Japanese ambassador to Fiji Masahiro Omura said the meeting was held once in every three years since 1997.
“This is an important meeting where leaders of 14 Pacific Island countries get together and we are hoping they all will participate again come next year,” he said.
Omura said Japan was also promoting various forms of exchange programmes for Fiji.
The programmes included government-funded scholarships, JENESYS programmes for students, JET programmes to invite English teachers as well as rugby coaches and Pacific LEADS Program to invite young government officials for Master's Degree programmes.
Photo file. Caption Pacific leaders attend PALM7 in Japan in 2015