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A Message from the President

President Takanori Mikami

Takanori Mikami

Humankind does not forget Hiroshima, and never should. In 1945, a single atomic bomb wiped out a great number of citizens’ lives in an instant. It is said that, at that time, 300,000 people lived in the center of city, and most buildings were completely destroyed. The whole city changed to gray. Hiroshima Prefectural Industry Promotion Hall only barely escaped from full destruction, and is now known across the world as the “Atomic Bomb Dome”. It has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After the atomic bombing it was said that “plants would not grow in the area for over 75 years”, but Hiroshima has successfully recovered and developed into a prosperous city with a population of over one million residents. Hiroshima is now an international city of peace, surrounded by abundant greenery. Hiroshima is now not only known as a city where an atomic bomb was dropped, but also as a place of natural beauty, with an agreeable and warm climate.

In summer, people can enjoy marine sports around the beaches, and in winter, people can ski and snowboard in the mountains. In Hiroshima, we have very popular professional baseball and football teams, which have both won league championships over the past few years. Culturally, there is a highly-successful professional symphony orchestra, and the pop group “Perfume”, known and loved throughout the country, developed their singing and dancing in the city.

Hiroshima is related to the famous battle fighters in Japanese history, Kiyomori Taira, in the 1100’s and Motonari Moori in the 1500’s, and in addition, the world-renowned Japanese motor manufacturing company “Mazda” has its headquarters located in Hiroshima. In such prosperous surroundings, Hiroshima Shudo University is itself enjoying a favorable reputation as the largest university located in Hiroshima. Hiroshima Shudo University’s campus is surrounded by a rich natural environment, and it only takes 30 minutes to reach the campus via public transportation from downtown Hiroshima, where the Atomic Bomb Dome is located. Hiroshima Shudo University welcomes highly motivated students from all over the world who wish to live and study in Hiroshima. 

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