This is a timeline of Japan–North Korea relations.
|1955||Chongryon (General Association of Korean Residents in Japan) is established.|
|1970||March 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.|
|1977||November 15||Yokota Megumi, a Japanese junior high school student, kidnapped by Sin Gwang-su and forced to train spies in North Korea.|
|1997||October 9||Japan contributes 27 million dollars to North Korea by way of World Food Programme.|
|1998||August||North Korea fires a medium-range Taepodong-1 missile over Japan. Japan suspended normalisations with Pyongyang.|
|2006||October 9||2006 North Korean nuclear test.|
The foreign relations of Japan are handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
South Korea maintains diplomatic relations with 191 countries. The country has also been a member of the United Nations since 1991, when it became a member state at the same time as North Korea. South Korea has also hosted major international events such as the 1988 Summer Olympics and 2002 World Cup Soccer Tournament and the 2011 IAAF World Championships Daegu South Korea. Furthermore, South Korea had hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics which took place in Pyeongchang, South Korea from 9 to 25 February.
The Choson Sinbo, also known by the name of its English edition The People's Korea, is a newspaper based in Japan, published in both Korean and Japanese. The name literally means 'Chosun (Korea) Newspaper'. It is published by the General Association of Korean Residents, a pro-North Korea representative body for Zainichi Koreans, who also run The People's Korea (PK), an English language news site.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is an executive department of the Government of Japan, and is responsible for the country's foreign policy and international relations.
For over 15 centuries, the relationship between Japan and Korea was characterized by cultural exchanges, economic trade, political contact and military confrontations, all of which underlie their relations even today. During the ancient era, exchanges of cultures and ideas between Japan and mainland Asia were common through migration via the Korean Peninsula, and diplomatic contact and trade between the two.
This is a timeline of the history of Korea. Some dates prior to the 5th century are speculative or approximate.
The Japan–North Korea Pyongyang Declaration was signed in 2002, and was the result of a systematic Japan–North Korea summit meeting. The aim of the declaration was to provide low-interest long term loans to North Korea as well as economic assistance, including humanitarian aid, in accordance with the moratorium of nuclear missile development which has been in place since 1999. The Japanese government hoped to learn the fate of Japanese citizens by North Korea which, prior to the declaration, was unacknowledged.
A timeline of modern Japan–South Korea relations.
Portuguese–North Korean relations(Korean: 뽀르뚜갈-조선민주주의인민공화국관계) are foreign relations between Portugal and North Korea.
Japan–North Korea relations refers to international relations between Japan and North Korea. Relations between Japan and North Korea have never been formally established, but there have been diplomatic talks between the two governments to discuss the issue of kidnapped Japanese citizens and North Korea's nuclear program. Relations between the two countries are severely strained and marked by tension and hostility. According to a 2014 BBC World Service poll, 91% of Japanese people view North Korea's influence negatively, with just 1% expressing a positive view; the most negative perception of North Korea in the world.
Brazil–North Korea relations are the current and historical bilateral relations between Brazil and North Korea. Brazil has an embassy in Pyongyang.
After the division of Korea, Japan and South Korea established diplomatic relations in December 1965, under the Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea, with Japan recognizing South Korea as the only legitimate government of the whole Korean peninsula.
The Philippines–South Korea relations refers to the bilateral relations between the Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of Korea. The Philippines has an embassy in Seoul, while South Korea has an embassy in Manila. The relationship between the Philippines and South Korea can be classified as strong as the two countries have historically been and continue to be close diplomatic and military allies. They are also significant economic partners in terms of trade, immigration, and tourism. They are both close allies of the United States.
Augustine F. Heard II, also known as Augustine F. Heard Jr., (1827–1905) was an American Minister Resident and Consul General to Korea. He served from January 30, 1890, until June 27, 1893. He was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He was the nephew of Augustine Heard. He graduated from Harvard College in 1847. Upon the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war in 1894, he supported a policy of international guarantee by the powers to keep Korea free from Japanese control.
Japan–Namibia relations refers to the bilateral relationship between Japan and Namibia. Japan maintains an embassy in Windhoek and Namibia maintains an embassy in Tokyo.
North Korea–Switzerland relations are foreign relations between North Korea and Switzerland. Switzerland has a cooperation office in the Taedonggang River District of Pyongyang, North Korea, while official diplomatic duties are performed by the Swiss embassy in Beijing, China. North Korea maintains an embassy in Bern.
North Korea–Spain relations(Korean: 에스빠냐-조선민주주의인민공화국 관계) are the bilateral and diplomatic relations between these two countries. North Korea opened an embassy in Spain in 2014, although the embassy does not engage in consular affairs as there are no North Korean civilians currently residing in Spain. Spain does not have an embassy in North Korea, but its embassy in South Korea operates for matters related to Spanish citizens who intend to travel to North Korea. In addition, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends its registration at the Seoul embassy, given the possibility that relations between the two Koreas, already delicate, may worsen at any time. That is why Spain considers the entire territory of North Korea as a risk zone for Spanish citizens traveling to this country.
North Korea–Turkey relations are the foreign relations between North Korea and Turkey. The Turkish ambassador in Seoul is accredited to North Korea. North Korea's ambassador in Sofia, Bulgaria is accredited to Turkey.
Nepal–North Korea relations refers to bilateral foreign relations between Nepal and North Korea.