The G8, or Group of 8 was an organization of the leaders of the supposedly most industrialized nations on earth.
The member states and representatives, as of the events of Cat's Claw, include the following:
- Canada - Unknown
- France - President Jacques Martin
- Germany - Chancellor Gerhardt Schlessinger
- Italy - Unknown
- Japan - Prime Minister Kokushi Matsumoto
- Russia - President Vladimir Novartov
- United Kingdom - Prime Minister Christopher Straw
- United States - President Harry Barnes
A summit, or a meeting amongst all the representatives of the member states, is held annually. During the events of Cat's Claw, the G8 Summit was held in Los Angeles.
The main issue of this year's G8 Summit was to discuss the inclusion of China into their organization. However, their talks would be placed on hold when they became subject to a terrorist threat.