The Chugoku region takes up the southwestern portion of the island of Honshu and has five prefectures. The region is characterized by rolling hills and few plains, with a mountain range running from east to west, dividing the region into north and south.
Hiroshima, the region's capital and one of the prefectures, is historically known for the atomic bomb incident in 1945.
Post-war, Hiroshima has risen from its past and has become a centre of trade and culture in the region. The City of Hiroshima has grown into a hub for technological industries and has thrived on the automobile and machinery and equipment industries.