The Korean daily media headlines and humor
The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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March 17, 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor
Monday, March 17, 2014

Here are The Korea Post notice, humor from Korean-language economic dailies and a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media this morning:


Lee Kyung-sik
Korea Post Media
The Korea Post notice:

Is your National Day coming up soon? Or is the Head of State of your country visiting Korea soon?
You may have the portrait painting of your Head of State painted by a famed Korean portrait artist who has painted the portraits of President George W. Bush, President Lee Myung-bak at Cheong Wa Dae, President Park Chung-Hee, the then First Lady Park Geun-hye and various other most important persons of Korea and the world.
Please visit the following sites of The Korea Post Internet for sample paintings.
Please directly call Chairman Lee of The Korea Post at 010-5201-1740 for immediate contact with the artists.
Scroll down to the bottom for more paintings, or click:

▲ Above photo shows President Park Chung Hee (right) speaking with President Gerald R. Ford of the United
States at the Presidential Office of Cheong wa Dae in Seoul. President Ford visited Korea in November 1974

The Korea Post news

Ambassador Al-maainah of the UAE decorated with Order of Diplomatic Service Merit
Ambassador Abd Almaainah of the United Arab Emirates has received an Order of Diplomatic Service Merit offered by the then President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea. Korean ambassador to Chile presented the Medal to Ambassador Almaainah on behalf of President Lee Myung-bak. above information was learned from Facebook where The Korea Post shares postings and pix with a number of incumbent and former ambassadors in Korea. To be a Facebook friend of The Korea Post, just enter or in the space entitled “People you may know…”)

Humor from Korean economic dailies:

Seoul Kyungje

Two cowboys come upon an Indian lying on his stomach with his ear to the ground.
One of the cowboys says to the other, "He's listening to the ground. He can hear things for miles."
Just then the Indian looks up. "Covered wagon, have two horses, man, woman, child, household effects in wagon."
"This Indian knows how many horses, who is in the wagon, and what is in the wagon. Amazing!"
The Indian looks up and says, "Ran over me about a half hour ago."

Hankuk Kyungje

SavingWhen her husband came home completely out of breath, the wife asked what was wrong.
“Nothing, honey,” her husband replied. “I just ran all the way home behind the bus and saved nearly a dollar.”
“Well, that certainly was foolish,” she said. “Why didn’t you run home behind a taxi and save five dollars?”


N. Korea Fires 25 Short-range Rockets Toward E. Sea
North Korea on Sunday fired off 25 short-range rockets toward the East Sea.
South Korea's military said the North test-fired the first batch of ten rockets at 6:20 p.m. from the east coastal region near Wonsan in Gangwon Province.

Malaysian Investigators Say Missing Flight 370 HijackedMalaysian investigators have concluded missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was hijacked. The plane and its 239 passengers and crew vanished last week while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The South Korean military has joined in the search.

Park Calls Abe's Remark on Kono, Murayama Statements 'Fortunate'
Seoul welcomed Tokyo’s announcement on Friday that it will uphold statements apologizing for Japan’s past historical wrongdoings. Our Kim Bum-soo reports on the Abe administration’s decision, which could help improve strained ties between South Korea and Japan.

Poultry Culling From Bird Flu Outbreak Nears Record No.

Minister Asks for Biz Cooperation on Shorter Work Hours

Korea-US FTA Causing Trade Imbalance Concerns After 2 Years

Koreas Hold First Talks on Dispute Arbitration for Gaesong Complex

S. Korea Dismisses N. Korean Criticism

Gov’t Allows Civic Group to Send Aid to N. Korea

Prosecutors Investigating NIS Involvement in Evidence Fabrication

Gov't, Doctors Likely to Resume Talks on Medical Reform

Supreme Court Upholds Jail Sentence on Ex-Police Chief for Defamation------------------------------------------

Yonhap (

S. Korea demands Japan take sincere steps to realize summit
South Korea is open to summit talks with Japan, but Tokyo should first take sincere steps on history issues to create the right conditions for such talks to produce substantial results, Seoul's presidential spokesman said Monday.

Park likely to announce detailed unification plan with N. Korea during German visit
President Park Geun-hye is likely to announce more detailed policy ideas on her push to achieve unification with North Korea during her planned visit to Germany later in the month, sources said Sunday.

