Japan, which is holding the presidency in the G7, plans to call a meeting of the member countries’ foreign ministers in Germany for February 18, according to the Yomiuri Shimbun on Sunday.
The report mentioned that Germany will host the annual Munich Security Conference from February 17 to 19, and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, who will attend, wants to seize the opportunity to hold talks with the G7 foreign ministers.
According to the newspaper, the ministers could discuss measures to support Ukraine and impose sanctions on Russia. In addition, Japan hopes to reach an agreement to hold the G7 summit online to celebrate the first anniversary of the Russian special operation in Ukraine.
Japan holds the rotating presidency of the G7 this year and is scheduled to host the group's summit in Hiroshima in May. The city suffered a US nuclear bombing in August 1945.
Along with Nagasaki, which was also hit by a US atomic bomb in August 1945, they were the only places in the world that had been exposed to nuclear weapons.