Our founder,
Barbara Reynolds

City of Hope"

and Staff

and Donations


World Friendship Center is a "home away from home" for travelers to Hiroshima
and a place where local Hiroshima residents volunteer their hospitality in a variety of peace activities.
Become a member if you are interested in efforts to reach out in peace!


As a member of WFC:

You will receive information from WFC.

You will receive an accommodation discount.


Annual memberships are as follows:

Personal Member        5,000 Yen     US$50

Student Member          1,000 Yen     US$10

Corporate Member       5,000 Yen     US$50


Contact person in the US:

Larry Petry, Chairperson
American Committee WFC
PO Box 515, Lakemore, OH 44250
TEL: 330-620-5416
EMAIL: petryvilla@gmail.com


Only the support of many people through donations and memberships enable us to continue our work.

Donations are always appreciated.


  • With the exception of paid bilingual staff, all of the work done at WFC is on a volunteer basis.
  • The Co-Directors, the board, the Hibakusha, and the Peace Park Guides all volunteer hundreds of hours of service to the Center out of a deep commitment to help the world understand that the only path to survival for the human race is one of peace and reconciliation.


Independent Endeavor

  • WFC receives no government or corporate support except from occasional grants.


What you can do

  • Join our activities and invite a friend.
  • Suggest a topic you would like to discuss or present.
  • Use our excellent library.
  • Accept opportunities for volunteering at the center.
  • Become a member of WFC.
  • Donate to WFC.