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Table: Tortured Relationship


1592

Japanese warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi launches the first of two invasions of the Korean peninsula

1910

Japan annexes Korea, starting a 35-year occupation; Koreans begin migrating to Japan for work, sparking local resentment

1923

Japanese vigilante groups and police kill an estimated 6,000 Koreans in the bizarre aftermath of an earthquake in Tokyo

1945

The Japanese occupation ends, but its memory lingers, complicating relations

1982

Korean groups allege that Japanese textbooks distort history of the occupation

2002

World Cup co-hosts remain at odds over textbooks and a territorial dispute over an isle Tokyo calls Takeshima and Seoul calls Dokdo


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