Japan is considering hosting the 2023 Hiroshima summit of the Group of Seven nations in the latter half of May and aims to announce the plan later this month, government sources said Saturday.

The government has already sounded out the other G7 countries about the idea of holding the summit in late May, according to the sources.

Japan is arranging to announce the schedule when this year's G7 summit is held from June 26-28 in Schloss Elmau, Germany, and intends to select host cities for G7 meetings of finance and other ministers as early as July, according to the sources.