Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono after their a joint press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday.
It noted that Taro Kono planned to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi and military leader Min Aung Hlaing as well as visit Maungdaw Township in northern Rakhine State.
Asked about the admission on Wednesday by Myanmar's military that its security forces and Buddhist villagers killed 10 captured Rohingya during clashes past year, Suu Kyi stressed the importance of the rule of law and said the military will take responsibility. "I see it that way because a country needs to take responsibility for the rule of law in the country, and this is the first step on the road of taking responsibility and it is a positive thing".
"We thank Japan for thinking not just of the short term, but also about what it can do in the long term", Suu Kyi said at the press conference.
More than 655,000 Rohingyas have crossed into Bangladesh since August 25, escaping a military crackdown in the Rakhine state, which many countries and human rights bodies have described as ethnic cleansing. "So doing this investigation is a deterrent so that similar cases don't happen later".
Suu Kyi was speaking following a meeting in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw at which Kono asked her to ensure the "safe and voluntary" resettlement of those who have fled, according to Japanese news agency Kyodo.
While Kono is visiting Myanmar, the Japanese government announced a grant of $3million (£2.2 m) to help facilitate the repatriation of the Rohingyas.
"Japan wants to actively support Myanmar's efforts", Kyodo quoted Kono as telling the news conference.
According to an agreement signed by Myanmar and Bangladesh in November 2017, Myanmar is scheduled to begin repatriations of refugees by January 22.