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State Guest-House Akasaka Palace
Japan's State Guesthouse was the venue for the G7 summit in 1979

The 5th G7 summit was a meeting in 1979 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 June 28-29. The meetings were held at the State Guesthouse (Akasaka Palace) in Tokyo.


The Tokyo summit of the Group of Seven (G7) was the 5th meeting in a series which began in 1976.

This was the first G7 summit in Japan

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


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 Joe Clark Prime Minister
France France Valéry Giscard d'Estaing President
Germany West Germany Helmut Schmidt Chancellor
Italy Italy Giulio Andreotti Prime Minister
Japan Japan Masayoshi Ohira Prime Minister
United Kingdom United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher Prime Minister
United States United States Jimmy Carter President
European Union European Commission Roy Jenkins President


The G7 leaders agreed to cooperate in the area of energy for developing countries.

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Preceded by
4th G7 summit
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Succeeded by
6th G7 summit

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