Each year the leaders of the world leading industrialized nations meet. The countries that make up the Group of Eight are France, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada. Various other leaders of developing countries are also invited to partially participate in the meetings, some of the countries invited this year are South Africa, Ethiopia, South Korea, India, CHina, Mexico, Brazil and others. There is think political cloud that obscures the meeting each year with various forms of protesting and very tight security and this year is no different.
The main topics to be discussed at the three day summit are Africa, Climate change and sustainable energy, Intellectual property rights, the World Economy and Nuclear Non-proliferation.
Useful Links and News
Official G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit Website
G8 summit focuses on Africa aid
Protests ahead of Japan G8 summit
G8 on Wikipedia
2008 G8 Summit Information
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