Japanese PM to take G7 leaders to shrine


Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe is all set to escort Group of Seven (G7) leaders to the holiest site of the Shinto religion on Thursday ahead of the G7 summit.

Abe will accompany U.S. President Barack Obama and other G7 leaders to the grounds of Ise Grand Shrine, dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami, which is located in central Japan.


Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

The main aim is to put religion back into politics.

Abe met Obama on Wednesday night to talk about the arrest of a U.S. military worker having connection with the killing of a young woman on Japan’s southern Okinawa island.

Although Obama wanted his trip to focus strictly on his visit to Hiroshima, the world’s first atomic bombing site to reconcile the two former World War enemies and his nuclear anti-proliferation agenda, but the incident has spoiled his hopes.

Abe, in his remarks, stressed on showing Japan as a victim, the only country to have been witnessed the nuclear weapons.

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