He is the first Japanese prime minister to visit these countries.
The South Korean government declared on Tuesday that the 2015 agreement was not a conclusive resolution to the issue of Japan's wartime atrocity, and although Seoul decided it will not seek to renegotiate the deal, it did call on Tokyo to offer a voluntary and honest apology to the surviving victims. Under the agreement, Japan apologized and paid 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) to a Korea-run foundation to support the victims in return for Seoul's promise not to raise the issue again in global forums. He also said Tokyo has sincerely carried out the deal thoroughly, and that Seoul needs to do the same.
The goal is to make use of the strengths of long-term government and expand the frontiers of Japanese diplomacy, as Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga puts it. Tokyo intends to win widespread acceptance for key policies, such as those regarding North Korea and the European Union trade deal.
"We can by no means accept South Korea's unilateral request for additional measures".
"I don't think Korea-Japan ties will get worse".
POLITICAL SCIENTIST TOSH MINOHARA of Kobe University, on Mr Moon Jae In's comments on Wednesday that he seeks "forward-oriented ties" with Japan.
A spokesman for the Japan Air Self Defence Force (ASDF) said the part, measuring 15in by 10in has not been found.
The highly emotive issue has poured cold water over improving bilateral ties between Tokyo and Seoul, as the two USA allies seek closer cooperation on regional security threats such as North Korea.
The South Korean side also believes that prior to the deal being made with Japan, those who served as "comfort women" were not sufficiently consulted and their feelings not fully taken into account at the time.
Between 80,000 and 200,000 women, mostly from the Korean Peninsula, had been recruited to provide sex to the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
"In theory, historical issues can be separated from security issues, but in reality, it cannot", Kim told The Korea Herald. Instead, the government would not use Japan's funds - a key result of the 2015 deal - and would use its own money to support the victims.