South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon met Monday in Seoul with the chief of an association of lawmakers from Japan and Korea to discuss the current diplomatic tensions.
According to Japan's Kyodo News Agency, he met for two hours with Takeo Kawamura of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
The report said they talked about how they might hold a summit meeting between their countries' leaders, but the report did not offer details.
Prime Minister Lee took the opportunity to express Seoul's position on Japan's export restrictions on South Korea as well as Seoul's withdrawal from the bilateral intelligence sharing pact.
Kawamura is in Seoul to attend a cultural exchange event.