Meaning of Heiwa in Japanese

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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?

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