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G7 Kurashiki Labour and Employment Ministers' Meeting in Okayama


What is G7 Labour and Employment Ministers' Meeting?

The G7 Summit is an international forum held annually for the leaders of the G7 member states of France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Canada (ordered by Presidency), and the European Union (EU). At the G7 Summit, the leaders of the G7, which shares fundamental values such as freedom, democracy and human rights, exchange candid views on important challenges the international community is facing at that time, such as the global economy, regional affairs and various global issues, and issue a document as an outcome of such discussions.

The G7 Labour and Employment Ministers' Meeting is a ministerial meeting held in conjunction with the G7 Summit to discuss various issues in the employment and labor sector among G7 ministers. In 2023, the G7 Labor and Employment Ministers' Meeting is held in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture.

Date and Venue

  • Date:22 and 23 April, 2023
  • Venue:Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture

Introduction of Host City

Okayama Prefecture is known as "Sunny Land of Okayama" because of its many sunny days, and is blessed with a mild climate and abundant nature. In addition to its abundant tourist attractions, the city is also known as the "Fruit Kingdom" for its exquisite fruits such as peaches and grapes grown in the sunshine, and its processed products such as fruits in syrup and juices can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Kurashiki City is one of the best tourist cities in Japan, with the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter with its rows of white-walled warehouses and Washu Mountain overlooking the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. Kurashiki is also known for its manufacturing, and many people from overseas come to Kurashiki to buy premium jeans, canvas bags, and well-designed masking tapes, all of which are made in Kurashiki. Kurashiki is also an ideal venue for discussions on labor policies, as the Kurashiki Institute of Labor Science, a private research institute on occupational health, was established in 1921, and the city has been promoting efforts focusing on working people from early on.

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G7 Kurashiki Labor and Employment Ministers' Meeting Promotion Council

Provisional Agenda

" Investing in Human Capital "


  • ●As the G7 countries face a decelerating growth rate of (or a shrinking) working-age population, the need to focus on human resources has increased, and has become a common point of discussion as a way to foster economic dynamism.
  • ●It is important to invest in human capital during social and economic changes, and to establish an inclusive labour market.
  • Provisional agenda & Discussion point

    1.Fostering the resilience of the labour market
    1-1 Labour market policies for the post-COVID-19 era and the current issues
    1-2 Digital transformation/green transformation and investment in human capital
    2.Developing an inclusive labour market
    3.Enhancing work engagement and promoting decent work

    Reference:Past G7 Labor and Employment Ministers' Meetings

    Wolfsburg, Germany in 2022Paris, France in 2019Montreal, Canada in 2018

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