5th G7 summit

1979 G7 summit in Tokyo, Japan

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.

Japan's State Guesthouse was the venue for the G7 summit in 1979

The international group of leaders were together in Japan June 28-29.[1] The meetings were held at the State Guesthouse (Akasaka Palace) in Tokyo.[2]



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[3]

The G8 and the summit are part of a consultation process. The G8 is not an international organization.[4] It is an informal group.[5]



The participants were the "core members" of the group:[6]

Core G7 members
Host nation and leader are indicated in bold text.
Member Represented by Title
  Canada Joe Clark[1] Prime Minister
  France Valéry Giscard d'Estaing[1] President
  West Germany Helmut Schmidt[1] Chancellor
  Italy Giulio Andreotti [1] Prime Minister
  Japan Masayoshi Ohira[1] Prime Minister
  United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher[1] Prime Minister
  United States Jimmy Carter[1] President
  European Commission Roy Jenkins[7] President



The G7 leaders agreed to cooperate in the area of energy for developing countries.[7]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), "Documents of Summit Meetings in the Past" (5th); retrieved 2012-5-21.
  2. Japan Cabinet Office, State Guesthouse, Akasaka Palace Archived 2013-11-04 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-5-21.
  3. G20/G8 France 2011, What is G8? ("Previous summits" section) Archived 2012-03-19 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-5-21
  4. G20-G8 France 2011, What is G8? ("Language" section) Archived 2012-03-19 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-5-21.
  5. US Dept. of State, G8 Frequently Asked Questions ("How does the G8 work?" section); retrieved 2012-5-21.
  6. Rieffel, Lex. "Regional Voices in Global Governance: Looking to 2010 (Part IV)," Archived 2010-06-03 at the Wayback Machine Brookings. March 27, 2009; retrieved 2012-2-10.
  7. 7.0 7.1 G8 Hokkaido Toyako summit "History of the Summit" (12th) Archived 2010-02-13 at the Wayback Machine; Delegation of the European Union to Japan, "EU and the G8 & G20"[permanent dead link]; retrieved 2012-5-21.

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Preceded by
4th G7 summit
5th G7 summit

Succeeded by
6th G7 summit