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Hiroshima, the tenth-largest city in Japan, is located on the Seto Inland Sea and is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture. With a 2007 population of 1.16 million people, Hiroshima is the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu Island and is the commercial and cultural hub of western Japan. The automobile manufacturer Mazda is headquartered in Hiroshima and accounts for roughly one third of the city's economic base. In 1945, Hiroshima became the first city in the world to be attacked with nuclear weapons. Hiroshima is today known worldwide as a Peace Memorial City. Its municipal government and civic groups, especially those begun by Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors), have historically been at the forefront of global efforts to abolish nuclear weapons.

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