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HIROSHIMA G7 SUMMIT

Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Japan ready to expound on city’s anti-nuclear message
For Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, hosting the Group of Seven Leaders Summit in Hiroshima carries special meaning.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
G7 leader profiles
Introductions to the Group of Seven leaders scheduled to attend the G7 Summit in Hiroshima from May 19 to 21. (Ages as of May 18)
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
G7 summit data
Perspectives & issues to be addressed at the Hiroshima G7 Summit
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Japan remains keen supporter of universal health care
When the Spanish flu flared up just over a century ago, it claimed at least 50 million lives worldwide at a time when influenza vaccines were undeveloped and other treatments were ineffective. Society fragmented as people lost trust in government institutions and national health care services, which...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Luxury, fine food and nature await in the city of peace
Overlooking the Seto Inland Sea and surrounded by the Chugoku Mountains, Hiroshima is full of secluded nature spots, exquisite food that makes use of the bounties of the land and sea, traditional Japanese culture, and other world-class attractions that are sure to impress the dignitaries attending the...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Japan offers comprehensive assistance for Ukraine
The simmering conflict between Russia and Ukraine that actually began in 2014 exploded into a full-on invasion in late February 2022. Japan responded immediately, condemning Russia’s incursion and sending an array of financial, humanitarian and nonlethal aid to Ukraine. The exodus of refugees from...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Changing hearts and minds on reality of Fukushima recovery
At 2:46 p.m. on March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked for six minutes as a magnitude 9 megathrust earthquake struck about 70 kilometers off Miyagi Prefecture, spawning tsunami that would sweep across Japan’s Pacific coastline from Hokkaido to Chiba. Combined, the quake and tsunami left nearly 20,000 dead,...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Kurashiki prime setting for MICE events and tourism
In hosting the April 22 and 23 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting ahead of the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture has secured its place as a first-class MICE destination.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Cultural expo continues to explore Japan’s beauty and spirit
Seizing on the opportunity offered by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Cultural Affairs Agency and the Japan Arts Council launched the Japan Cultural Expo in 2019. Through over 1,000 projects, exhibitions and festivals, the initiative introduced the world to the beauty of Japanese culture...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
From surf ’n’ turf to sweets, Hiroshima a foodie’s oyster
Situated on the western tip of Honshu between the Sea of Japan and the Seto Inland Sea, the climate of Hiroshima Prefecture is one of contrasts, with a northern side chilled by cold currents and a southern side that stays mild and warm. The mountainous areas see snow and the coastal areas can get plenty...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Kanazawa: At the intersection of past, present and future
Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, co-hosted the Education Ministers’ Meeting on May 14 and 15 ahead of the upcoming G7 Summit. It would be hard to find a more appropriate venue for a conference centered on learning, given the rich culture of this city by the Sea of Japan that blends tradition...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Spectacular vistas and natural beauty stun in all four seasons
From May 19 to 21, Japan will preside over the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, which will focus on the global economy and other key issues. Around the same time, other conferences are scheduled all over Japan, with Toyama Prefecture having co-hosted the Education Ministers’ Meeting with Kanazawa from May 12...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Old horses thrown lifelines as new competitions grow
Opportunities for retired racehorses to play active roles have been steadily, if gradually, increasing.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Temple stays offer peace and opportunities for reflection
Busy, sprawling and noisy cities are often the first things that greet visitors upon arrival in Japan. Landing in Osaka, a new arrival might wade through the throngs of people in Dotonbori, mesmerized by the acres of neon lights. Eager to try the local food, the battered octopus balls called takoyaki...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Setouchi sights
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Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Seto Inland Sea area boasts lush nature, bustling cities, cultural heritage
The area surrounding the Seto Inland Sea, Japan’s largest inland body of water, constitutes the Setouchi area, represented by the cities of Hiroshima, where the G7 Summit will be held, Okayama, Matsuyama and Takamatsu. Spanning the prefectures of Hiroshima, Okayama, Ehime and Kagawa, respectively,...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Nonstate actors issue call for stronger climate policies
The Japan Climate Initiative, a network that connects stakeholders who are taking action on climate change, held a news conference to announce the release of its message, “Overcoming Two Crises with Renewable Energy and Carbon Pricing,” in Sapporo on April 12, three days before the G7 Ministers’...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
New initiatives to increase globalization of education
After a pandemic that drastically reduced the numbers of Japanese students going abroad and foreign students arriving, Japan is again on a drive to internationalize higher education. Low economic growth, a labor shortage due to the declining birthrate and lagging competitiveness in science and technology...
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
A philosophy of love, peace and exchange
Ever since its founding in 1916 by Southern Baptist missionary C. K. Dozier, Fukuoka’s Seinan Gakuin University has been guided by its motto “Seinan, Be True to Christ.” That founding spirit, SGU President Naoki Imai said, remains core to the education that the university provides to this day.
Japan Times
Special Supplements / Hiroshima G7 Summit Special
May 19, 2023
Focus moves to entrepreneurship, use of online tools to encourage diversity
Chuo University in Tokyo, which has almost 26,000 undergraduate students and over 1,140 graduate students, as well as over 720 full-time teachers, was originally founded in 1885 as a law school named Igirisu Horitsu Gakko (English Law School).

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