After hosting a Group of Seven online summit on the first anniversary of the Ukraine crisis, Japan, the G7 chair in 2023, faces growing expectations from other members and international organizations to increase focus on other global issues by leveraging its strengths in nonmilitary areas.

Japan, for example, could contribute toward promoting universal health care coverage to other countries by offering expertise on its own system, as the Asian nation has provided public medical insurance for all its citizens since 1961, analysts said.

With the World Health Organization calling on the G7 to phase out their reliance on fossil fuels to curtail global warming and pollution, Japan could also play a leading role in the international community by advocating and investing in decarbonization technology, they added.