The leading industries of Hiroshima include agriculture, forestry and fishery with much of the cities revenue being generated by these. There are also many new established companies in mining and construction as the city continues to expand.
As with many Japanese cities Hiroshima represents a great tourist attraction with nearly 10 million visitors in the year 2004 alone. Again, these numbers are reported to have risen with the recent reports showing much more.
Hiroshima was established in 1559 by Mori Motonari. It was created as the capitol of all his cities and thought to be the best of the best in traditional Japan.
The history surrounding Hiroshima is incredible with immensely devastating attacks being brought upon the city and its residents. In 1945, the first atomic bomb to ever be used in war took over the land of Hiroshima creating havoc. Instantly killing more than 80,000 residents and completely leveling over half of all buildings, this attack changed the future of the city forcing many to run away for fear of further attacks. While these numbers are shocking an estimated 60,000 more deaths occurred due to sickness from radiation and infections to trauma injuries.
After the brutal attack Hiroshima took immediate action swearing to end nuclear war forever. Rebuilding the city and speaking out against the damaging consequences of nuclear weapons has kept the city official busy since.