- a seaport on SW Honshu, in SW Japan: first military use of atomic bomb August 6, 1945.
Examples from the Web for hiroshima
I remember H. Jon Benjamin told me it was a way-too-late apology for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
Not so long ago, Neil Young had come up to the tar sands and compared the devastation to Hiroshima.Our Trip to The Climate War's Ground Zero
September 19, 2014
At that point, Yuji and his father asked if I would consider attending the annual memorial ceremonies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The book is based on the life of Sadako Sasaki, a little girl in Hiroshima sickened by radiation.
Needless to say, I never expected to know a survivor of Hiroshima, let alone have her sing me “Happy Birthday.”
The second example is "Hiroshima and Nagasaki" noted earlier.Shock and Awe
Harlan K. Ullman
An epidemic of skipping has swept over Hiroshima like the measles!
Regiment after regiment has poured into Hiroshima and embarked again for Corea.
Hiroshima could just as well have been Memphis or Moscow or Middletown.Cue for Quiet
Thomas L. Sherred
Like Hiroshima, it was too unexpected, too big, too unimaginable.Prologue to an Analogue
- a port in SW Japan, on SW Honshu on the delta of the Ota River: largely destroyed on August 6, 1945, by the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare, dropped by the US, which killed over 75 000 of its inhabitants. Pop: 1 113 786 (2002 est)
Word Origin and History for hiroshima
city in Japan, literally "broad island," from Japanese hiro "broad" + shima "island." So called in reference to its situation on the delta of the Ota River.
City on the southwest coast of Honshu Island, Japan; a commercial and industrial center.