Japan, South Korea and the United States agree to boost multilateral military cooperation and defense issues.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in hold a 11-minute conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe at ASEAN summit in Bangkok.
Japan and South Korea hold a high-level bilateral meeting for the first time since the trade dispute, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe meeting with his counterpart Lee Nak-yeon.
Japan and South Korea fail to make progress toward resolution, but agree to continue dialogue.
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.
Japan announces the removal of South Korea from its list of most trusted trading partners, effective on August 28.
South Korea announces that Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will meet with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Seoul Monday to work toward a final settlement concerning sex slavery during World War II. "The Nikkei" reports that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe plans to create a new government-backed fund, containing over 100 million yen (US$831,200-£556,600) to help former South Korean "comfort women," and is also considering making an apology for the wartime sexual enslavement.