URGENT: Japan PM tells G-7 of need to shield economies from inflation

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told his fellow Group of Seven leaders that they need to jointly protect their economies from rising prices amid Russia's war on Ukraine, a Japanese government official said Sunday. Kishida was quoted as telling the leaders' summit in southern Germany that the G-7 should maintain pressure and sanctions on Russia over its invasion. The Japanese leader also stressed the importance of ensuring economic security, adding that the G-7 needs to show a "clear" stance on economic coercion, an apparent reference to China, the official said. Kishida also said the G-7...

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