A timeline of modern Japan–South Korea relations.
|Japan surrenders to Allied forces, relinquishing control over Korean territory.
|Korea is administered by United States Army Military Government in Korea. And, a lot of Japanese systems were released.
|First Republic of South Korea officially established. Republic is allied strongly with the United States, and opposing both North Korean and Japanese interests.
|During the Jeju Uprising, a large group of South Korean refugees escape to Japan.
|During the Korean War, some group of South Korean refugees escape to Japan.
|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.
|The Dai Ichi Daihoumaru Ship Incident. South Korean Coast Guard shot and killed Japanese fishermen.
|Japan and South Korea signed Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea.
|Japanese Prime Minister Nakasone Yasuhiro visited South Korea.
|Asahi Shimbun reports the discovery of Kim Hak-soon, a comfort woman from South Korea.
|Mizuho Fukushima leads five comfort women in an attempt to sue the Japanese Government.
|The public office building of Governor-General of Korea in Seoul was dismantled by Kim Young-sam.
|The Asian financial crisis hits the South Korean economy hard. Japan offers 10 billion dollars in support.
|Japan and South Korea co-host the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
|South Korean Ambassador to the United Nations strongly opposes Japan's participation as a permanent member of United Nations Security Council.
|The assembly in Shimane Prefecture, Japan, enacts "Takeshima Day". Decision met with opposition in South Korea.
|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.
|South Korea won the bronze medal match against Japan at the Olympic Match.
|FGS League inaugural match.
|Japan announced restrictions of some exports to South Korea. This decision sparked widespread anger across South Korea.
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