The nation has seen a rapid surge in coronavirus deaths since November.
At least eight people have been confirmed dead after a ship, carrying crew from China and Myanmar, sank between Japan and South Korea.
The crew were from China and Myanmar, but the precise identities of the dead, rescued and missing remained unclear.
Kishida said he would submit plans to double the budget on child-related policies by June, and that a new government agency to tackle the issue would be set up in April.
Russia's new wave of attacks seeks to overload Ukraine's defences and deter Kiev from retaking territory, officials and analysts say as the conflict enters its 333rd day.
At least four people are killed and four are critically injured after the incident, Japanese media reports say.
Tokyo says it seeks cooperation on part of Tel Aviv for a two-state solution.
"Our region is steadfast that there be no discharge until all parties verify it is safe," says Pacific Island Forum, a regional bloc of 17 island nations.
President Joe Biden and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida hold wide-ranging talks at White House as Japan looks to build security cooperation with allies in a time of Chinese and North Korean military actions.
Tetsuya Yamagami, 42, was indicted on murder charges as well as for violating gun laws after concluding a roughly six-month psychiatric evaluation.
Forces will be reorganised by 2025 in response to "an increasingly challenging security environment," Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin tells a joint news conference after talks with Japanese defence and foreign ministers.
The agreement is the latest sign of London's growing interest in the Asia-Pacific region, and Tokyo's efforts to strengthen its alliances to face China threats.
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