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Smart Take | A Look Ahead at the G7 Summit in Japan

May 18, 20232:23

Asia Program Deputy Director, Shihoko Goto, who also serves as Director for Geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific Enterprise, provides an overview of the key topics that will make up the agenda at this year’s G7 Summit. She explains why Prime Minister Kishida selected Hiroshima as the host city, describes the similar and diverging interests of various countries vis-à-vis China, and highlights the united front in support of Ukraine. Goto also talks about efforts to involve countries from the global South in this year’s summit.


Shihoko Goto

Shihoko Goto

Director for Geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific Enterprise and Acting Director, Asia Program

Shihoko Goto is the director for geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific enterprise and acting director for the Asia Program at the Wilson Center. Her research focuses on the economics and politics of Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea, as well as US policy in Northeast Asia. A seasoned journalist and analyst, she has reported from Tokyo and Washington for Dow Jones and UPI on the global economy, international trade, and Asian markets. A columnist for The Diplomat magazine and contributing editor to The Globalist, she was previously a donor country relations officer for the World Bank and has been awarded fellowships from the East-West Center and the Knight Foundation, among others.

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