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Official logo for the G7 Japan 2016 Ise-Shima Summit unveiled

December 28, 2015

[Provisional Translation]

On December 28, 2015, the official logo for the G7 Japan 2016 Ise-Shima Summit was officially selected.


Creator (Supreme Award for Excellence)
Shiho Utsunomiya (third grade, Oita Prefectural Tsurusaki Technical High School)

 Message from the creator:
“The design features a red disc at the center, which represents the circle of the sun and features in Japan’s national flag. This central motif is circled by cherry blossom petals - an iconic symbol of Japan. The petals signify the seven participating G7 countries of Japan, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The blue crescent in the background represents the ocean surrounding Ise-Shima - the venue of the G7 Japan 2016 Summit. The logo evokes the image of a globally interconnected ocean in the hope that the nations of the world will unite for peace.”

Comment from Kashiwa Sato, Chairman of the Logo Selection Committee for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit:
“The composition strikes a perfect balance between the cherry blossom petals and the blue sea in expressing the beauty of nature in Japan. I believe that the work is appropriate for conveying the splendor of Japan.”

Others who received Awards for Excellence are:
Rui Nishikawa (first grade, Nagoya Municipal Iida Elementary School), Keigo Nakamura (first grade, Mie Prefectural Suginoko School for Special Needs Education; Junior High School Department), Honami Nishimoto (third grade, Matsuyama Municipal Takahama Junior High School), Amane Hamaguchi (third grade, Incorporated Educational Institution Umemura Gakuen Mie Junior High School), Sayaka Suenobu (third grade, Oita Prefectural Tsurusaki Technical High School).

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