Meaning of Heiwa in Japanese

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Peace or Haiwa Sign. Westend61 / Getty Images

Heiwa is a Japanese word meaning peace or harmony. Learn more about its usage in Japanese below.

Pronunciation

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Meaning

peace; harmony

Japanese Characters

平和 (へいわ)

Example & Translation

Minna ga heiwa o negatte iru noni, doushite sensou wa nakunaranai no darou.
みんなが平和を願っているのに、どうして戦争はなくならないのだろう。

or in English:

Everybody wishes for peace, but why doesn't the war stop?

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Abe, Namiko. "Meaning of Heiwa in Japanese." ThoughtCo, May. 25, 2017, thoughtco.com/heiwa-meaning-and-characters-2028489. Abe, Namiko. (2017, May 25). Meaning of Heiwa in Japanese. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/heiwa-meaning-and-characters-2028489 Abe, Namiko. "Meaning of Heiwa in Japanese." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/heiwa-meaning-and-characters-2028489 (accessed September 22, 2017).