Tsunamis that have occurred around the Pacific Ocean rim over the past decades have taken a heavy toll on lives of human beings and property. The Eastern Coast of the Korean Peninsula is not safe from sudden tsunami attacks and has sustained tsunami damage in the past. In this review, the past, present, and future of some aspects of tsunami research in Korea have been introduced extensively. Tsunamis in Korea, numerical model simulating tsunami behaviors and laboratory experiments will be discussed. In the compainion review, field surveys for domestics and overseas tsunami events, countermeasures against tsunami attacks, furture research topics and concluding remarks will be described.