24 May 2016 at 5:49 GMT
Nikkei Asian Review
Over the four decades since its inception in 1975, the G7 summit of advanced industrial nations has evolved into a valuable global institution – especially for Japan, the only non-Atlantic member. Japan must not lose sight of the fundamental nature of the G7 as a league of democracies. Tokyo must focus first and foremost on representing the consensus of the industrial democracies on such questions as environment, energy, health care and the importance of global growth, in ways that preserve and deepen the legitimacy of the G7 itself into the long-term future. The G7 is the only global grouping of the industrial democracies. It deserves to survive, grow and prosper, with a successful Ise-Shima summit as the first next step.
Read full article at Nikkei Asian Review