According to Japan’s public NHK and Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei), Prime Minister Kishida visited Hiroshima, where the G7 summit will be held, and inspected the Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima, the venue for the summit.
He also encouraged about 100 police officers and maritime marshals who were in charge of security.With the Russian invasion of Ukraine in mind, Prime Minister Kishida emphasized, “It is the 7th summit in Korea and the first in 7 years (G7), but considering the difficult and serious international situation, it will be the most important summit in Japanese history.” .
Attending the opening ceremony of the “International Media Center”, a base for coverage of the G7 summit held at the Hiroshima Prefectural Gymnasium, “We look forward to sharing the active discussions of the summit, the message as a G7, and the charms of Japan, including Hiroshima, to the world.” he said.
In particular, he visited the Hiroshima Peace Park, where the G7 leaders were scheduled to visit, and toured the Atomic Bomb Cenotaph.
On the 19th, the opening day of the G7 Summit, Prime Minister Kishida announced that he would welcome the heads of state leaders at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and on the 21st he would visit the Peace Memorial Park with the leaders of invited countries, including Korea.
Prime Minister Kishida emphasized to reporters, “[G7 leaders]being aware of the reality of the atomic bombings and communicating the truth is the starting point of all measures for nuclear disarmament.”
Prime Minister Kishida boarded a high-speed boat and moved to Miyajima, where he also inspected the UNESCO World Heritage Itsukushima Shrine. Heads of state will also visit here.
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