G7 leaders visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

The summit of the world's Group of Seven leading industrial nations has opened in Hiroshima. Prime Minister Kishida Fumio welcomed the leaders.

The event is being held at the Peace Memorial Park. Kishida hopes to highlight the risks of nuclear weapons at the scene of the bombing in 1945.

The leaders spent part of the day at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. They viewed exhibits on the horrors of nuclear weapons, including photos of the devastation and other materials that survived.

Full-fledged talks will begin soon. Ten sessions are scheduled through Sunday.

Some will involve leaders from non-G7 countries and regional groups. Major agenda items include the global economy, the war in Ukraine, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, as well as food and energy.

Kishida is hoping to demonstrate the G7's unity in the face of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and China's rapidly expanding global influence.