8 Our Hiroshima Prefecture
〔（7）Hiroshima Prefecture connected to the world 〕
Hiroshima Prefecture is connected to many countries. It has friendship agreements with Sichuan Province in China, and the State of Hawaii in the United States of America.
Hiroshima Prefecture also has flourishing imports, which means it buys things from abroad, and exports, which means it sells things abroad.
The number of foreign tourists is increasing every year. While tourists from Asian countries are increasing in Japan, American tourists are particularly numerous in Hiroshima Prefecture.
Hiroshima Airport, connected to other regions
Hiroshima Airport is located in Hongo Cho, Mihara City, next to Kochi Cho, Higashihiroshima City. From Hiroshima Airport, you can go to other parts of Japan and abroad. There are domestic flights to and from Haneda, Narita, Shin Chitose, Sendai, and Naha. The 1-hour 15-minute route to and from Haneda Airport in Tokyo is the most frequented. It is used by many people for business and travel.
For international flights, there are regular flights to Seoul (South Korea), Shanghai (China), Dalian (China), Beijing (China), Chengdu (China), Taipei (Taiwan), and Hong Kong (China) (as of March 2016).