Timeline of Japan–North Korea relations

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This is a timeline of Japan–North Korea relations.

1955 Chongryon (General Association of Korean Residents in Japan) is established.
1970March 31 Japan Airlines Flight 351 (Yodo) hijacking. 129 hostages taken by the Japanese Red Army. The hijackers surrender to North Korean authorities, who offer the whole group asylum.
1977November 15 Yokota Megumi, a Japanese junior high school student, kidnapped by Sin Gwang-su and forced to train spies in North Korea.
1997October 9Japan contributes 27 million dollars to North Korea by way of World Food Programme.
1998AugustNorth Korea fires a medium-range Taepodong-1 missile over Japan. Japan suspended normalisations with Pyongyang.
2006October 9 2006 North Korean nuclear test.

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