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Kishida named Hiroshima one of the main candidates for the G7 summit

Kishida named Hiroshima one of the main candidates for the G7 summit

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida named the city of Hiroshima one of the priority candidates for hosting the G7 summit in 2023.

The issue of the host city of the summit will be discussed at a bilateral meeting of the leaders of Japan and the United States at the end of May.

“At the US-Japan Summit, I want to reaffirm our cooperation to realize the great ideal of a world without nuclear weapons. Therefore, the location of the summit is perhaps an important issue. The government is considering the location of the summit and agreeing on it. In my view, Hiroshima one of the priority candidates,” Kishida said in an interview with the Nikkei newspaper, when asked if he considered Hiroshima a priority candidate for the summit.

The premier added that when choosing the venue, “we proceed from a cold-blooded assessment in terms of objective conditions and in terms of what signal the G7 summit with the venue in Japan should send to the world community.”


Kishida’s family comes from Hiroshima, the city where his constituency is located.
In 2023, the chairmanship of the G7 passes to Japan.


US President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Japan on May 22-24, and on May 23 he will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.