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Japan eyes inviting South Korea to G-7 summit in May

Asian neighbors just started to mend fences after years of strained ties

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will host Group of Seven leaders in May. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is in talks to invite South Korea to the Group of Seven leaders summit that Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will host in Hiroshima this May, Nikkei has learned.

The host nation has discretion on which countries to invite to the so-called outreach meeting -- an expanded session attended by participants from outside the G-7.

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