Maplee is a group, which seeks to support Hiroshima students’ contribution to making Hiroshima a language barrier-free city by promoting English services in the local community and encouraging tourists to become repeat visitors, realizing Hiroshima’s value as a city dedicated to healthy living and anti-aging. We believe that their contributions will help stimulate our economy and support an environment that could offer future generations jobs which are international in scope.
Many foreigners visit Hiroshima, a city famous for its legacy as a victim of the atomic bomb and are surprised by its unexpected beauty and clean forests, rivers and air. However, most tourists are only able to visit famous attractions like Miyajima, the Peace Memorial Park and then leave without experiencing Hiroshima’s vast offerings like the peaceful inland sea, seasonal organically farmed food and hot springs surrounded by spectacular mountains.
Hiroshima has learned the importance of clean air and water from its legacy of the atomic bomb and has resisted becoming over industrialized, taking action and a strong stance, protecting its rich natural environment in order to protect lives and peace. We want to take this a step further to help transform Hiroshima to be a truly peaceful and healthy for the bodies, minds and souls of men and women, young and old, and all people regardless of race, creed, nationality and orientation.