Move to strengthen military cooperation follows a meeting in Tokyo earlier this week between South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida — the first such summit in 12 years.
The Asian neighbours have for years been locked in a bitter dispute over Japan's use of wartime forced labour during its occupation of Korea.
The nation has seen a rapid surge in coronavirus deaths since November.
Tetsuya Yamagami, 42, was indicted on murder charges as well as for violating gun laws after concluding a roughly six-month psychiatric evaluation.
Tokyo's new national security strategy marks a historic change to Japan's self-defence policy since the end of World War II.
Thousands of Japanese have offered flowers and prayers in honour of Abe, even as the decision to hold a state funeral has provoked opposition and protests.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stresses that the current system paves way for competition rather than solidarity, saying such competition was evident during the Covid-19 pandemic and in the migration issue.
Shinzo Abe, assassinated in July, was Japan’s longest serving leader but his views for a stronger military and what some call cronyism have been unpopular among a section of the population.
Man sets himself alight in Tokyo after telling police he is opposed to plans for a state funeral for assassinated ex-PM Shinzo Abe, local media report.
Japan's 14th typhoon of the season has made landfall near Kagoshima city, before battering the western island of Kyushu and roaring into the main island of Honshu.
More than 60 people have been injured, including those who fell down in the rain or were hit by shards of glass, according to Japanese media reports.
National Police Agency Chief Itaru Nakamura's announcement came as his agency released a report blaming flaws in police protection of former prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was shot and killed on July 8.
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