Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make his first visit to South Korea, where he will lay the groundwork for a bilateral summit between the two countries.
He will also hold talks with President Park Geun-hye and visit to the country’s northern capital, Seoul, to lay the foundations for a future visit by his country’s president to the capital.
The prime minister will hold talks Tuesday with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, as well as the leaders of Japan and South Korea.
Abe and Moon will meet on Wednesday, the same day as a bilateral meeting of the leaders.
Abe and Moon, who met in Washington on Saturday, are scheduled to hold a joint press conference at the White House later Tuesday.
The two leaders are also expected to meet on Thursday, when Abe is expected to discuss bilateral economic ties, the Japanese media reported.
The meeting will also likely include Abe’s visit to North Korea.
Moon has not been to North Korean territory since his trip to Seoul last year.
Moon has previously made visits to North and South Koreas, and this is the first time he will be in Seoul.
In the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit the North on March 11, South Korea and Japan began joint military exercises.
Abe said on Friday that Japan is also looking at how to increase the size of its military presence in the region.