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Higashihiroshima in Hiroshima Prefecture
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Higashihiroshima (東広島市 Higashihiroshima-shi) is a Japanese city in Hiroshima Prefecture on the island of Honshu.

History

During the reign of Emperor Shōmu, a system of provincial Buddhist temples or Kokubun-ji (国分寺) were established, including one at Saijō in what is today Higashihiroshima.

In 1973, Hiroshima University established a campus at Higashihiroshima.

In 1974, Higashihiroshima was created from the merger of four neighboring towns -- Saijō, , Hachihonmatsu, Shiwa, and Takaya. In 2005, more towns were merged into the city -- Kurose, Kōchi, Toyosaka, Fukutomi and Akitsu.


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