Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has arrived in Britain, the latest stop on his tour of five Group of Seven nations.
Kishida flew into London on Tuesday, on the third leg of a weeklong tour. He previously visited France and Italy, and will travel next to Canada and the United States.
Kishida's trip comes before Japan hosts the G7 summit in Hiroshima in May.
Kishida will meet with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday. He is expected to call for unity among the G7 members in the face of global challenges, such as the conflict in Ukraine, and surging food and energy prices.
Kishida reportedly plans to tell Sunak that Japan is working to bolster its defense capabilities to uphold a free and open international order.
The two leaders are likely to reaffirm a further advancement of bilateral security cooperation.