Mayor Kazumi Matsui
Matsui was born on January 8, 1953, in Hiroshima, Japan. His parents are hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors. He earned an undergraduate law degree from Kyoto University.
In 1976, Matsui began his career by working at the Ministry of Labor in various positions. From 1989 to 1992, he worked at the Japanese embassy in the United Kingdom. He became mayor in the unified local elections on April 10, 2011. In his bid for the mayoral position, he was supported by the Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito. He was reelected as Mayor in 2015 and 2019. Matsui served as the president of an organization called “Mayors for Peace”.
Hiroshima a City That Fosters Well-Rounded Citizens and Where Culture Thrives. We are planning to hold the first ever Hiroshima Festival in August of this year, which aims to have Hiroshima citizens and visitors from near and far experience the magic of many different musical compositions and artistic creations, in addition to creating cultural and artistic activities that touch their hearts while deepening their understanding of Hiroshima and peace.
Hiroshima City Emblam
The Hiroshima City emblem was established on May 19, 1896. It consists of three lines, based on the three stripes found on the banner of Geishu-han (ancient name of Hiroshima Prefecture), which have been slightly curved to represent the rivers that flow through the city. This emblem serves as the symbol of Hiroshima, the City of Water