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With Japan due to chair the Group of Seven summit in 2023, much attention is focused on whether Hiroshima will be picked as the host city to showcase Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons.

Along with Hiroshima, the cities of Nagoya and Fukuoka have declared bids to host the G7 summit. Kishida plans to select the host city before Germany, which holds the rotating G7 presidency this year, chairs the summit in Schloss Elmau, southern Germany, in late June.

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