Regarding Japan-South Korea relations, Prime Minister Kishida met with former Chief Cabinet Secretary Kawamura of the Liberal Democratic Party who visited South Korea, and said that Mr. Kawamura had expressed expectations for Prime Minister Kishida's visit from the South Korean side. He expressed his intention to pay close attention to the future situation, such as the dispatch of a Korean delegation.

Former Chief Cabinet Secretary Kawamura of the Liberal Democratic Party met with Prime Minister Kishida at the Prime Minister's Office on the morning of the 19th and reported that he had visited South Korea last week.

Among them, Mr. Kawamura motivated the Korean side to improve Japan-South Korea relations under the president-elect Yoon Seok-yeol through a meeting with the executives of the "Korea-Japan Parliamentary Union" made up of Korean parliamentarians. I explained that I felt I had it.

After that, he said that the South Korean side expected Prime Minister Kishida to visit South Korea at the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Yun on the 10th of next month.

In response, Prime Minister Kishida said that President-elect Yun would like to send a delegation consisting of members of the Diet and diplomatic experts from the 24th of this month to exchange opinions with the Japanese side. It means that he showed the idea of ​​paying close attention to.

Mr. Kawamura told reporters, "Prime Minister Kishida is the driving force behind the Japan-Korea agreement on the comfort women issue, and has a desire to resolve issues such as" recruitment "during the Pacific War. What will happen to the talks? "