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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 21, 2023
‘Quad’ urges Indo-Pacific ‘free of coercion’ as it unveils new measures
Leaders of the bloc revealed a raft of fresh initiatives but also took a veiled swipe at China in their truncated summit on the sidelines of the G7 meeting in Hiroshima.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2023
G7 warns China over ‘militarization activities’ but seeks support for pressuring Russia
A final communique released by G7 leaders a day ahead of the summit’s conclusion called on Beijing to adhere to international norms, including addressing “nonmarket policies and practices.”
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2023
Inside Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome: Broadcaster taps tech to keep history alive
As each year passes, memories of the atomic bombing fade. With that in mind, NHK is using VR and AI to offer interactive experiences that will withstand the test of time.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2023
G7 adopts common economic security approach to de-risk ties with China and Russia
At the same time, the group emphasized the need to step up cooperation with emerging economies in the areas of infrastructure, digitization and trade.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 20, 2023
Biden and Kishida use Hiroshima museum guestbook to push for nuke-free world
Few other details of the leaders’ visit have been disclosed, possibly out of consideration for sensitivities among the U.S. and the other G7 nuclear powers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2023
Atomic bomb survivors mixed on G7 Hiroshima summit museum visit
'I hope it might make the leaders realize the problems of relying on nuclear weapons for security, and serve as a crossroads to even a slight change in their approaches,' one survivor said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 20, 2023
G7 adopts Kishida’s vision for a nuke-free world, but disarmament likely elusive
Critics of the move called it “a rehash of old nonproliferation measures,” citing the lack of concrete proposals.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
May 19, 2023
The G7 is again at the cutting edge of global politics
This year's Group of Seven summit could be the most important in the bloc's history or that of Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 19, 2023
Symbolism rich as G7 leaders visit Hiroshima A-bomb museum
The visit, the brainchild of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, saw the heads of the G7 nations and the European Union lay wreaths at the cenotaph for victims of the atomic bomb.
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 were just as ineffectual. The disease also killed a disproportionate number of young adults, which further shredded the world’s economy and social fabric.
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 G7 Summit set for May 19 to 21. For those who have yet to discover the city, here are a few of the historical sites and sightseeing spots it has to offer.
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 the embattled nation desperate to escape the chaos has brought many Ukrainians to Japan. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will be addressing the need for peace in Ukraine at the G7 summit in Hiroshima in May. He has also invited President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to participate virtually in the G7 proceedings as a special guest, since Ukraine will be a main agenda item at the summit.
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, more than 6,000 injured and around 2,500 missing.
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 in all its multifaceted splendor.
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 of rain, promoting the farming and fishing that give the region its unique delicacies.
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 with a contemporary focus on innovation and change.

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