The statement comes as China’s top diplomat, Mr Wang Yi, visits Russia for a four-day trip during which both nations are expected to pledge deeper political ties.
“The invasion is unforgivable,” Yoshida said. “But music has power to transcend borders and touch people’s hearts.”
Hayashi’s visit to Ukraine is not without security risks but he insisted on visiting the country, based on a sense of responsibility.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also highlighted Cambodia's crucial role in international initiatives aimed at countering Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.
This is the first time Russia has fired on merchant shipping beyond Ukraine since exiting a landmark United Nations-brokered grain deal last month.
The country has declared the parts of the Black Sea's international waters to be temporarily unsafe for navigation.
The grain deal was hailed as preventing a global food emergency when brokered by the United Nations and Turkey last year.
The equipment will be provided from $30 million that Japan contributed to NATO’s trust fund.
In a joint statement, Yoon said the two countries have become “indispensable cooperative partners” in many fields.
The leaders said in a declaration that “Ukraine’s future is in Nato” but offered no timeline for the process.