China lies to Korea's west, separated from the peninsula by the Yellow Sea.Japan lies to its east on the other side of the Sea of Japan.Known to its people as Choson (Land of Morning Calm), Korea occupies a mountainous peninsula in eastern Asia.Stretching southward from Manchuria and Siberia for close to 600 miles (966 kilometers), it extends down to the Korea Strait.Welcome to Irish Culture and Customs, a labor of love we began several years ago.
Koryo (918–1392) and Choson (1392–1910) were the last two Korean dynasties.
Western societies have traditionally viewed the Korean peninsula as a remote region of the world.
They have often referred to it as "The Hermit Kingdom" because it remained isolated from the western world until the nineteenth century.
However, the Korean Constitutional Court found this piece of legislation unconstitutional and asked for an amendment by the legislative branch in a 1997 decision.
Five judges found it unconstitutional and two asked for amendment by the legislative branch, whereas another two opposed the outcome of this decision.