Opposition coalition initiates official groundwork for new party
The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) and maverick lawmaker Ahn Cheol-soo on Sunday began formal groundwork for a new coalition party to be launched later this month to challenge the ruling camp in the upcoming local elections and ultimately in the next presidential race.

Spy agency official arrested for role in forging evidence in alleged espionage caseA South Korean intelligence agency official was arrested on charges of forging official documents for the spy agency's pursuit of an espionage case against a North Korea..

Scientists confirm discovery of meteorites in Jinju
Culture preservation officials said Sunday they will be discussing measures to prevent recently discovered meteorites from being taken out of the country and make them..

U.S. gives normal response to N. Korea's firing of 25 rockets
Responding to North Korea's reported launch of more than two dozen rockets in a single day, the Obama administration continued to urge the communist ..

N. Korea fires 25 short-range missiles toward East Sea
North Korea fired off 25 short-range missiles toward the East Sea late Sunday, Seoul's military said, the latest show of force in response to the ongoing joint South Kor..

The Korea Herald (

DP, Ahn hold first convention for new partyThe main opposition Democratic Party and independent Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo’s political group on Sunday convened the first ...

N. Korea fires 25 short-range rockets toward East SeaNorth Korea fired off 25 short-range rockets toward the East Sea late Sunday, Seoul's military said, the latest show of force in response to the ongoing joint South Korea-U.S. mili...

France’s Mia may establish electric car plant in Korea
Mia Electric, the France-based manufacturer of economical electric vehicles, i...

Park welcomes Abe’s upholding of apologies
President Park Geun-hye on Saturday welcomed Japan’s announcement to uphold past apologies for its imperial-era wrongdoings, raising cautious optimism for a thaw in the bilateral ...

KCC nominee to fight illegal subsidiesKorea Communications Commission’s chair-nominee Choi Sung-joon vowed to eliminate excessive, illegal sma...

Free bus serviceAs the June local elections draw near, candidates from the ruling and opposition parties hav...

Regulatory reformPresident Park Geun-hye is to preside over a ministerial meeting on regulatory reform March ...

Idle money hits record high
Korea saw a record high level of short-term funds flowing into the financial system as economic uncertainty and a bearish stock market led investors to manage their money on a short-term basis, data s...

Galaxy Express looking to bounce back into spotlightAs the Korean music market is beginning to receive more international recognition, the local sc...

The Korea Times (

Park, Abe may hold summit in The Hague
President Park Geun-hye dropped a hint Saturday that she might be ready to hold a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “It’s fortunate,” Park was quoted as saying in response to Abe’s declaration that his Cabinet won’...

New Politics Coalition will fight
Saenuri in June polls The New Politics Democratic Coalition will go up against the ruling Saenuri Party in what will be a two-way race in the June 4 local elections. Rep. Kim Han-gil, chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party (DP), and Rep. Ah...

Saudi diplomat pitches Korean culture
A Saudi diplomat regretted last week that Korea underutilizes its fascinating cultural capital which otherwise would help the nation draw many more Middle Eastern students. Hesham Khadawardi, the head of the Saudi Arabian Cultur...
Galleries protest high-rise building plan in Insa-dong  
Shop owners in Insa-dong are protesting plans by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to allow high-r... 

It's now Samsung-Google Android alliance against Apple  
Google has been brought into the patent fight between Apple and Samsung. 

Intelligence agency officer detained  
A special prosecution team said Sunday that it has detained a covert operations officer of the Nat... 

Sex offenders to be banned from teaching at colleges  

The Ministry of Education said Sunday it will ban lecturers convicted of sex crimes from teaching ... 

N Seoul Tower to glow green on St. Patrick's Day 

The landmark N Seoul Tower on Mt. Namsan will join the “global greening” campaign led by Ireland’s... 

Ex-PM makes bid for Seoul mayor  

Former Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik officially announced his bid Sunday for the Seoul mayoral elec... 

Sad reality of family reunions 

The two rounds of recent reunions between South and North Korean families were as much a diplomati... 

Dong A (

U.S. army chief most concerned about N. Korea`s `miscalculation`
The top commander of the U.S. Army said Thursday a war on the Korean Peninsula would be "incredibly difficult." General Raymond T. Odierno, the U.S. Army chief of staff, said at a forum in Washington, "If we had a fight...  

