Heads of state from the Group of Seven nations arrive at the summit location in Ise, Japan. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Heads of state from the Group of Seven nations arrive at the Ise Jingu Shrine in Japan on Thursday for the start of the summit. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe greeted the leaders as they arrived. Concerns about the health of the global economy will top the agenda at the G7 summit, although full agreement on macro-economic policy looks hard to come by. With Britain and Germany resisting calls for fiscal stimulus, Abe is set to urge the G7 leaders to adopt a flexible fiscal policy, taking into account each country's own situation, sources said. In addition, the G7 leaders are expected to reaffirm their previous commitment to stability in the foreign exchange market. Summit topics also include terrorism, refugees, trade, cyber security and maritime security, including China's assertiveness in the East and South China Seas, where Beijing has territorial disputes with Japan and several Southeast Asian nations. The G7 group includes Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States.