South Korea said Thursday it will take part in Japan's international fleet review to be held next month in Sagami Bay off Kanagawa Prefecture, in the latest sign that President Yoon Suk-yeol's government is hoping to improve bilateral ties.

The decision to accept the Japanese invitation to the Nov. 6 event at a time of heightened regional tensions, including on the Korean Peninsula, reflects Seoul's desire to prioritize matters with "security implications," South Korea's Defense Ministry said.

The South Korean navy last took part in the Japanese review in 2015, during the government of conservative President Park Geun-hye. The navy is sending a logistics support ship, the Maritime Self-Defense Force said.