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  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

With a population of nearly 1.2 million, Hiroshima is Japan's tenth largest city and the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture. It would not be, however, a place of global significance but for the atomic bomb dropped on it in 1945.

Until the late ...

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