Timeline of Japan–South Korea relations

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A timeline of modern JapanSouth Korea relations.

1945August 15 Japan surrenders to Allied forces, relinquishing control over Korean territory.
1945September 8Korea is administered by United States Army Military Government in Korea. And, a lot of Japanese systems were released.
1948August 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]
1948During the Jeju Uprising, a large group of South Korean refugees escape to Japan.
1950sDuring the Korean War, some group of South Korean refugees escape to Japan.
1952January 18The South Korean president Syngman Rhee declared Syngman Rhee line.
3,929 Japanese fishermen were captured, and 44 Japanese were killed by South Korea Navy.
1952February 4The Dai Ichi Daihoumaru Ship Incident. South Korean Coast Guard shot and killed Japanese fishermen.
1965June 22Japan and South Korea signed Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea.
1981January 11Japanese Prime Minister Nakasone Yasuhiro visited South Korea.
1991August 11 Asahi Shimbun reports the discovery of Kim Hak-soon, a comfort woman from South Korea. [2]
1991December 6 Mizuho Fukushima leads five comfort women in an attempt to sue the Japanese Government. [3]
1995August 15The public office building of Governor-General of Korea in Seoul was dismantled by Kim Young-sam.
1997DecemberThe Asian financial crisis hits the South Korean economy hard. Japan offers 10 billion dollars in support. [4]
2002May 31Japan and South Korea co-host the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
2003March 31South Korean Ambassador to the United Nations strongly opposes Japan's participation as a permanent member of United Nations Security Council. [5] [6]
2005March 16The assembly in Shimane Prefecture, Japan, enacts "Takeshima Day". Decision met with opposition in South Korea. [7]
2007Julythe 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]
2012August 10 South Korea won the bronze medal match against Japan at the Olympic Match.
2015February 6 FGS League inaugural match.
2019July 1Japan announced restrictions of some exports to South Korea. This decision sparked widespread anger across South Korea. [9]

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