Thursday, October 24, 2013
Govt To Hold 2015 Japan-PIF Summit In Fukushima
TOKYO (Nikkei)--The Japanese government plans to hold the 2015 Japan-Pacific Islands Forum Summit Meeting in Fukushima Prefecture. The choice of location is intended to demonstrate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's determination to help Fukushima rebuild from the Great East Japan Earthquake and to lay to rest harmful rumors caused by the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (9501) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The plan will be officially decided by Oct. 26, when a meeting of cabinet ministers will be held.
Japan has held the summit every three years since 1997, with discussions covering economic cooperation, environmental problems and security, among other issues. It was held in Okinawa last year, and leaders from the U.S., Australia and New Zealand joined those from 13 Pacific island countries and regions.