Fukuoka Prefecture and Fukuoka City announced their bid to host the G7 Summit in 2023. The prefectural governor, the city mayor, and the leader of the Kyushu Economic Federation jointly held a press conference on Oct. 12 and explained that detailed plans would be submitted to the national government by late December. While the group considered the main venue would be one of the facilities in Fukuoka City, candidate locations were not specified due to security reasons. In the past, Fukuoka experienced a failed bid for the G20 Leaders’ Summit in 2019 partially due to the lack of first-class hotels to accommodate political leaders. The scheduled opening of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the Daimyo area in the spring of 2023 would boost the city to become the host. Currently, Nagoya City is also hoping to host the international event. Source: NHK / Nikkei / Asahi
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