Officials from Japan and South Korea hold their second round of trade talks as part of the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement process.
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.
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 officially removes Japan from its "whitelist" of countries with fast-track trade status.
South Korea announces it will file a complaint with the World Trade Organization over Japanese government 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.
Japan announces the removal of South Korea from its list of most trusted trading partners, effective on August 28.
Japan announced tightening of chemical exports to South Korea that are crucial for semiconductor industry.