and the Jinju National Bullfighting Contest. The Nongae Festival held in May each year commemorates and celebrates the sacrifice of the beautiful and patriotic gisaeng (professional Korean entertainer) Nongae's suicide-assassination of a Japanese general together with the 70,000 Koreans who lost their lives in the battle of Jinju Castle during the Imjin War. The festival features an emotional reenactment of Nongae's suicidal

. Kiyosato (Kiyosato, Hokkaidō) The '''Second Siege of Jinju''' was a battle during 1593 in Hideyoshi's invasions of Korea at Jinju Fort, Korea, between Japan and Korea. Unlike the First Siege of Jinju (Siege of Jinju (1592)) this battle resulted in a Japanese victory. The Koreans defended the castle desperately with various weapons including bows (Korean bow), handguns, "black" class cannons (hyeonja-chongtong), explosive shots fired from mortars

, killing numerous Japanese soldiers and destroying towers and bamboo palisades. The Koreans resisted for ten days, until a section of wall was breached by Japanese sappers, who had hid in an armoured cart called a "tortoise shell cart". The fortress was captured with the loss of the garrison commander, Hwang Jin, and all of his defenders and civilians. * Jinju, South Gyeongsang, South Korea

Koreatown, Los Angeles

; When Koreans began immigrating in much larger numbers in the 1960s, they found housing in the once-glamorous mid-Wilshire area. Many opened businesses also as they found inexpensive rent here and they could cater to the growing Korean population. Many of the historic Art deco buildings with terra cotta facades (Glazed architectural terra-cotta) have been preserved simply because the buildings remained economically viable for the new businesses. Hawthorne

. The liberals sought to unite with other minorities in Los Angeles to fight against racial oppression (racism) and scapegoating. The conservatives emphasized law and order (law and order (politics)) and generally favored the economic and social policies of the Republican Party (Republican Party (United States)). The conservatives tended to emphasize the political differences between Koreans and other minorities, specifically blacks and Hispanics. Edward J.W. Park, http

-koreatown-lawsuit-20120801,0,7093984.story title Koreatown residents sue L.A. over redistricting author David Zahniser publisher Los Angeles Times date 2012-08-01 accessdate 2012-08-27 and an increased crime rate, prompting an exodus of Koreans from


Yŏn'gil-si skhangul 옌지 시 skrr Yenji Si skmr Yenji Si northkorea yes order st ), is the seat of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, in eastern Jilin province, People's Republic of China. Its population is approximately 400,000 of which a large section is ethnic Korean (Koreans in China). Yanji is a busy

; A South Korean pastor, The Reverend Kim Dong Shik, was kidnapped in Yanji in January 2000, one of numerous well-publicized North Korean abductions of South Koreans: a suspect of mixed Korean-Chinese descent, said to have been trained in Pyongyang, was arrested and charged with the crime in December 2004.

ethnicity, and that about 20,000 are "non-agricultural population" and about the same number "agricultural population" (machine translation). That would be http: longjing.yanbian.gov.cn tradp show.php?id townwindows&no 44&menu_dir town_window&category 2 -- '''Yanji''' (Chinese: 延吉, Korean: 옌지) is a city in Jilin Province. Understand Koreans first migrated to the Yanji area after a series of famines struck

Jilin City

(2010) blank1_name Major Nationalities (Nationalities of China) blank1_info Han (Han Chinese), Manchu, Korean (Koreans in China), Hui (Hui people) blank2_name blank2_info blank3_name blank3_info blank4_name Licence plates (Vehicle registration plates of China) blank4_info 吉B blank5_name ISO 3166-2 blank5_info cn-22-02 blank6_name

Changchun, Jilin City, Baishan, Baicheng, Siping (Siping City), Yanji, Songyuan, Tonghua and Liaoyuan '''Yanbian''' is a Koreans in China Korean

Autonomous Prefecture in Jilin Province (Jilin), in Northeastern China, above the border with North Korea. Yanbian is bordered to the north by Heilongjiang, on the west by Baishan City (Baishan) and Jilin City, on the south by North Hamgyong Province (North Hamgyong) of North Korea, and on the east by Primorsky Krai of Russia. Yanbian is designated as an autonomous prefecture due to the large number of ethnic Koreans (Koreans in China) living in the region


; Throughout Korean history, there were frequent pirates attacks on both the sea and land. The only purpose for the Koreans running a navy was to secure the maritime trade against the Wokou pirates (Wokou). The Korean navy repelled the pirates

the Japanese advance and decisive naval victories by Admiral Yi Sun-shin left control over sea routes in Korean hands, severely hampering Japanese supply lines. Furthermore, Ming China intervened on the side of the Koreans, sending a large force in 1593 which pushed back the Japanese together with the Koreans. During the war, Koreans developed powerful firearms and the Geobukseon (turtle ship) ships (right before the war started, however). The Joseon and Ming forces defeated

and granting the Japanese extraterritoriality. Port Hamilton was occupied (Port Hamilton Incident) by the British Navy in 1885. left thumb 160px Gojong of the Korean Empire Emperor Gojong (File:Emper Kojong.jpg) Many Koreans despised Japanese and foreign influences over their land and the corrupt oppressive rule of the Joseon Dynasty. In 1894, the Donghak Peasant Revolution saw farmers rise up in a mass rebellion, with peasant leader Jeon Bong-jun defeating the forces of local


