Japan is considering Hiroshima, one of the two cities hit by atomic bombs at the end of World War II, as the most viable location to host a summit of the Group of Seven nations next year under its presidency, government sources have said.

The choice of Hiroshima is seen as a fitting way to stress the importance of peace after Russia's aggression in Ukraine and its threat of using nuclear weapons, the sources said Friday.

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