TOKYO, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Japan and South Korea vowed here Thursday to intensify communication so as to enhance bilateral relations, Japan's Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
At the 12th Japan-South Korea Vice-Ministerial Strategic Dialogue, Japan's Vice Foreign Minister Chikao Kawai said Japan is willing to build a future-oriented bilateral relationship with South Korea through an overall perspective.
He said the two countries should deepen political and economic cooperation and exchanges in different areas.
Ahn Ho-young, the first vice foreign minister of South Korea, said at the meeting that there are various communication channels between South Korea and Japan and his country is willing to further communicate with the Japanese side.
The two senior diplomats also exchanged views over the situation in East Asia after a rocket launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea last December.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday met a key aide to South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye, confirming the importance of the Japan-South Korean relations despite territorial dispute.