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State Guest-House Akasaka Palace
Japan's State Guesthouse was the venue for the G7 summit in 1986

The 12th G7 Summit was a meeting in 1986 for the leaders of Canada, the European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The international group of leaders were together in Japan from May 4-6, 1986. The meetings were held at the State Guesthouse (Akasaka Palace) in Tokyo.


The Tokyo summit of the Group of Seven (G7) was the 12th meeting in a series which began in 1976.

A Previous G7 summit was hosted by Japan at Tokyo in 1979)

The G8 and the summit are part of a consultation process. The G8 is not an international organization. It is an informal group.

Core participants

The participants were the "core members" of the group:

Core G7 members
Host nation and leader are indicated in bold text.
Member Represented by Title
Canada Canada Brian Mulroney Prime Minister
France France François Mitterrand President
Germany West Germany Helmut Kohl Chancellor
Italy Italy Bettino Craxi Prime Minister
Japan Japan Yasuhiro Nakasone Prime Minister
United Kingdom United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher Prime Minister
United States United States Ronald Reagan President
European Union European Commission Jacques Delors President


The G7 leaders agreed to work together to improve policy coordination. There was a decision to establish a meeting of finance ministers.

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