• Kyodo


In the wake of two deadly earthquakes that rocked southwestern Japan last week, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to push for international coordination in disaster risk reduction at the Group of Seven summit he will host in May, government officials said Tuesday.

The G-7 leaders plan to affirm the importance of sharing knowledge and lessons Japan gained from past disasters such as the massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011, as well as of making countries more resilient in the face of disasters, in a leaders’ declaration to be adopted at the summit, the officials said.

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