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Hiroshima asked Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday to name the western Japan city as the host of the Group of Seven advanced nations’ summit in 2023, following bids by Nagoya and Fukuoka.

After making the request together with Hiroshima Gov. Hidehiko Yuzaki, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui told reporters he explained to the prime minister that the city, once devastated by a U.S. atomic bombing in 1945, is suited in hosting the major international gathering.

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