An elderly South Korean man died on Friday after setting himself on fire outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul amid a diplomatic dispute between the two states over wartime forced labor compensation.
Japan says the whole compensation issue was settled under a 1965 treaty.
Meanwhile, an elderly man set himself alight in a auto that was parked outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul.
Kim's family told investigators that his father-in-law had been conscripted as a forced labourer when the Korean Peninsula was under Japan's colonial rule from 1910-45, the police said.
Kono also slammed Seoul as "extremely rude" for continuing to suggest a joint compensation fund for forced labour victims be set up voluntarily by Japanese and South Korean firms.
South Korea offered no answer Thursday to Japan's call to settle the row over Tokyo's wartime forced labor through third-country arbitration, raising tensions further between the neighbors, with both countries turning down resolution proposals from the other.
The man's self-immolation comes with relations between Seoul and Tokyo at their worst in decades after Japan recently tightened export controls for some high-tech materials.
"We strongly demand the South Korean government to immediately take corrective measures", Kono said in a visibly tense meeting with the envoy.
He had spoken to an acquaintance on the phone while driving to the Japanese embassy from his home on Friday morning and told the person that he was "setting fire" to himself because of "his hostility against Japan", a police officer at Seoul's Jongno Police Station told AFP.
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Japanese Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura said that Japan has been "considering various measures" but would not comment on the possibility of taking the forced labour dispute to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Japan has instead cited "inadequate management" of sensitive items exported to South Korea, with Japanese media saying some items ended up in North Korea.
Japan has denied that the compensation dispute is behind the export curbs even though one of its ministers cited broken trust with South Korea over the labour dispute in announcing the curbs.
Lee Ho-hyeon, a director general at South Korea's trade ministry, said Japan's plan to remove South Korea from its "white list" of countries with minimum trade restrictions should be based on "clear evidence and facts".
The curb on exports of specialty materials vital to South Korea's technology sector triggered concerns on disruptions in the global supply chains and declines in tech stocks.
South Korea has called the export restrictions "unjust economic retaliation" and its deputy national security adviser accused Japan of violating worldwide law by imposing them.
South Korea denied that and responded by suggesting Japan had been lax in abiding by global sanctions against North Korea.
On Thursday, President Moon Jae-in and the heads of five major political parties held a rare meeting and agreed on the need for bipartisan efforts to cope with Japan's use of trade as a means of retaliation over the historical issue.