The Korean daily media headlines and humor
The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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April 3, 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Thursday, April 3, 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:

Has Your Excellency made a reservation for The Korea Post tour of the Dangjin City for the Ambassadors and Madams on Friday 11 April 2014?

The Tour consists of:

Attending the opening ceremony of the traditional Korean Tug-of-War

Hands-on-experience of interesting cultural events, including trying-on of Joseon Dynasty costumes and photo-taking,

A visit to the plush Guest House and production facilities of Hyundai Steel, and

A visit of the Sacred Land of St. Kim Dae-geon.

In case Your Excellency has not yet received the Invitation, there is re-run of the invitation and itinerary of the Tour at 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:

Former President Jiang Zemin of China painted by Korean Artist Kim Dong-Hyun. 

    Artists Kim has painted many important figures of Korea and the world.


Humor from Korean economic dailies:

Hankuk Kyungje

Advantages of older women

-Older women know how to cook. Younger women only know how to dial to get pizza delivered.

-An older woman will never accuse you of stealing the best years of her youth because chances are someone else has stolen them first.

-An older woman introduces you to all of her girlfriends. A younger woman will avoid her girlfriends when she is with you, in case you get any ideas….

-An older woman will agree to go to McDonald’s with you for a meal.

-Older women are psychic. You never have to confess to having an affair, because somehow they always know.



S. Korea, US, Japan Nuke Envoys to Meet in Washington Next Week

South Korea, the United States and Japan are likely to hold a meeting of their top nuclear negotiators in Washington next week.

A number of diplomatic sources in Washington said Wednesday that the meeting comes as a follow-up measure to a trilateral summit held in The Hague last month. The sources said the three countries are coordinating views on when exactly to hold the meeting.

Forex Reserves Post New High in March

South Korea's foreign exchange reserves posted a new high last month, marking the ninth record-breaking month in a row.

Virginia Governor Signs Bill on East Sea Label for Textbooks

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed a bill requiring public school textbooks to label the waters between Korea and Japan as both “East Sea” and “Sea of Japan.”

Finance Minister, New BOK Chief Hold Meeting

2nd Round of Samsung, Apple Patent Suit Begins

Korean Language Educators Hold Workshop in Europe

Korean, Chinese Forced Laborers to Sue Japanese Companies

CDC to Release Data on Korean Genome for Research Purposes

'Minimum Living Expenses of W1.37 Mln Needed after Retirement'

Foreigners to Compete in Korean Speech Contest


Yonhap (

Obama to make overnight stay in Seoul after state visit to Tokyo: sources

On his upcoming tour of Asia, U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to stay in South Korea less than two days, while considering a three-day state visit to Japan, diplomatic sources here said Wednesday.

S. Korea says two drones are from N. Korea

South Korea has concluded that the two drones that were recently found near the border with North Korea were from the communist nation, a defense ministry official said Wednesday, prompting the military to seek measures to tighten air space security.

S. Korean workers for USFK plan to strike in late April

South Korean workers employed by U.S. forces here plan to stage a general strike later this month to protest a wage freeze and demand improvement in working conditions, t..

Top court accepts judge's resignation over ex-tycoon's jail labor

The nation's top court on Wednesday accepted the resignation of a senior judge for delivering a controversial ruling that valued a convicted former tycoon's prison labor ..

S. Korea to sell 5 tln won in Treasury bills in April

South Korea plans to sell 5 trillion won (US$4.7 billion) worth of Treasury bills in April, the finance ministry said Thursday.

Public sector spending jumps 46 pct over five years in 2012

Spending by South Korea's public sector jumped 46 percent in 2012 compared with five years earlier, its total accounting for nearly half of the country's nominal gross domestic product (GDP), the central bank said Thursday.

Korea's FX reserves hit record high in March

South Korea's foreign-exchange reserves set a record high in March on the rise in the value of non-dollar assets and investment profit, the central bank said Thursday.

Renault Samsung vows to become S. Korea's No. 3 by 2016

Renault Samsung Motors Co., the local unit of French automaker Renault S.A., said Wednesday that it will strive to become South Korea's No. 3 carmaker in terms of domestic sales by 2016.

Samsung General Chemicals absorbs Samsung Petrochemical

Samsung General Chemicals Co., an unlisted unit of South Korea's Samsung Group, said Wednesday that it will merge with Samsung Petrochemical Co., another unlisted subsidiary.


The Korea Herald (

Crashed drones are from North Korea’

Seoul officials said Wednesday that North Korea was “highly likely” to have deployed the two crashed drones recently d...

Korea mulls adjusting list of items subject to excise tax

Policymakers are poised to adjust the targets for a special excise tax in reflection of the cha...

Chile orders evacuation as 8.2-magnitude quake kills 6

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit northern Chile's Pacific coast Tuesday, killing at leas...

Ghosn puts RSM at frontline of global strategy

Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, said Wednesday at a ...

Drones emerging as core military assets

Unmanned aerial vehicles are emerging as core military assets for intelligence gathering, surveillance an...

A decade of FTAs

South Korea launched free trade with Chile 10 years ago this week. The free trade pact signe...

Debt-to-GDP ratio hits 265% in 2013

The nation’s combined debt held by households, companies and the government was almost three times larger than the size of the South Korean economy in 2013, according to data from the Bank of Korea o...

Delivering voices of Iranian women

Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat has lived most of her life outside of her home country. She l...


The Korea Times (

'NK drone snooped over Park's office'

Two crashed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) belonged to North Korea, the Ministry of National Defense said Wednesday. It was reported that the drone photographed Cheong Wa Dae and military facilities. Ministry officials declined...

'Apple targeting Google'

Apple’s patent infringement litigation is “an attack on Google’s Android open source operating system,” experts said Wednesday. This means that the l

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