2019 in South Korea
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Years in South Korea
Timeline of Korean history
2019 in North Korea
- April 11 – A court rules 7-2 that a 1953 ban on abortion must be lifted.
- July 1 – Japan announces tightening of high-tech exports to South Korea, thus begin the trade dispute between the two countries.
- August 22 – South Korea announces that it will scrap its General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) with Japan. The agreement had been due for automatic renewal on this month.
- August 28 – South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls in the United States ambassador to South Korea, Harry B. Harris Jr., to tone down the United States' public criticism of South Korea's decision not to renew its General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) with Japan.
- August 29 – The Unites States Ambassador to South Korea, Harry B. Harris Jr., is absent from the DMZ International Forum on the Peace Economy. And a reservist soldiers' Korean Veterans Association cancels Harris Jr.'s speech for the association's event. He attends the grand opening of a Shake Shack branch in Jongno, Seoul. The first Shake Shack in South Korea was opened in the Gangnam District of Seoul in July 22, 2016.
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- January 28 – Kim Bok-dong, South-Korean women's rights activist (b. 1926)
- April 7 – Cho Yang-ho, South Korean businessman (b. 1949)
- June 10 – Lee Hee-ho, South Korean peace activist, 15th First Lady of South Korea (b. 1922)
- June 29 – Jeon Mi-seon, South Korean actress (b. 1970)
- July 16 – Chung Doo-un, South Korean politician (b. 1957)
- "South Korean court rules abortion ban must be lifted". The Guardian. April 11, 2019. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
- "Japan to tighten export rules for high-tech materials to South Korea: media". Reuters. July 1, 2019.
- "South Korea to scrap intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid dispute over history", Reuters, 22 August 2019, retrieved 1 September 2019
- "Scrapped intelligence pact draws United States into deepening South Korea-Japan dispute", Reuters, 29 August 2019, retrieved 1 September 2019
- "South Korea pulled out of a military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan. That's a big deal.", The Washington Post, 27 August 2019, retrieved 1 September 2019
- "안보행사 빠진 해리스, 햄버거집 오픈식 찾아", The Dong-a Ilbo, 31 August 2019, retrieved 1 September 2019
- "향군·정부기관 행사 취소된 날, 해리스 美 햄버거집으로", The Chosun Ilbo, 31 August 2019, retrieved 1 September 2019
- "What's Behind South Korea's Shake Shack Fever?", National Public Radio, 6 September 2016, retrieved 1 September 2019
- Iconic ex-sex slavery victim Kim Bok-dong dies at 93
- Hanjin Group's Cho Yang-ho Dies at Hospital in Los Angeles
- Lee Hee-ho, widow of ex-President Kim Dae-jung, dies at 97
- Actress Jun Mi-sun found dead in apparent suicide: police
- Ex-lawmaker Chung Doo-un found dead on Seoul mountain