Ruling party in pain over nomination rules
Hwang Woo-yea (center), chairman of the ruling Saenuri Party, reads a document submitted by the party`s candidate nomination committee for the upcoming local elections during the party`s supreme council meeting...
President Park meets with Catholic leaders
President Park Geun-hye had her first luncheon with Catholic leaders Friday to congratulate the newly appointed Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung and discuss the pope`s planned visit to Korea in mid-August. Archbishop...

Avian influenza virus found in dog
Quarantine authorities have launched an epidemiological probe, as antibody against avian influenza virus has been discovered in a dog, a mammal. The authorities suspect it is the first case suggesting that the AI virus...

‘Defective airbags in GM cars caused 303 deaths for 10 years’ 

Choo Shin-soo hits 1st homer since transfer 

Facebook CEO called Obama over gov`t surveillance 

Power Sleep: you can donate while sleeping 

Kim Yu-na, Lee Sang-hwa exchange words of compliments 

Chosun Ilbo (

Preference for Boys Leaves Many Men on the Shelf
A man born in the auspicious Year of the White Horse in 1990 posted a message on a popular Internet forum warning that superstitions and the preference for boys only lead to misery for them later in life.
N.Korea Disowns Oil Tanker in Libya

North Korea on Thursday denied any link with the oil tanker Morning Glory that has disappeared after illegally loading oil at a rebel-controlled port in Libya. The tanker flew a North Korean flag. There is speculation that the North, which is chronically short of fuel, is only feigning ignorance because it got caught buying oil from Libyan insurgents.

Korean Waters Free of Radiation
The National Fisheries Products Quality Management Service (NFQS) carried out tests on 11 kinds of fishery products caught in Korean waters each week from January until March 10, and they were all safe, according to the

Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries on Thursday.

Rice Grown Near Fukushima Cleared for Sale

Korean Waters Safe from Japanese Radiation

Korea Sees No Threat from Fukushima Radiation Leak

Kim Jong-un's Aunt 'Loses Seat in Rubber-Stamp Parliament'

Smartphones Overtake PCs

February Sees Record Home Transaction Volume

Cast of MBC Reality Show Make Huge Donation to Charity

Choo Shin-soo Promotes Bulgogi in NYT Ad

Hankyoreh (

Pres. Park to head 'jackpot unification' committee
Concerns being voiced that Park's leadership could result in committee hewing to Blue House's line on unification
President Park Geun-hye has decided that she will serve as the chair of the preparatory committee for unification that she announced last month. The move makes clear Park’s intention to work directly for “jackpot reunification,” one of the key catchphrases of the current administration

What is the true face of Japan?In retrospect, it seems like an embarrassing lapse of judgment.
It all started four days ago with a Mar. 11 report on an incident of “racial discrimination” that appeared on page 23 of the sports section in Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper. Supporters of the Urawa Red Diamonds, a J-League football team based in Saitama, had apparently hung up a banner reading “Japanese Only” at the entrance to the home stadium seats. The report seemed to imply that it was not an especially big deal.

Noam Chomsky contributes to “yellow envelope” campaignOn Mar. 5, MIT Professor Noam Chomsky sent a copy of his book “Making the Future” to the office of the Beautiful Foundation in Seoul's Jongno district. Along with the book, he sent 47 dollars, expressing his interest in participating in the so-called “yellow envelope” campaign.

Suspicious charges in espionage caseProsecutors investigating allegations of evidence falsification in the Yoo Woo-sung espionage trial requested an arrest warrant for a National Intelligence Service informant on Mar. 14 on charges of forging “official Chinese documents” and supplying them to the agency.

Avian influenza found in dog
Antibodies for avian influenza (AI) have been discovered in the body of a dog, prompting an investigation by the disease control authorities.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs announced on Mar. 14 that it had confirmed that H5N8 antibodies were found in one of the three dogs that were raised at the chicken farm in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, where the outbreak of AI occurred. The dogs had caught and eaten a chicken that was infected with AI.

Was inter-Korean civic group pressured by the Blue House?
On Mar. 13, the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation (KCRC) canceled an event scheduled for the same day at which it was going to officially announce a campaign to send a million sacks of fertilizer to North Korea. While the KCRC explained t...

