Prime Minister Kishida had a telephone conversation with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the night of the 15th for the first time since taking office.

At the meeting, it seems that opinions were exchanged on bilateral relations, the abduction issue by North Korea, and missile launches.

Prime Minister Kishida had a telephone conversation with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for the first time since taking office after 6:30 pm on the 15th.



The details of the talks have not been clarified, but it is believed that opinions were exchanged at the talks on bilateral relations, the abduction issue by North Korea, and missile launches.



Japan-South Korea relations have been chilled due to issues such as "recruitment" during the Pacific War, and Prime Minister Kishida said in a statement of his belief that "Korea is an important neighbor. We strongly urge the South Korean side to take appropriate measures based on this position. "

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