Japan rushing to receive Zelenskyy as G7 summit guest

The Japanese government is rushing to make scheduling and security arrangements for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. A senior Ukrainian government official has revealed that Zelenskyy will attend the G7 Hiroshima Summit in person.

Japanese government officials say arrangements are being made for Zelenskyy to come to Japan as early as Saturday. He is expected to take part in discussions with other leaders on the situation in Ukraine scheduled for Sunday.

Japanese officials say a meeting with Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum are also being considered.

However, as of Friday evening, there had been no change in Japan's official position that Zelenskyy plans to attend the summit online.

As the host country, Japan is likely keeping a tight lid on information to heighten security.