''makgeolli'' and its cousin, ''dongdongju.'' Carefully brewed with jujubes, glutinous rice, yeast, malt, pine needles and spring water pumped from an underground rock bed ''daechusul'' tastes sweet with a bitter aftertaste. The alcohol content is 16 percent. Cheongju has hundreds of drinking establishments scattered across the city. The most popular spot is the area around Chungbuk University, Chungdae Jungmun, frequented by Koreans and foreigners every Friday and Saturday night. Chungbuk

a relaxing mood. *

long directions in Ching Dae Jung Moon phone tollfree fax hours price content 86 Bar In the basement of a small building is 86 Bar. Decorated as if it was Korea in 1970 this is a welcome departure from the neon signs of every other bar in Korea The mood is subdued and the staff are prompt and friendly. It is popular with Koreans and Westerners alike. Unique and a must see...if you can find it. Sleep There are various love motels throughout the city

Sakhalin Oblast

; 409,786 ethnic Russians are the largest group, followed by 24,993 Koreans, 12,136 Ukrainians and a whole host of smaller groups, including 219 Japanese (Japanese people) (0.05%). The ethnic composition of the oblast in 2010 was as follows: *Russians: 86.5% *Koreans: 5.3% *Ukrainians: 2.6% *Tatars: 1% *Belarusians: 0.6% *24,035 people were registered from administrative databases, and could not declare an ethnicity. It is estimated that the proportion of ethnicities in this group

as Toyohara. Japanese sources claim that 20,000 civilians were killed during the invasion. thumb Shakhtyorsk narrow gauge railway (File:Schachtjorsk-ZOF.jpg) , Shakhtyorsk Post-war Since January 2, 1946, Sakhalin Oblast, in its present form, was officially defined and integrated as a part of Russia. The Japanese who had been living there before mostly repatriated to Japan, but at least one-third of Koreans were refused repatriation; stuck on the island

, they and their descendants became known as the Sakhalin Koreans. The status of the Kuril Islands remains disputed (Kuril Islands dispute). The issue remains a major strain on Japanese-Russian relations. Even now, no official peace treaty has been signed between the two nations.


intangible cultural asset #69 by the South Korean government on November 17, 1980. Hahoe and Byeolsin masks themselves were also labelled South Korean national treasure #121 at the same time. The Hahoe mask dance is one of the folk dramas of Pungcheon Hahoe village in Andong city, and dates from the Goryeo Dynasty. 11 - 19–22 April 1999 South Korea Seoul, Andong

Hanja:關東別曲), a poem recounting their region's scenery. Negros Bacolod City, Negros Occidental in the north of Negros Island is another draw for Koreans in the Western Visayas region. Koreans formed the largest group among the 21,741 tourist arrivals

The city mayor Evelio R. Leonardia hopes that the Korean community settled in the city can contribute to the further development of South Korean tourism in the city, and plans to provide them with marketing incentives to that end. Local Koreans

North Korea

largest_city Pyongyang official_languages Korean (Korean language) languages_type Official script languages Chosŏn'gŭl ethnic_groups ethnic_groups_year demonym leader_name1 Kim Jong-un

thumb Three Koreans shot for pulling up rails as a protest against seizure of land without payment by the Japanese (File:Martial law, Korea 1900s.jpg) In 1910, in the aftermath of the Russo-Japanese War, Korea was annexed by the Empire of Japan (Korea under Japanese rule). Japan tried to suppress Korean traditions and culture and ran the economy primarily for its own benefit. Anti-Japanese, pro-liberation rallies took place nationwide on 1 March 1919 (the 1 March Movement). About 7,000

people were killed during the suppression of this movement. Continued anti-Japanese uprisings, such as the nationwide uprising of students in 1929, led to the strengthening of military rule in 1931. After the outbreaks of the Sino-Japanese War (Second Sino-Japanese War) in 1937 and World War II, Japan stepped up efforts to extinguish Korean culture. Koreans were forced to adopt Japanese names. Worship at Japanese Shinto shrines was made compulsory. The school curriculum was radically


. By 2009, there are approximately 100,000 Koreans working, studying and living in Qingdao, which makes Qingdao the second in terms of Korean population in China, following Beijing which has about 200,000 Koreans. Economy thumb upright Qingdao TV Tower (File:Views of Qingdao tower.jpg) An important region in Eastern

2 19 df y (death date then birth date) -- Qingdao 100,000 Koreans live in Qingdao, Shandong Province. Shenyang * India and Pakistan agreed in Qingdao, China, to extend a nuclear testing ban and to set up a hotline between their foreign secretaries aimed at preventing misunderstandings that might lead to a nuclear war (Nuclear warfare). (CNN) * The Philippine (Philippines) Congress

, Manhattan New York City metropolitan areas still contain by far the largest populations of ethnic Koreans outside of Korea and continue to attract the largest share of Korean immigrants. In fact, the per capita Korean population of Bergen County, New Jersey (Koreatown, Palisades Park), in the New York City Metropolitan Area, 6.3% by the 2010 United States Census,

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