The president of the worldwide General Conference is also the mayor of
Furthermore, he lived over 20 years in the United States, meaning not only is he thoroughly bilingual, but his language skills are matched by his ability to relate to things comfortable and confidently on an international level. As well as a commitment to the abolition of nuclear weapons, he has transformed the city of
That is, the upper house of parliament is about to vote on his bill for privatization of the post office: a critical move in his program of reform. If they defeat it he says he will dissolve the house - a dissolution that would be fiercely criticized for creating a ‘blank’ in the national power structure.
Hiroshima has become a mecca for peace activists worldwide, so first on the list for visitors to the city must be the Peace Park, Peace Memorial Museum, and the A-Bomb Dome.
Other places of interest include Hiroshima Museum of Art, Hiroshima City Manga Museum and the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum.
Tourist information centers are at Hiroshima Station (tel. 082-261-1877) and Hiroshima's Ujina Port. Cultural and other information available at the Hiroshima International Conference Center (tel. 082-247-9715) in the Peace Park.