South Korea agrees to pay compensation to citizens who were forced to work in Japanese factories during World War II.
South Korea summons the Japanese ambassador following remarks by a Japanese senior official mocking South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Moon had hinted at a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, to which the official responded that it was not a possibility and that Moon was "masturbating". South Korea states that the remarks were highly inappropriate, but the Government of Japan said that the remarks were not directed at Moon.
Japan, South Korea and the United States agree to boost multilateral military cooperation and defense issues.
South Korean government officials announce that Japan and the United States are interested in renewing the GSOMIA pact between Japan and South Korea to maintain bilateral cooperation between the two nations in defense issues.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in hold a 11-minute conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe at ASEAN summit in Bangkok.
Foreign ministry officials from Japan and South Korea meet in Seoul to discuss wartime forced labor and trade dispute
South Korea decides against extending the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA). South Korean officials express that the exclusion from Japan's preferred trade list on 12 August eliminated any benefit to maintaining the agreement.
In a tit-for-tat move, South Korea removes Japan from its preferred trade list.