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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida takes part in an online meeting of Group of Seven leaders at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo late Saturday, the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 25, 2024
On Ukraine war anniversary, Kishida stresses need for unity as setbacks mount
The PM told G7 leaders that more "concrete actions" to support Kyiv are needed, vowing more Russian sanctions and condemning North Korean missile exports.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speak after a Japan-Italy bilateral meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 6, 2024
Japan and Italy PMs agree to join hands for success of G7 summit
Kishida and Meloni also reconfirmed their cooperation in supporting Ukraine, which has been under Russian invasion for the past two years.
People line up to enter the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in the city of Hiroshima on Aug. 14.
Dec 29, 2023
Hiroshima museum eyes online ticketing to ease congestion
The surge in visitors to the museum is apparently attributable chiefly to the effects of the Group of Seven summit held in the city in May.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (left) and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visit the cenotaph for atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima on May 21 during the Group of Seven summit. Zelenskyy’s visit to one of the two cities attacked with a nuclear weapon came amid Russia’s veiled threats to use its nuclear arsenal in its war against Ukraine.
Dec 28, 2023
Images of 2023: Japan
Outside of the successful G7 summit, the year was not kind to PM Fumio Kishida's unpopular administration. A kickback scandal provided one final headache.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during the opening session of the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit Meeting at a hotel in Tokyo on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 17, 2023
Kishida's loss of public support may hurt Japan diplomatically
Despite pitching himself as having a major hand in world affairs, the Prime Minister's accomplishments are overshadowed by scandal in his party.
Interior and security ministers from the Group of Seven major countries meet in the city of Mito, in Ibaraki Prefecture, on Sunday to step up cooperation in the fight against cross-border organized fraud.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 11, 2023
G7 agrees in Japan to enhance cooperation against organized fraud
Ministers from the bloc agreed that their countries should strengthen support for developing countries from which fraudulent phone calls are made.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa speak as they wait for a group photo session during the Group of Seven foreign ministers meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 8, 2023
G7 top diplomats call for ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Israel-Hamas war
The statement didn’t mention a cease-fire, only noting the necessity of humanitarian action.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) and Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa attend a working dinner during G7 ministerial meetings, in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 7, 2023
G7 support for Ukraine will not waver due to Gaza crisis, Japan says
The G7 nations, as well as the European Union, meet in Tokyo on Nov. 7 to 8 to discuss issues including the Ukraine war and the Israel-Gaza crisis.
An Israeli military unit fires from an undisclosed location near the Gaza Strip border on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 7, 2023
Israel vows to take 'security responsibility' of Gaza after war
The remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came as the Hamas-run health ministry said the death toll in Gaza had surged past 10,000.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa meets with the families of Israeli hostages taken by Hamas militants to the Gaza Strip, during a visit to Tel Aviv on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 6, 2023
Israel-Hamas conflict to dominate Tokyo summit of top G7 diplomats
Japan will be looking to further align the bloc’s responses to the war amid growing calls for a humanitarian pause in the fighting.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to reporters before leaving Washington on Thursday for a diplomatic trip to the Middle East and Asia.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 3, 2023
Blinken's Japan trip shows U.S. 'laser-focused' on Asia: diplomat
The U.S. secretary of state will visit Tokyo to attend a two-day meeting of the Group of Seven foreign ministers beginning Tuesday.
U.S. President Joe Biden signs an Executive Order about Artificial Intelligence as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on, at the White House in Washington on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 31, 2023
Biden inks executive order to curb AI risks to national security
Artificial intelligence technology has been making rapid gains in capability and popularity in an environment of, so far, limited regulation.
Trade minister Yasutoshi Nishimura (front right) speaks during a meeting of Group of Seven trade ministers in the city of Osaka on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 29, 2023
Eyeing China, G7 calls for 'immediate repeal' of bans on Japanese food
The ministers, after meeting in Osaka, did not mention China but denounced what they consider its rising economic coercion through trade.
As G7 leaders pledge to combat economic coercion with an eye on China, this could be counterproductive and end up hurting global trade.
Oct 23, 2023
The G7's anti-coercion campaign against China could backfire
When G7 trade representatives convene in Osaka starting Saturday, Chinese “economic coercion” is expected to be high on the agenda.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addresses the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum in Kyoto on Oct. 9.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 15, 2023
Japan's AI draft guidelines ask for measures to address overreliance
The guidelines also call on developers not to use biased data for machine learning, while urging them to keep records of their interactions with the tech.
A gender-equality supporter protests against discrimination at an event held in Tokyo for International Women's Day in March 2021
Oct 13, 2023
Japan’s gender gap has never been wider. Can Kishida close it?
The government emphasizes the need to improve gender equality, but correcting Japan's dismal record requires a nuanced approach.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addresses the U.N.-sponsored Internet Governance Forum held in Kyoto on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 9, 2023
G7 to draw up AI code of conduct this autumn: Kishida
Part of the plan will deal with battling disinformation by establishing systems to verify who has created content using AI.
The Nikkei stock index on June 1. Japan equity has gained 95% since 2020, the highest rate among G7 nations.
Sep 25, 2023
Japan shows how to defeat secular stagnation
Outperforming other G7 countries on several economic indicators, Japan is demonstrating how prosperity can grow despite a shrinking population.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi converses with Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar during the Group of 20 Leaders' Summit in Bali, Indonesia, in November.
Sep 20, 2023
The Modi-Jaishankar partnership serves India’s global interests well
Important contributors to India’s rising global profile are the communication skills, professionalism and competence of Foreign Minister Jaishankar.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (left) laughs as he welcomes Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves during the G77+China summit at the Convention Palace in Havana on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 16, 2023
G77+China summit in Cuba calls for new global order
The grouping of developing and emerging countries representing 80% of the world's population kicked off a summit in Cuba on Friday.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves