South Korea is committed to advancing relations with Japan but will step up efforts to share with the world its experience of Japanese wartime atrocities, including sexual violence against its women, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said in an interview.

Kang said South Korea was seeking to host an international conference on sexual violence in conflict in the first half of this year.

"We feel we have a lot to contribute to the discussion because we have the history of the 'comfort women' and the victims," she said in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos.