2018 in South Korea
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Events in the year 2018 in South Korea.
- 9 January – South Korea and North Korea held the first talks in decades at the Joint Security Area at the Panmunjom border village. North Korea agreed upon sending athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
- 11 January – The South Korean government, along with China and Japan, announced plans to crack down on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Bitcoin dropped in value by $2,000 after the announcement.
- 9 to 25 February – the 2018 Winter Olympics were hosted in Pyongchang, South Korea
- April 5 – ROKAF F-15K Slam Eagle crashed in the Yuhak mountain range in Chilgok, Gyeongsangbuk-do, on its way back to the Daegu Air Base after an hour-long mission. Two F-15K pilots were killed in plane crash.
- April 13 – An opinion rigging scandal erupted. The scandal led to a major clash of political parties in South Korea.
- May 4 – A protest rally against abuse Korea Air called for Cho Yang-ho to resign.
- June 13 – The 2018 South Korean local elections took place
- June 18 – United States called to suspended military exercise due lack of money, during after summit meeting US President Donald Trump with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.
- July 12 – South Koreans protest against Yemen migrants in Jeju Island.
- 23 to 29 August – The 5th Carrom World Cup was held in Chuncheon.
- 13 January — Jeon Ki-sang, television director (b. 1958).
- 21 January – Jun Tae-soo, actor (b.1984).
- 31 January – Hwang Byungki, gayageum player, composer and an authority on sanjo (b. 1936)
- 9 March – Jo Min-ki, actor (b. 1965)
- 20 May – Koo Bon-moo, business executive (b. 1945)
- 23 June – Kim Jong-pil, 9th Prime Minister of South Korea (b. 1926)
- Sang-Hun, Choe (9 January 2018). "North Korea to Send Olympic Athletes to South Korea, in Breakthrough". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
- "Bitcoin drops $2,000 in value as South Korea announces planned trading ban". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
- 2018 Carrom World Cup
- "Lankan teams approved for carrom World Cup". Daily News. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- "단독 '꽃보다 남자' 전기상 PD, 오늘 새벽 교통사고 사망". tvreport.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 14 January 2018.
- "조민아 "더 안아주고 더 얼굴 봤어야 했는데" 전태수 사망에 애도". hankyung.com (in Korean). 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-25.