Holding the G7 Hiroshima Summit

Holding the G7 Hiroshima Summit

 The G7 Hiroshima Summit will be held from May 19 to 21, 2023, in Hiroshima.
 The Government of Japan is working as one towards the success of the G7 Hiroshima Summit.

What is the G7 Summit?

The G7 Summit is an annual international meeting attended by the leaders of the seven countries of France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Canada*, together with the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission.
At the G7 Summit, the leaders of the G7 member countries, which share the fundamental values of freedom, democracy, and human rights, among others, sit around a common table and engage in candid exchanges of views regarding the global economy, regional issues, and various kinds of global-level issues.
The 2023 meeting will be the seventh G7 Summit held in Japan.

* Listed in the order of the group’s rotating presidency.

Message by Prime Minister Kishida

In 2023, Japan assumes the G7 Presidency.
More than 10 Ministerial Meetings will take place in Japan,
and the G7 Summit will be held in Hiroshima.
This will be a great opportunity to show the world the charms of our country.
With the cooperation of everyone in Japan, including the host cities and prefectures,
let us work together for the success of the Summit and Ministerial Meetings and
for a bright future for Japan and the world.

Initiatives for the Success of the Summit

> Visit to Ukraine
On March 21, 2023, Prime Minister Kishida visited Ukraine and held a summit meeting and other events.
I requested President Zelenskyy to join the G7 Hiroshima Summit via online and, he graciously accepted.

> Invitation to Prime Minister Modi to the G7 Hiroshima Summit
On March 20, 2023, Prime Minister Kishida visited India and held a summit meeting, a joint press announcement, and other events.
We confirmed that we will cooperate in the lead up to both the G7 and the G20 summits.
I also invited Prime Minister Modi to the G7 Hiroshima Summit.

  • Visit to India (Mar. 19-21, 2023)

>Japan-Germany Summit Meeting and Other Events
On March 18, 2023, Japan held a summit meeting, our first round of inter-governmental consultations, and other events with Germany, former G7 chair.
We will work in cooperation with Germany towards the success of the G7 Hiroshima Summit.

> G7 Leader`s Video Conference
On February 24, 2023, one year since Russia’s aggression began, the G7 Leaders' Video Conference, joined by President Zelenskyy of Ukraine, was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Kishida.

Amidst continued outrageous act by Russia, the G7 Leaders confirmed that the G7 will continue to work in solidarity based on the determination that unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force should never be allowed.

>> G7 Leaders’ Statement (English (498KB) PDFファイル 別ウィンドウで開く / Japanese (454KB) PDFファイル 別ウィンドウで開く)

> Prime Minister Kishida’s Visit to Europe and North America
Prime Minister Kishida met with the leaders of five G7 member countries (France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States) and confirmed their cooperation for the success of the G7 Hiroshima Summit.

> Contributed Article by Prime Minister to The Lancet
On January 21, 2023, Prime Minister Kishida’s contributed an article “Human security and universal health coverage: Japan’s vision for the G7 Hiroshima Summit” to The Lancet, the world’s most highly regarded medical journal. It highlights Japan’s commitment to global health as the country prepares to host the G7 Hiroshima Summit and the Health Ministers' Meeting in Nagasaki.

> Display of a Countdown Board for the G7 Hiroshima Summit
On January 5, 2023, Prime Minister held a small event to light the countdown board on display as part of the lead-up to the G7 Hiroshima Summit.

> Our Life, Our Hiroshima
Hiroshima is a beautiful city surrounded by the Chugoku Mountains and facing the calm Seto Inland Sea. It is blessed with rich and diverse nature, a long history, and a traditional culture. However, Hiroshima has a variety of charms that are yet to be discovered.
School student, artist, university professor, vineyard owner, writer and inbound tourism consultant… These navigators from G7 countries living in Hiroshima will talk about the charms of Hiroshima. Through their lives in Hiroshima, learn more about this fascinating city full of yet-undiscovered charm.

Relevant Ministerial Meetings

On the occasion of the G7 Hiroshima Summit, relevant Ministerial Meetings will be held in all parts of Japan to discuss key issues in various areas.
From Sapporo in the north to Miyazaki in the south, more than 10 Ministerial Meetings will be held throughout the year, attended by many government officials, the media, and others from around the world. This will be a great opportunity to show the world the charms of every regions of our country and the country as a whole.

Event Locations / Dates
Science and Technology Ministers' Meeting Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture / May 12-14, 2023
Ministerial Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture / June 24-25, 2023
Interior and Security Ministers' Meeting Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture / December 8-10, 2023
Digital and Tech Ministers' Meeting Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture / April 29-30, 2023
Justice Ministers’ Meeting Tokyo / July 7, 2023
Foreign Ministers' Meeting Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture / April 16-18, 2023
Trade Ministers' Meeting Osaka Prefecture / October 28-29, 2023
Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting Niigata, Niigata Prefecture / May 11-13, 2023
Education Ministers' Meeting Toyama and Ishikawa Prefectures (co-hosts) / May 12-15, 2023
Health Ministers' Meeting Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture / May 13-14, 2023
Labour and Employment Ministers' Meeting Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture / April 22-23, 2023
Agriculture Ministers' Meeting Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture / April 22-23, 2023
Ministers' Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture / April 15-16, 2023
Transport Ministers' Meeting Shima, Mie Prefecture / June 16-18, 2023
Sustainable Urban Development Ministers' Meeting Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture / July 7-9, 2023