The Korean daily media headlines and humor
The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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April 1, 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Tuesday, April 1, 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:

Ambassadors, Spouses invited to Dangin to tour the Sacred Land of Catholic Martyr St. Andrew Kim Dae-geon in addition to Tug-of?War Festival.

Pope Francis Jorge Mario Bergoglio is scheduled to visit the Sacred Land of St. Kim in August this year

(Scroll down to the end to see photos and story on the Sacred Land.)

Have Your Excellency made a reservation for The Korea Post tour of the Dangjin City for the Ambassadors and Madams on Friday 11 April 2014 (changed from Thursday 10 April)?

The Tour includes a visit to the Sacred Land of Catholic Martyr St. Andrew Kim Dae-geon in Solmoe-ri of the Dangjin City (

Pope Francis Jorge Mario Bergoglio is scheduled to visit this Birthplace of Catholic Martyr Andrew Kim Dae-geon during his official state visit to the Republic of Korea in August this year.

The tour of the Sacred Land of St. Kim Dae-geon has been added to the tour schedule of the 2014 Dangjin Gijishi Tug-of-War Culture Festival which the City is promoting to be listed as the UNESCO Cultural Heritage of the World.

In case Your Excellency has not yet received the Invitation, there is re-run of the invitation and itinerary of the Tour (Letter and Invitation and Itinerary toward the end of this Headlines).


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.

For more photos, please visit:

Sketch of the late former President Park Chung-Hee done by Artist Chung Hyung-mo


Humor from Korean economic dailies:

Hankuk Kyungje


A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body.

On the first day of the term he found assigned to the toughest students in school. Walking into the rowdy classroom,

he opened the window as wide as possible. A strong breeze made his tie flap.

He took the stapler and pushed it against his chest to keep his tie from flapping.

The students were awed into obedience.



Hagel Criticizes North Korea for Live-fire Drill

Washington has strongly criticized North Korea for a massive sea artillery training exercise directed at South Korea.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said at a Pentagon news conference on Monday that North Korea's behavior is "dangerous and needs to stop."

Key Figures Indicted Over Fake Evidence Scandal

Prosecutors have indicted a National Intelligence Service (NIS) official and his civilian "helper" on charges of fabricating documents used as evidence in an espionage trial against

a former Seoul city government official.

Japanese Academics Back Kono Statement

Sixteen-hundred Japanese academics have urged the Japanese government to retain and honor the 1993 Kono Statement.

S.Korea's Overseas Construction Orders Jump 31% in Q1

1,900 People Died of Work-related Reasons in 2013

NTS Watches Entertainment, Restaurant Firms for Tax Evasion

N. Korea Rejects UN Human Rights Council Resolution

N. Korea Hostile Towards Park's Dresden Proposals

N. Korean Newspaper Issues Threat Against the U.S.

Key Figures Indicted Over Fake Evidence Scandal

Dates of Cherry Blossom Festivals in Seoul Moved Up


Yonhap (

Choo Shin-soo goes hitless in Texas Rangers debut

South Korean outfielder Choo Shin-soo went hitless in his debut with the Texas Rangers on Monday at home in Arlington.

Amb. King due in Seoul next week for consultations on human rights in N. Korea

The U.S. special envoy on the North Korean human rights problem will soon visit South Korea and Japan, the State Department said Monday, as the communist nation shows mixed signals to the outside world.

Corporate reports show executives raking in high salaries

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest mobile phone maker, paid the highest wages to non-owner family company executives among conglomerates, annual reports filed Monday showed.

Prosecution indicts key figures in fake evidence case

South Korean prosecutors on Monday brought charges against a state intelligence agent and his civilian assistant for their alleged role in forging Chinese government doc..

S. Korea toughens requirements for marriage visas

Foreigners who marry Korean citizens will be required to have at least basic Korean language ability in order to legally stay in the country, the government said Monday...

Today in Korean history

Yu Kil-jun, a government official of the Joseon Dynasty, publishes an essay titled "Seo-yoo-gyeon-mun" (A Traveler's Journal on the West), in which he gave his impressions of the..

S. Korea's consumer prices grow 1.3 pct on-year in March

South Korea's consumer prices grew at the fastest pace in seven months in March, a government report showed Tuesday.

Retailers expect biz conditions to improve in Q2

South Korean retailers' sentiment for the second quarter stayed strong on hopes of a recovery in domestic demands, with the index hitting a new high since the third quarter of 2011, a poll showed Tuesday.

Corporate reports show executives raking in high salaries

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest mobile phone maker, paid the highest wages to non-owner family company executives among conglomerates, annual reports filed Monday showed.

Samsung vice chairman received 6.7 bln won in wages in 2013: report

Sasmung Electronic Co.'s vice chairman Kwon Oh-hyun received 6.7 billion won (US$6.3 million) in wages last year, with other top executives also earning large sums of money, annual corporate data showed Monday.


The Korea Herald (

Two Koreas exchange fire across sea border

North Korea fired some 500 artillery shells near the Northern Limit Line on Monday, with about 100 of them falling south...

Samsung SDI merges with Cheil Industries

Cheil Industries, Samsung’s chemicals and materials manufacturer will be no more.Samsung SDI, ...

Tongyeong, unlikely home to contemporary music fest

TONGYEONG, South Gyeongsang Province ― The sleepy little fishing town of Tongyeong on Korea’s...

The superrich club of sports fans

The superrich’s pursuit of sports often goes beyond the role of spectator or a participant. Th...

Attention turn to ‘new type’ of N.K. nukes

With Pyongyang having threatened to conduct a “new type” of nuclear test, attention is being drawn to w...

A cautionary tale

The resignation of a senior judge in the southern city of Gwangju over the “emperor’s labo...

Corporate restructuring

Corporate restructuring has again emerged as a pressing issue for the Korean economy as the ...

North Korea’s nuclear tests

1st (Oct. 9, 2006)Testing material: plutoniumMagnitude of artificial earthquake: 3.9Explosive power: 1 kilotonInterval between rocket launch and nuclear test: 33 months 2nd (May 25, 2009)Testing mate...

[Herald Interview] Matchmaking website launched to help married people cheat

HONG KONG ― In Korea, where adultery could be prosecuted, an online website arranging extramar...

[Herald Interview] Lee Michelle talks empowerment and breaking down stereotypes

Lee Michelle was first introduced to the public eye after auditioning for the first season of p...

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