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Seeking to restrain Putin, Kishida plans Hiroshima G-7 summit

Highlighting nuclear horrors suffered by Japan seen as more important than ever

Visitors pray at Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park. A large part of the city was razed by the atomic bomb in August 1945. (Kyodo/Reuters)

TOKYO -- Meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden on May 23, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida revealed his intention to hold the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima in 2023.

Japan by then had already finished coordinating with the rest of the G-7 at the working level on a Hiroshima summit. Biden's response was the deciding factor in when Kishida would go public with his plans.

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