Dates of Interest
January 6-7: ROK Foreign Minister meets with Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in Washington
January 8: Kim Jong-un's Birthday
January 8: Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea for an exhibition basketball game
January 19-24: Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Travels to Seoul, Beijing, and Tokyo
January 20-27: Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel Travels to China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore
January 27-31: Special Representative Glyn Davies travels to China, South Korea, and Japan to discuss policy toward North Korea
February 16: Kim Jong-il's Birthday (DPRK National Holiday)
February 20-25: Inter-Korean family reunions held at Mt. Kumgang
February 25-26: Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies travels to Russia and Sweden to discuss North Korea policy
February 24 -April 18: U.S. and South Korea hold joint Key Resolve/Foal Eagle military exercises
March 9: North Korea holds elections for the Supreme People's Assembly
March 24-25: Nuclear Security Summit, The Netherlands. Barack Obama, Park Geun-hye, and Shinzo Abe to hold summit on sidelines
April 7: U.S. hosts trilateral meeting with South Korean and Japanese officials on North Korea policy in Washington
April 9: DPRK to convene Supreme People's Assembly
April 15: Kim Il-Sung's Birthday (DPRK National Holiday)
April 23-26: President Barack Obama travels to Japan, South Korea.
May 1: May Day (DPRK National Holiday)
May 26-27: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Seoul for talks on North Korea
May 30 - June 1: International defense ministers, military chiefs, and other senior government representatives meet in Singapore for the Shangri-La Dialogue. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will give the keynote address.
June 4-5: G7 Summit, Brussels, Belgium
June 25: Anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War
July 3-4: Chinese President Xi Jinping makes state visit to South Korea
July 8: Anniversary of the Death of Kim Il-sung (DPRK National Holiday)
July 27: Anniversary of Korean War Armistice Signing (DPRK National Holiday)
August 3-8: ASEAN Regional Forum, Naypyitaw, Burma
August 15: Liberation Day (DPRK National Holiday)
August 18: Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, joint US-ROK military exercise, begins.
September 9: Anniversary of the Founding of the DPRK (DPRK National Holiday)
September 24-30: UN General Assembly Debate
September 25: Second session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly. Kim Jong Un does not attend due to illness.
October 10: Anniversary of the Founding of the Korean Workers' Party (DPRK National Holiday)
October 14: Kim Jong Un makes first reported public appearance after nearly six-week absence.
November 4: US Midterm elections.
November 15-16: G20 Summit, Brisbane, Australia
December 17: Anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-il.