Japan and Saudi Arabia establish diplomatic relations
Saudi Arabia opens embassy in Tokyo; Japan follows two years later with embassy in Jeddah
Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz becomes the first member of Saudi royal family to go to Japan
Japanese Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko visit Saudi Arabia
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pays official visit to Saudi Arabia and holds talks with Prince (now King) Salman bin Abdul Aziz
Japan becomes the third-largest trading partner of Saudi Arabia, importing $45.4bn in petroleum products and exporting $7.5bn in finished goods
Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 launched by Abe and King Salman as 'a compass of a new strategic partnership'
Saudi Arabia takes over G20 presidency from Japan, which hosted leaders' summit in Osaka