Will 2022 be the year of summit diplomacy?

In a New Year statement, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called for a focus on summit diplomacy in solving international problems.  

Steadfastly holding aloft the flag of ideals for the future, and keeping reality firmly in view, I will advance “realism diplomacy for a new era,” taking as its three pillars the importance of universal values, efforts to resolve global challenges, and efforts to resolutely and fully defend the lives and livelihoods of the Japanese people.