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The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Friday, April 17, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notices, humor from a generous former Asian ambassador and a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media this morning:

Lee Kyung-sik

Publisher-Chairman

Korea Post Media

P.S.: 1. To see the desired site, press down the Control key and click the blue URL of the media.

2. If received by a person other than the intended recipient, please kindly convey the mail to His/Her Excellency.

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The Korea Post news:

At Ansan Culture Plaza on May 1-3, 2015

Ansan City hosts International Street Drama Festival

The Ansan City, some 26 miles southwest of Seoul, hosts the 2015 Ansan International Street Drama Festival (AISDF) at the Ansan Culture Plaza on May 1-3, 2015 in a three-day run on the theme of City in Action! which is also a slogan for the event.

A total of 61 works will be presented during the Festival, namely 48 from Korea and 13 from nine foreign countries.

The AISDF poses a substantial contrast with conventional street drama festivals in the fact that it attempts to produce new works created through a harmonious merger between the intrinsic artistic value of the street dramas and regional features of Ansan.

Among the 12 official entries are six Korean works and the remaining six entries from a number of different countries, namely France, Australia, the Netherlands and Portugal.

The Korean works consist of (1) AnNyeong (literally, Hi!) created by Creative Group NoNI, (2) Falling As I Lean Against the Wall, (3) Living The Good Life by Ambiguous Dance Company, (4) Pyro Art Work by HWARANG Art Pyrotechnics (5) Donkey Shadow Trial by Art-Factory Comma And and (6) Tempest by THEATRE HADDANGSE. Among the six Korean works, the opening work is AnNyeong.

Among the foreign works, the opening entry is one from France named Envolee created by Aerosculpture Group. Others include the Megaphone Project by the Megaphone Project from Australia, The Poet on the Street from the Netherlands and the Remaining People from Portugal.

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For further details, please visit /news/view.html?section=161&category=181&no=898.

A scene from Envolee created by Aerosculpture Group of France.

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Todays humor:

Humor from a generous former Asian ambassador

A mans dream

Three dreams of a man:

To be as handsome as his mother thinks.

To be as rich as his child believes.

To have as many women as his wife suspects.

Kid humor

Fred came rushing in to his Dad. "Dad!" he puffed, "is it true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away?"

"That's what they say," said his Dad.

"Well, give me an apple quick. I've just broken the doctor's window!"

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Top headlines of major news media of Korea this morning:

KBS (http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/)

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Prosecutors to Question Associates of Sung Woan-jong

Park Open to Independent Counsel Probe on Sung's List

Park Leaves for 12-Day Trip to South America

PM Again Denies Receiving Illicit Funds

Seoul Pledges $300 Million Support to Developing Nations through World Bank

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Fewer S. Korean Companies Among World's Top 500

UN: 70% of N. Koreans Still Rely on Food Rations

Gov't to Offer Necessary Support for DMZ Crossing Event

Gov't Asks Gaeseong Firms to Submit Payment Statements

Ban Ki-moon Bewildered by Sung Woan-jong's Claims

U.S. Military Commander says THAAD Deployment in Discussions

US Studies Returning N. Korea to State Sponsors of Terrorism List

Sewol Memorial Rally Held in Central Seoul

Prosecutors to Question Associates of Sung Woan-jong

Families Cancel Sewol Memorial Ceremony

2 KBS Documentaries Honored at NY TV

19th-Century Japanese Map Labeled Dokdo as

Japanese Agency Distorts Ancient Korean

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Satellite Images from Arirang 3A Revealed

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S. Korea Defeats Russia in Women's Football Friendly

U.S. Military Commander says THAAD Deployment in Discussions

Ban Ki-moon Bewildered by Sung Woan-jong's Claims

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