newsletter
Yu-Ai

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Map to
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Latest News

Friendship Afternoon — October

2017-10-19

Date: October 28, 2017

Time: 1:30~3:30PM

Participation Fee: 500yen

Student: Free

Place: WFC

Dannie Otto, World Friendship Center co-director, will give a talk and slide presentation about his November 2016 study trip to Iran. During his trip he met with government leaders, religious leaders, university educators and students, as well as many people on the street. He will talk about Iran’s culture, religions and history as well as current challenges and opportunities facing the people of Iran.

There will be time for a Q & A.
All are welcome to attend. Please register in advance.
Please tell us by Oct 25 if you plan to join us.

Friendship Afternoon — September

2017-09-16

Date: Sept 30, 2017

Time: 1:30-3:30PM

Participation Fee: 500yen

Place: WFC

Dannie Otto and Barbara Shenk are the new directors at the WFC. They will talk about their life stories at Friendship Afternoon.

Dannie grew up in an Amish community in Illinois and later taught philosophy at Eastern Illinois University. Barbara (Barb), who has fond memories of growing up in
Japan, lived mostly in Hokkaido from 1957 until 1971. She later became a special
education teacher at an elementary school in Illinois. Both Dannie and Barb have a particular interest in peace education.

 

Please join us on September 30!
Please tell us by Sep 26 if you plan to join us.

Email: wfchiroshima@nifty.com

WFC Event August 6th, 2017

2017-07-22

① Event at WFC

Place: WFC Living Room

▶︎ 10:30AM~10:50AM Speech by WFC Director

▶︎ 10:50AM~11:00AM

“Claw Marks of the Atomic Bombing”
‐overview of the A-bomb damage

▶︎ 11:00AM~12:00PM

A-bomb survivor’s story by Emiko Okada

(Translator: Kaori Kurumaji)

 

② Event at Barbara Reynolds Monument

▶︎ 5:30PM Meeting Time for Singing Practice

▶︎ 6:00PM Start

Song: Amazing Grace

Short Speech by Michiko Yamane (WFC Chairperson)

Song: Last night I had the strangest dream

 

③ Floating Paper Lanterns

Place: Children’s Peace Monument

▶︎ 7:00PM Meeting Time for Making Paper Lanterns

Short Speech by WFC Director

Song: Orizuru (Paper Crane)

Lyric Writer and Composer: Shihei Umehara

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Barbara Shenk

Sorting, cleaning and moving furniture during the WFC fall cleaning day. ... See MoreSee Less

Sorting, cleaning and moving furniture during the WFC fall cleaning day.

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皆さん、お疲れ様でした。いつもありがとうございます。

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Barbara Shenk

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Fall in Hiroshima

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It's fine,and leaves are flying.

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Barbara Shenk

Lovely guests from Australia and friends from the US visited WFC early in November. ... See MoreSee Less

Lovely guests from Australia and friends from the US visited WFC early in November.

2 days ago

Barbara Shenk

We so often forget to take pictures as we say good-bye to our guests, but here are several of wonderful guests from Singapore, Australia and Wales (yes, The Cricket was among topics discussed over breakfast). Kasaoka San (with Sachiko San interpreting), Goro San (with Miho San interpreting) and Soh San have shared their hibakusha stories and Akiko San, Sumiko San and Mariko San have guided tours in the Peace Park this month. ... See MoreSee Less

We so often forget to take pictures as we say good-bye to our guests, but here are several of wonderful guests from Singapore, Australia and Wales (yes, The Cricket was among topics discussed over breakfast).  Kasaoka San (with Sachiko San interpreting), Goro San (with Miho San interpreting) and Soh San have shared their hibakusha stories and Akiko San, Sumiko San and Mariko San have guided tours in the Peace Park this month.

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Barbara Shenk

We enjoyed dance performances during our visit to the Mutsumien home this month. ... See MoreSee Less

We enjoyed dance performances during our visit to the Mutsumien home this month.