Nov. 1998 Prime Minister Kim Jong-Pil visited Kyushu University.
Dec. 1999 Establishment of RCKS.
  Prof. Shouji Ishikawa inaugurated as 1st Director.
Jan. 2000 Opening Ceremony
Apr.2000 RCKS becomes the institute for Centers for Common Education and Research in Kyushu University.
Feb. 2005 Pacific Rim Consortium on Korean Studies founded.
Feb. 2006 Pacific Rim Consortium on Korean Studies renamed The Worldwide Consortium of Korean Studies Centers.
Apr. 2006 Prof. Tsugio Inaba inaugurated as 2nd Director.
Apr. 2010 Prof. Takatoshi Matsubara inaugurated as 3rd Director.
Dec. 2010 10-year anniversary event.
Apr. 2011 Japan-Korea Strait College program launched (until March 2014).
Apr. 2014 College of Asia-Pacific program launched (until March 2020).
Apr. 2014 Prof. Hitoshi Nakano inaugurated as 4th Director.
Aug. 2015 Reorganization of RCKS.