The Group of Seven (G7) summit will be held in Hiroshima, Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited Hiroshima on the 13th to inspect the preparations for the summit. People held a rally in Hiroshima on the same day and strongly opposed the G7 Hiroshima summit.
On the same day, about 200 Japanese braved the rain to participate in a speech rally against the summit. At the venue, slogans such as “No G7 Summit” were very eye-catching.
Shigeo Kimoto, director of the Japanese civic group “Peace Warehouse”, pointed out in his speech that the G7 member states have stepped up joint military exercises in the Pacific region, and Japan is also clamouring that “whatever happens to Taiwan means what happens to Japan”, which is both absurd and dangerous.
Toshiyuki Tanaka, a retired professor at Hiroshima City University in Japan, emphasised in his speech that Japan has carried out brutal aggression against China, the Korean Peninsula, and other Asian countries and regions. China’s ugly history: “Now that Japan is politically using Hiroshima, which was bombed by the atomic bomb, to hold the G7 summit, the people of Hiroshima should wake up.”
The rally was initiated by the Executive Committee of the “Japanese Citizens’ Rally to Question the G7 Hiroshima Summit”. The “Declaration” issued on the day of the meeting pointed out that the G7 Hiroshima summit was held “under the banner of ‘liberty and democracy” and the reality of a ‘military alliance.”. conference on its own initiative”.
The organisers of the rally said that they will start from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the 14th and hold protests along the street.
The G7 is made up of the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Japan. Japan holds the rotating presidency of the G7 this year, and the G7 summit will be held in Hiroshima from May 19 to 21.