WFC Holiday Party 2023 – THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone for attending and making our annual Holiday Party so much fun!


Throughout the year, WFC hosts educational events, English classes, monthly activities and opportunities for people from around the world to connect with the history of Hiroshima.


Our annual Holiday Party is a way to relax and celebrate friendships, old and new.


This year’s party had Christmas carols, our WFC Peace Choir, all kinds of music performances, speeches, gifts, cookies, and refreshments made by our community members, games, folding an origami holiday ornament, and even a rakugo performance!


We also loved hearing from our friends who recently traveled as PAX delegates to Washington State and Oregon in the U.S., where they connected with and learned from peacemakers, sharing their experiences as hibakusha and Hiroshimans.


We also highlighted the work of Community Peacemaker Teams (CPT) and collected donations to support their efforts in Palestine.


CPT works in conflict areas around the world, including in Al-Khalil/Hebron in Palestine. There, it acts as a human rights monitor to protect children on their way to school and a partner with local peacemaking initiatives.
You can learn more about CPT’s work at


From all of us at World Friendship Center, Happy Holidays!