Prominent N. Korean figures could have been left out of recent electionsKim Yong-nam, chairman of the presidium in North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), may not have been chosen as a deputy in the recent elections for the 13th SPA, the South Korean government is suggesting.
In addition to the 86-year-old Kim, an intelligence official said that Kim Kyong-hee, a Workers’ Party of Korea Secretary, may also have been excluded from the elections.

Supreme Court upholds libel ruling related to former President RohOn Mar. 13, the Supreme Court (section three, Hon. Min Il-yeong presiding) upheld a lower court’s conviction of Cho Hyun-oh, 59, former police superintendent. Cho was given an eight-month prison sentence for libeling a deceased figure. He had said that the late Roh Moo-hyun, South Korean president from 2003-2008, had committed suicide after his assumed-name bank accounts were discovered.

Joong Ang (conservative): (

In Fukushima, effects of disaster linger 3 years onRadiation levels remain high
Three years have passed since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck the eastern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, devastating the island nation …

Park welcomes Abe’s concessionPresident Park Geun-hye cautiously welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to stand by the Japanese government’s past apologies …

Card companies’ personal data leak was widerMore than four-fifths of the personal information stolen from 104 million accounts at three credit card companies in January was found to have been resold …

Jobs trump fairness, says surveyHwang Yeong-su is sad about the days of March ticking by without receiving a bonus. The small distribution company that the 42-year-old works for …

White Day catches on even with older guysLast year, a boss in his early 50s received a lot of praise from his employees at the office when he handed out a basket full of candy on White Day, …

KT chairman lectures execs over scandalsWith KT, Korea’s 11th-largest company, mired in scandals, Chairman Hwang Chang-gyu summoned 270 executives and senior employees to the headquarters …

Ahn, DP give name to new partyThe merger between the main opposition Democratic Party and followers of software mogul-turned-lawmaker Ahn Cheol-soo progressed to the point of agreeing …

Kim Hwang-sik vows to rid Seoul of ‘despair’Former Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik formally announced his run for the Seoul mayoralty in the June 4 elections, vowing to give hope to Seoul citizens …

Edaily (

[Table- Weekly Market] Weekly Fluctuation of World IndexThis is the weekly fluctuation of world index. [table] Weekly fluctuation of world index ...

[US the closing price]The U.S. Dow Jones Index, -43.22p(-0.27%) slightly down.The U.S. Dow Jones Index Closing (At 2014.03.14) The Dow closed at 16,065.67p, slightly down -43.22p(-0.2...

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[Closed]KOSPI 1,919.98p(-14.40p) slightly down, KOSDAQ 544.28p(-3.23p) slightly downKOSPI & KOSDAQ Index Closed KOSPI closed slightly down -14.40p(-0.74%) at 1,919.98p from yesterday. ...

[Table]Currently Index of Major Country in ASIA
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Maeil Kyungje (neutral-oriented conservative, economic/business): (

KDB makes acquisition proposal for POSCO
The Korea Development Bank (KDB) made a proposal for POSCO to acquire Dongbu Steel’s Incheon plant and Dongbu Power Dangjin Corporation as a package. The two units are put up for sale by Dongbu Group under the agreement it reached with and KDB last November in part of self-rescue plan. At a meeting with financial key figures at POSCO, KDB delivered message that POSCO purchases Incheon plant of Dongbu Steel and Dongbu Power Danjin Corporation as a pac.....

Leaked customer data transferred to data dealers

Looming IKEA’s entry into S. Korea reshapes furnitu..

S. Korea’s crusty regulations choke fo..

S. Korea, Canada strike FTA in 9 years

S. Korea’s top 4 financial groups fall..

Japan grabs half of all ‘in-bound’ M&..

3 mobile carriers to be banned from sig..


The Korea Post notice:

Here are more paintings by Artists Chung Hyung-Mo and Kim Dong-Hyun:

▲ Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the United Kingdom

▲ Founder Chairman Lee Byung-chul of the Samsung Business Group

▲ Artist Kim Dong-Hyun (right) poses with Cartoonist Ranan Raymond Lurie of The New York Times.

▲ Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations
▲ The late Rev. Moon Sun-myung of the Unification Church

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