Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will likely sound out U.S. President Joe Biden during his visit to Japan about holding a Group of Seven nations summit in Hiroshima next year, Japanese government sources said Thursday.

At the summit, Kishida, elected from the city that was the target of a 1945 U.S. atomic bombing, wants to make a case for a world free of nuclear weapons as the world faces Russia's nuclear threats following its invasion of Ukraine, the sources said.

The prime minister is expected to discuss the significance of hosting the summit in the city and seek the U.S. leader's support sometime during his trip to Japan from Sunday to Tuesday. The two are scheduled to hold a summit meeting on Monday.