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Hiroshima looks to host G-7 summit as nuclear tensions rise

Russian threat adds impetus to nonproliferation push at 2023 gathering

Visitors pay their respects at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The city is one of two to have experienced an atomic bombing. (Photo by Hiromasa Matsuura)

TOKYO -- Japan will consider holding next year's Group of Seven industrial nations summit in the city of Hiroshima as Russia's invasion of Ukraine brings the world's nuclear threats into sharp relief.

The final decision will be made by the end of June. Besides Hiroshima, Nagoya and Fukuoka have submitted proposals to host the summit. Such factors as the availability of accommodations, transportation options and ease of security will affect the final outcome.

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