The Korean daily media headlines and humor
The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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April 4, 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Friday, April 4, 2014

Here are The Korea Post news and 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 news:

Wives of ambassadors show their live flower arrangement works

The Garden Club of Seoul hosted a Live Flower Arrangement Exhibition at the Raemian Gallery in Seoul on April 3, 2014, where on display were a total of 26 live flower arrangement works created by spouses of the ambassadors of 16 member countries of the Seoul Diplomatic Corps (SDC) and some Korean ladies. Prior to the opening of the exhibition, spouses of the ambassadors of all the participating countries created a joint work of live flower arrangement on a large round table in the middle of the exhibition hall. Each lady put a piece or two of flowers in the large jar. Please scroll down to the end of this Article for more information. (For further details and photos of all the live flower arrangement works done by the spouses of the ambassadors are at:    .)

First-term Chairperson Mrs. Im Wha-kong of the Seoul Garden Club (fifth from left, front row) and

Co-President Mrs. Anne Wight of the Club (wife of the British ambassador, second from left) pose

with the spouses of the ambassadors who jointly created the large live flower arrangement work

on the round table in addition to the individual works on display. Ambassador and Mrs. Bessho

Koro of Japan are seen seventh and eighth from left, respectively, in the rear row.


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:

Seoul Kyungje

A young lady is in the hospital for an operation.

She says, "Doc, how long after my operation will I have to wait until I can have sex again?"

He says, "You know, Miss Stukowski, you're the first person who ever asked me that before a tonsillectomy!"

Hankuk Kyungje


At a luxury hotel in San Francisco, a woman stepped into the glass-enclosed outside elevator to ride down from the rooftop lounge.

“You know,” she remarked to another woman, “my husband would hate riding this elevator. Heights make him dizzy and sick to his stomach.”

She paused a second, and then added, “And he’s an airline pilot.” The elevator descended a few more floors before one man asked softly, “Which airline?”



S. Korea, US, Japan's Nuke Envoys to Meet on Monday

South Korea, the United States and Japan have jointly announced that their chief delegates to the six-way nuclear talks will meet in Washington on Monday.

The meeting will be attended by South Korea’s newly-appointed nuclear envoy, Hwang Joon-kook, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies and Junichi Ihara, the head of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau.

'Drone Crahsed in Baengnyeong Took Photos of Border Islands'

The drone which crashed on Baengnyeong Island in the western sea border on Monday is confirmed to have taken photos over the border islands, Socheong and Daecheong.

S. Korea to Take Firm Action on Japan's Claims in Textbooks

Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se says South Korea will take firm and swift measures if Japan makes unjust claims when it announces newly approved school textbooks this week.

S.Korea, Norway Open Collaborative Polar Research Center

Gov't to Support Patent Holding Small Businesses

S. Korea to Begin Second Preliminary TPP Talks

FAO to Provide US$400,000 to N.Korea for Combating FMD

USFK Chief Says N. Korean Provocations Are Only Pattern

Gov't Says Drone Launched from N. Korea's West Coast


Yonhap (

Kolon wins in appeals court over DuPont in U.S. lawsuit

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday overturned a 2012 verdict against Kolon Industries Inc. of South Korea that awarded DuPont Co. $919.9 million in damages.

S. Korea, U.S., Japan to hold talks on N. Korean nuke programs next week

The chief nuclear envoys of South Korea, the United States and Japan plan to hold trilateral talks next week to explore ways to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, the foreign ministry here said Thursday.

Libya closes embassy in N. Korea in 2013: Seoul diplomat

Libya closed its embassy in North Korea last year and its relationship with the communist country is at "the minimum level," the South Korean envoy to the North African country said Thursday.

Wando puts final touches on int'l seaweed expo

South Korea's first international seaweed-themed expo on Wando island is undergoing the finishing touches before its opening one week from now, organizers sa..

Kolon wins in appeals court over DuPont in U.S. lawsuit

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday overturned a 2012 verdict against Kolon Industries Inc. of South Korea that awarded DuPont Co. $919.9 million in damages. DuPont, ..

New Genesis to start at US$38,000 in U.S. market: Hyundai Motor

Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday that the base price for its all-new Genesis premium sedan to be sold in the United States has been set at US$38,000.

S. Korean financial market remains steady on global recovery: regulator

South Korea's financial regulator said Thursday that South Korea's financial market remained steady in the first quarter of this year on the back of recovery in advanced markets.

Former presidential aide picked to head state-run travel board

A professor who previously worked for President Park Geun-hye has been picked to head South Korea's state-run tourism organization, sources said Thursday.

Hanwha E&C paid additional 540 billion won in advance for Iraq project

Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp., one of South Korea's leading builders, said Thursday that it has received an additional 540 billion won (US$510.6 million) in advance payment for its Iraq city project that will kick off next month.


The Korea Herald (

Lack of drone defense raises ire

Criticism is mounting over the South Korean military’s ill-preparedness against North Korea’s drone-based military act...

Obama may visit Seoul on April 25

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to visit South Korea on April 25 following a three-day ...

USFK chief warns of N.K. surprise attack, fallout from budget cuts

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) ― The North Korean regime is so dangerous that it can attack South Korea w...

Samsung, Google and homosexuality

Perhaps it is not surprising that a gap exists between Silicon Valley IT firms such as Google a...

Lotte Shopping chief faces kickbacks claims

It is a widely known fact that the retail sector is one of the least transparent segments in Korea.Kickba...

Drones from the North

The Defense Ministry’s conclusion that the two drones recently found near the inter-Korean ...

Legislative agenda

The 19th National Assembly wraps up the first half of its four-year term with a monthlong ex...

Korea has world’s 7th-largest shadow finance sector

South Korea was found to have the world’s seventh-highest ratio of services provided by “shadow banks” -- referring to financial institutions that are not actually banks but deliver similar roles -...

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