I discuss the G7 less often than the IMF, and G20, because the Gang of 7 (G7) is a gang consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States that cloak their objectives and decisions more effectively than the G20 or IMF.
However the G7 are meeting in Japan (May 26-27) and the rumors are interesting as Russia is blacklisted as the gang was once renamed the G8 with Russia.
If there is a imaginary dividing line among the empires, then the G7 is the popular candidate for such a layer of hierarchy, in that the G7 could be the representation of the West Power Bloc with an apparent hold of the reigns of the world hegemony. With puppets, monarchs, and hidden influences, the puzzle picture is shrouded in deception and secrecy for public uncertainty.
The Pravda Report said, “The G7 is an atavism that does not contribute to improving international relations, but maintains a strong pro-Western bias, thus undermining its legitimacy.”
This may not be important, but interesting none-the-less, that two of the five U.N. permanent Security Council Members (CHINA and RUSSIA) are not part of a G8 or G9.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is acting as chair of this year’s G7, while hosting the Summit in the Holy & historic Ise-Shima national park to publicly promote health and security (combat Terrorism).
The link is being made in the Mass Media to the UNITED NATIONS’ adopted 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, and COP21,) of health initiatives. This keeps World Health (WHO), the HIV, Ebola, Zika viruses, and War on Terror fear mongering in the news headlines. Japan announced their commitment to contribute $1.1 billion to the World Bank and an assortment of NGOs and U.N. organizations in that international effort.
As to discovering the policies and activities funded and planned to manage wars (Syria, Ukraine, etc…), the world markets (decline in trade, jobs, trust, and currency valuations) there is little, and below is what has been reported:
CFR – What’s on the Agenda for the 2016 G7 Summit?
Japan will join the United Nations Security Council as a nonpermanent member in July, chair the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Kenya in August, and chair the Japan-China-South Korea Trilateral Summit in the fall. However, of all its international leadership roles, Japan is attaching the greatest importance to the Group of Seven (G7) Ise-Shima Summit, which will take place on May 26 and 27.
Agreed to strengthen cooperation on countering terrorism and addressing challenges in Syria and Ukraine…
Called for renewed cooperation toward nuclear arms reduction and nonproliferation.
Ambiguous text on the declining world economy, anemic growth, various monetary policies taken by members leaves the reader with vague guesses that the G7 will discuss it in private.
However, they do list them as “Three Priorities for the 2016 G7 Summit“.
Read CFR, and IMF reports about the G7 Summit