World leaders gather in Japan for G7 Summit

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World leaders gather in Japan for G7 Summit

ISE-SHIMA, Japan, (APP): World leaders gather in Japan for G7 Summit

 

World leaders  began gathering in Japan Wednesday ahead of a Group of Seven summit  set to be dominated by the lacklustre global economy.

 

The leaders were making their way to Ise Shima, a mountainous  and sparsely populated area 300 kilometres (200 miles) southwest of  Tokyo, whose mainly elderly residents rely chiefly on tourism and  cultured pearls.

 

Security was tight across the region, with thousands of extra   police drafted in to patrol train stations and ferry terminals, and  to direct traffic on the usually quiet roads during the two-day  meeting.

 

Dustbins have been removed or sealed and coin-operated

lockers blocked at train and subway stations in the capital  and areas around the venue site.

 

Authorities said they will be keeping a close eye on so-called "soft targets" such as theatres and stadiums.

 

However, unlike in many other rich democracies, protests  were unlikely to cause much of a security headache.