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  • The Ruins of the Konan Dormitory

South Asia Special Exchange Students were Southeast Asian students invited and sponsored financially by the Japanese government during WWII in order to foster leaders of the future. South Asian exchange students enrolled in the Hiroshima University of Literature and Science lived in a dormitory called the Konan Dormitory.
The Konan Dormitory was wiped out by the bombing, and from the nine South Asian exchange students studying at the university, all but one, who was hospitalized in the suburbs, experienced the bombing.

Information

The Ruins of the Konan Dormitory

  • Address
    8-4 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City
  • Access
    Streetcar: Take the 1 streetcar line headed for Hiroshima Port (Hiroshima-kō // 広島港) and get off at the City Hall (Shiyakusho-mae //市役所前); it's about a 10 minute walk from there.
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