Foreign Minister Hayashi will visit South Korea from the 9th to attend the inauguration ceremony of the next president of South Korea on the 10th.

He is coordinating with the key figures of the new administration to hold talks, and hopes to use this as an opportunity to improve Japan-South Korea relations.

Foreign Minister Hayashi will leave Haneda Airport on a charter plane and will arrive in Seoul in the afternoon, and will stay in South Korea until the 10th.

This is the first time that the Japanese Foreign Minister has visited South Korea in about four years since Minister Kono at that time in June 2018.

During his stay, Minister Hayashi will attend the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol on the 10th as a special envoy of Prime Minister Kishida.

He is also coordinating to hold talks with key figures in the new administration, including President-elect Yun.

President-elect Yun is eager to improve Japan-South Korea relations, which has deteriorated to the point of being the worst after the war. I would like to confirm the cooperation in response etc. and use it as an opportunity to improve the relationship.

On the other hand, in order to improve relations, the policy is to urge the new administration to take appropriate measures by repeatedly communicating that it is necessary to resolve issues such as the issue of "recruitment" during the Pacific War and the issue of comfort women. is.