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Japan's Sets Dates for 2008 Hokkaido Summit

May 19, 2007

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe announced on May 19, 2007, that the 2008 G8 Summit will be held on July 7-9, 2008, at Lake Toya in Hokkaido.

Locations have been announced for several ministerial meetings:

  • finance ministers will meet in Osaka
  • foreign ministers in Kyoto
  • environment ministers in Kobe
  • justice and home affairs ministers in Tokyo
  • labour ministers in Niigata
  • There will also be a G20 conference on global warming and clean energy in Chiba, a suburb of Tokyo, and a meeting on African development in Yokohama.

    Sources: Mainichi Daily News, Associated Press

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