Akie Abe, the wife of Japan's rightwing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, continued her lone pro-Korean campaign at the Korean Embassy in Tokyo on Saturday.
The Japanese first lady, who is a fan of Korean soap operas, donned an apron to make kimchi along with Shim Jae-ryung, the wife of Korean Ambassador to Japan Lee Byung-kee.
She said the Korean side dish is so delicious that she would like her husband to taste it.
The event was held to mark the addition of Korean kimchi-making culture to UNESCO's Intangible Heritage List and promote better relations amid strained inter-governmental ties. Some 180 people turned up.
The embassy wants to deliver some of the kimchi made with 400 heads of cabbages to victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.