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Hiroshima for Global Peace

IV Conclusion

Numerous articles and papers have been written on the postwar history of Hiroshima and its recovery from the atomic bombing. 5) Most of them were written by administrators, researchers, practitioners and journalists and edited by committees organized by local governments such as Hiroshima Prefecture and the City of Hiroshima. However, there is not much literature that has been written on the theme of reconstruction of Hiroshima. Hiroshima Hibaku Yonju Nenshi: Toshi no Fukko (Reconstruction of HIROSHIMA: Pictorial History of Forty Years Since Atomic Bombing, 1985), and Sensai Fukko Jigyoshi (Record of the War Damage Reconstruction Project, 1995), compiled by the City of Hiroshima, are two such examples. There are documents that contain analyses of the damage caused by the atomic bombing and descriptions of the rebuilding of people’s lives after the war. However, except for these few examples, little else has been written on these themes that details Hiroshima’s reconstruction.

In comparison to the existing literature, this report is unique in that it attempts to focus on the reconstruction of Hiroshima, despite limitations on the time allotted for the survey and the volume of materials gathered. A digest and an English version of this report, for use in human resource development, and as educational materials for those visiting Hiroshima to study reconstruction, will be made available. We hope this report can make a contribution, even if it is in a small way, to Hiroshima’s further growth from an A-bombed city to a city that contributes to global peacebuilding.

(Kazumi Mizumoto)


5. The following works are often used as references. This list only includes the most referenced works:

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council. Hiroshima Genbaku Iryoshi (History of Medical Care for A-bomb Survivors in Hiroshima). 1961.

City of Hiroshima. Hiroshima Shiyakusho Genbakushi (Record of the Atomic Bomb Disaster of the Hiroshima City Hall). 1966.

City of Hiroshima. Hiroshima Genbaku Sensaishi (Record of the Hiroshima A-bomb War Disaster). 1971-72: Total in 5 volumes. Hiroshima Prefecture. Hiroshima Kenshi: Genbaku Shiryo Hen (History of Hiroshima Prefecture: Resource Materials on the Atomic Bombing). 1972.

Hiroshima Prefecture. Genbaku Sanju Nen (30 Years after the Atomic Bombing). 1976.

Hiroshima Prefecture. Hiroshima Kencho Genbaku Hisaishi (Record of Atomic Bomb Disaster of Hiroshima Prefectural Office). 1976. Hiroshima Prefecture. Hiroshima Shinshi (History of Postwar Hiroshima). 1981-86, Total in 13 volumes.

City of Hiroshima. Hiroshima Hibaku Yonju Nenshi: Toshi no Fukko (Reconstrction of HIROSHIMA, Pictorial History of Forty Years since Atomic Bombing). 1985.

Hiroshima Prefecture. Hiroshimaken Sensaishi (History of War Damage in Hiroshima Prefecture). 1988.

City of Hiroshima. Sensai Fukko Jigyoshi (Record of War Damage Reconstruction Projects) 1995.

City of Hiroshima. Toshi Hiroshima 1945-1995 & the Future (HIROSHIMA–The City 1945-1995 & The Future: Fifty Years of Postwar Urban Design and the Creation of a New Landscape). 1996. (in Japanese)

City of Hiroshima. Hibaku Goju Shunen Zusetsu Sengo Hiroshima Shishi: Machi to Kurashi no Goju Nen (An Illustrated History of Postwar Hiroshima: Fifty Years of Life after the Atomic Bomb). 1996.

City of Hiroshima. Hiroshimashi Genbaku Hibakusha Engo Gyoseishi (History of the Hiroshima City A-bomb Survivors Support Administration). 1996.

City of Hiroshima. Genbaku Dome Sekai Isan Toroku Kirokushi (Record of Registration of the Atomic Bomb Dome as an World Heritage). 1997. and many others were also referenced.

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