Oct 12, 2016

G-7 adopts financial-sector cybersecurity guidelines

The Group of Seven industrialized nations has set guidelines for financial institutions to follow in order to fend off cyberattacks, the Finance Ministry and Bank of Japan said Tuesday. The “G-7 Fundamental Elements of Cybersecurity for the Financial Sector” was put together by the ...

G-7 transport chiefs vow to take lead in promoting self-driving cars

Sep 24, 2016

G-7 transport chiefs vow to take lead in promoting self-driving cars

Transport ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries agreed Saturday to reinforce international cooperation in creating safety regulations to promote self-driving cars. “We will cooperate with each other and exercise leadership to support the early commercialization of automated and connected vehicle technologies,” a ...

G-7 summit boosted economy by ¥107 billion, government says

Sep 15, 2016

G-7 summit boosted economy by ¥107 billion, government says

The Group of Seven summit in Mie Prefecture in May may have boosted demand in the Japanese economy by roughly ¥107 billion, the prefectural government said Wednesday. Leaders from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States plus the European Union gathered ...

Aug 31, 2016

Low investment in G-7 nations clashes with central bank efforts

One big reason the global economy is spinning its wheels: some of the world’s richest governments are being tightwads. Group of Seven governments have been cutting their investment spending since a brief surge as the global financial crisis took hold. As a share of ...

Japan asks Canada's foreign minister to visit Nagasaki

/ Jul 20, 2016

Japan asks Canada's foreign minister to visit Nagasaki

Japan has sounded out Canada about the possibility of Stephane Dion becoming the first sitting foreign minister from a Group of Seven country to visit Nagasaki, to boost efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons, sources said Tuesday. The Japanese government wants more ...

/ Jun 15, 2016

U.S. official sees opportunity in Obama's Hiroshima visit

U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Hiroshima provided a precious opportunity for the American public to think about the goal of creating a world free of nuclear weapons, a senior U.S. government official said Tuesday. Rose Gottemoeller, undersecretary of state for arms control ...