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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
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Latest News

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

Fun Time in English — June

2017-06-09

Date: June 24, 2017

Time: 1:30-3:30PM

Participation Fee: 500yen

Place: WFC

 

Enjoy a talk by Lindsey, our intern, on the Maasai people of East Africa.  For hundreds of years, the Maasai people have had a complex relationship with lions. However, with lion populations drastically dwindling, the Maasai have adapted from their roles as hunters to protectors of the African lions.

 

Our second hour will be a cooking demonstration of Yu Lin Chi (Chinese Fried Chicken with special sauce) and, of course, eating the finished product!

 

Please join us! Please tell us by June 22 if you plan to join us.

Email: wfchiroshima@nifty.com

Fun Time in English — May

2017-05-23

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 1:30-3:30PM

Participation Fee: 500 yen

Place: WFC

 

Come meet Josie Blumberg, a new intern at WFC. She will tell us about the swing dance called the Lindy Hop. This dance was a cultural phenomenon in the United States, breaking through the race barrier when segregation was prevalent.

Our second hour will involve a dumpling (gyoza) cooking demonstration and, of course, eating the finished product!

 

Please join us! Please tell us by May 25 if you plan to join us.

Email: wfchiroshima@nifty.com

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5 days ago

Barbara Shenk

Bernd and Maggie have completed their two year term as directors of the World Friendship Center. Thank you for your service, and go in peace! ... See MoreSee Less

Bernd and Maggie have completed their two year term as directors of the World  Friendship Center.  Thank you for your service, and go in peace!

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Thank you for your hard work. Enjoy this next stage in your life. If ever you come to Australia there is a bed here for you both.

I can't believe it's been two years already! Good luck on your next adventure 😊

Thank you Maggie and Bernd! I was lucky that I could see you in the very last moment of your service.😉

Glad we made it and visited you !

Thank so youer Peace work

Thank you both. Had a hugely memorable and happy stay with you. Wishing you all the best in whatever you do next!

So toll EUCH da stehen zu sehen!!! Jetzt seit Ihr Gäste 😉 Genießt Eure Zeit 😘

Thank you, you did Great work. I wish you well in your new endeavours.. Take good care. x

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2 days ago

Barbara Shenk

A wonderful three-generation family from California stayed with us at the WFC. We were joined by a newlywed couple from the U.K. for Soh san's hibakusha talk and a guided tour of the Peace Park with Yamane san. ... See MoreSee Less

A wonderful three-generation family from California stayed with us at the WFC.  We were joined by a newlywed couple from the U.K. for Soh sans hibakusha talk and a guided tour of the Peace Park with Yamane san.

4 days ago

Bernd Phoenix

If you can find this movie anywhere please see it. ... See MoreSee Less

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English subtitles?

4 days ago

Bernd Phoenix

Contamination of the West Coast. Should have been taken care of decades ago. Now 45 has cut funding for the cleanup! ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Barbara Shenk

This lovely family from the Netherlands stayed with us. ... See MoreSee Less

This lovely family from the Netherlands stayed with us.