Timeline of Japan–South Korea relations

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A timeline of modern JapanSouth Korea relations.

Year Date Event
1945 August 15 Japan surrenders to Allied forces, relinquishing control over Korean territory.
1945 September 8 Korea is administered by United States Army Military Government in Korea. And, a lot of Japanese systems were released.
1948 August 15 First Republic of South Korea officially established. Republic is allied strongly with the United States, and opposing both North Korean and Japanese interests.[1]
1948 During the Jeju Uprising, a large group of South Korean refugees escape to Japan.
1950s During the Korean War, some group of South Korean refugees escape to Japan.
1952 January 18 The South Korean president Syngman Rhee declared Syngman Rhee line.
3,929 Japanese fishermen were captured, and 44 Japanese were killed by South Korea Navy.
1952 February 4 The Dai Ichi Daihoumaru Ship Incident. South Korean Coast Guard shot and killed Japanese fishermen.
1965 June 22 Japan and South Korea signed Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea.
1981 January 11 Japanese Prime Minister Nakasone Yasuhiro visited South Korea.
1991 August 11 Asahi Shinbun reports the discovery of Kim Hak-soon, a comfort woman from South Korea.[2]
1991 December 6 Mizuho Fukushima leads five comfort women in an attempt to sue the Japanese Government.[3]
1995 August 15 The public office building of Governor-General of Korea in Seoul was dismantled by Kim Young-sam.
1997 December The Asian financial crisis hits the South Korean economy hard. Japan offers 10 billion dollars in support.[4]
2002 May 31 Japan and South Korea co-host the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
2003 March 16 The assembly in Shimane Prefecture, Japan, enacts "Takeshima Day". Decision met with opposition in South Korea.[5]
2003 March 31 South Korean Ambassador to the United Nations strongly opposes Japan's participation as a permanent member of United Nations Security Council.[6][7]
2007 July the U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution that Japan apologize for forcing women into sex slavery during World War II. The resolution was sponsored by Mike Honda (D-CA), a third-generation Japanese-American.[8][9]
2012 August 10 South Korea won the bronze medal match against Japan at the Olympic Match.
2015 February 6 FGS League inaugural match.

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  1. ^ Yang Sung-chul (1999). The North and South Korean political systems: A comparative analysis (rev. ed.). Seoul: Hollym. ISBN 1-56591-105-9
  2. ^ 『元朝鮮人従軍慰安婦 戦後半世紀重い口開く (ソウル10日発 植村隆 ja:植村隆)』
  3. ^ 韓国・遺族会裁判の最高裁判決言渡 (in Japanese). Nov 29, 2004. Retrieved 2007-12-28. 
  4. ^ "HTML 文書" (in Japanese). Mof.go.jp. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  5. ^ Frederick, Jim (2006-05-01). "Rocky Relations". TIME. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  6. ^ "Koizumi urges S. Korea to support Japan's UNSC bid | Asian Political News | Find Articles at BNET". Findarticles.com. April 4, 2005. Retrieved 2009-05-07. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on South Korea". Breakingnewsenglish.com. 2005-04-02. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  8. ^ Cite error: The named reference The World Conference on Japanese Military Sexual Slavery was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  9. ^ 12:00 PM ET (2007-07-31). "U.S. Demands Apology for 'Comfort Women'". NPR. Retrieved 2016-08-28.