Languages › Japanese Meaning of Heiwa in Japanese Share Flipboard Email Print Westend61/Getty Images Japanese Essential Japanese Vocabulary History & Culture Japanese Grammar By Namiko Abe Japanese Language Expert B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University Namiko Abe is a Japanese language teacher and translator, as well as a Japanese calligraphy expert. She has been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. our editorial process Namiko Abe Updated February 22, 2019 Heiwa is a Japanese word meaning peace or harmony. Learn more about its usage in Japanese below. 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。 Translation: Everybody wishes for peace, but why doesn't the war stop?