2019 Japan–South Korea trade dispute
South Korea announces it will file a complaint with the World Trade Organization over Japanese government export controls.
South Korea halts its World Trade Organization complaint concerning Japan's tightened export controls of key chemicals South Korea uses for computer chips and displays.
South Korea's finance minister Hong Nam-ki presses Japan to take steps to lift its export restrictions.
Officials from Japan and South Korea hold their second round of trade talks as part of the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement process.
Japan and South Korea hold the first round of talks in Geneva to address a South Korea complaint with World Trade Organization over Japanese export controls.
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.
North Korea attempts again to launch a BM25 Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile capable of striking South Korea or Japan but is unsuccessful.
The leaders of the People's Republic of China, South Korea and Japan hold their first summit in three years.
Two South Korean airlines, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, will resume flights to Japan after suspending flights during the recent MERS outbreak.
South Korean sources say a North Korean medium range missile has been moved to the eastern coast and that it may be ready for testing or for attacking Japan or Guam.
South Korea develops a long-range cruise missile capable of striking North Korea, Japan, Russia and China.