The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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April 29, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notice, humor from a Korean business daily 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

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


The Korea Post notice:

Finally, it is the day after tomorrow! Please do not miss this rare opportunity to view the entire expanse of the Siwaho Tide Electric Power Plant from a 100-meter-high Observation Tower during the tour of the 2015 Ansan International Street Arts Festival on Friday afternoon, May 1, 2015.

Excellencies and Madams will also see the highly classified Power Generation Facilities under the ground and see a 10-minute introductory video.

As mentioned in the Schedule of Invitation already transmitted to Your Excellency, the meeting time is 2 pm and the meeting place is Grand Hyatt Seoul.

Partly cloudy skies are forecast for the day with a high of 27 degrees centigrade and a low of 14 degrees.

If Your Excellency has not made a reservation, please call David Chung (English) or Ms. Kim Jung-mi (Korean) at 2298-1740/2, 1745/6, 010-3481-1101 (David) or 010-3388-1682 (Ms. Kim).


Show the food of your country to the Korean people, expatriates

For exhibition at the Namyangju Slow Food & Life Expo in October this year to be sampled by half a million people expected to visit during the Expo.

Please introduce the mouth-watering food of your country while it is hot.

(Please send the recipe and comments to, or


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.

Ambassadors and Madams are invited to attend the opening ceremony on May 1, 2015. For our possible transmission failures, please call Tel 2298-1740/2, 010-5201-1740 or send an email to or

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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Today’s humor:

Hankuk Kyungje

Getting Refreshed

In a stressful American city a man stepped into an elevator on his way to the 15th floor.

As the door was shut, he discovered that all the indicator buttons were lit.

Furious at the prospect of stopping on every floor, he suddenly noticed, taped to the door, a piece of paper with a handwritten note:

“In the middle of the day full of pressure and haste, my gift to you is a fully justified break. So enjoy a few moments of total peace.”

He did just that as the elevator slowly made its way upward. When he got to his floor, he found himself amazingly refreshed.



The April 29 by-election will be held Wednesday.

Polls will open at 6:00 in the morning and close at 8:00 in the evening at 309 voting sites.

Japanese PM Doesn't Offer Apology on Sex Slave Issue

Foreign Minister says Japan should Reflect on Past

By-Election Polls Open

Parties Criticize Abe's Harvard Speech for Lacking Apology

Korea, Japan Finance Ministers to Meet in May

KOSPI Ends Lower

Export Prospects Bright for Semiconductors, Home Appliances

S. Korea Not to Approve Food Aid to N. Korea

S. Korean Fertilizer Sent to N. Korea

Gov’t Approves First Fertilizer Aid to N. Korea Since 2010 Sanctions

Deaths in Nepal Quake Top 4,400

N. Korea, Russia Accelerating Economic Cooperation

S. Korean Cities, Civic Groups Send Relief to Quake-Hit Nepal

Wage Gap Between Regular, Non-Regular Workers Widens

32 Million People to Travel During May Holiday

S. Korean Pianists to Compete in Chopin

Korean Fried Chicken Brand to be Sold at

Religious Groups to Help Quake-Hit Nepal

S. Korea, Chile to Boost Cooperation in Space Sciences

New Study Finds Phytoncide Levels Reach Highest in Morning

Gov't to Hold Contest to Discover Business Ideas

Lydia Ko Wins Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic for 2nd Straight Time

Ji So-yun Named PFA Women's Player of the Year

Pyeongchang Committee Forms Overseas Advisory Group


Yonhap (

S. Korea to send 30 more rescue workers to Nepal

South Korea said Wednesday it will dispatch 30 more rescue workers and medics to Nepal later this week, with the death toll of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake there having exceeded 5,000.

S. Korea, Japan to resume finance ministers' talks

South Korea and Japan will resume talks between their finance ministers next month to discuss economic and fiscal issues, despite strained diplomatic ties, the Seoul government said Wednesday.

Park makes slow recovery from illness

President Park Geun-hye is recovering from ill health caused by fatigue slower than expected, an official said Wednesday.

Samsung Electronics' Q1 net plunges 39 pct on-year

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its net profit dipped 39 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier due to weak smartphone sales. Net income reached 4.63 trillion won (US$4.32 billion) in the January-March period, compared with 7.6 trillion won a year earlier, the company said in a regulatory filing.

Environment ministers of S. Korea, China, Japan set for ta..

S. Korea to send 30 more rescue workers to Nepal

Park makes slow recovery from illness

Wednesday's weather forecast

SK chief's daughter to fight piracy in Arabian Sea

U.S., Japan express commitment to diplomatic solution to N..

Japan's greater military role double-edged sw..

S. Korea not mulling massive food aid to N. Korea

U.S. seeks Russia's role in N. Korea's ..

Inter-Korean tension worsens in Q1: survey

Samsung's Q1 net dips 39 pct on weak smartphone sal..

Dongkuk Steel's Brazilian steel mill operator raises US$3 ..

S. Korea-Turkey trade up 6.2 pct in 2nd year of FTA

S. Korean builders, steelmakers suffer rating downgrades

Seoul shares open higher on large-cap gains

Beast to hold 1st solo concert in Hong Kong

CJ-hosted K-pop convention due on U.S. east coast

Ex-figure skater Kim Yu-na donates US$100,000 for Nepal qu..

Rangers' Choo goes hitless for 6th straight game


The Korea Times (

Four by-elections today 

More than 300 polling stations will open today so voters can fill four parliamentary seats in Seoul, Incheon, Seongnam and Gwangju. 

Ex-presidential secretary to be questioned 

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Won hits seven-year high against yen 

The won has reached its highest level against the yen in more than seven years. 

Lippert stresses cooperation on environment, energy 

The U.S. wants to cooperate with Korea on the “new frontiers” of environmental issues, energy poli...

NK dampens hope for inter-Korean talks 

Hopes for a resumption of inter-Korean talks took a blow Tuesday when the North called the South a destroyer of conversation. 

FitBit launches new wearable 

FitBit released Tuesday a new Charge HR-branded wearable device. 

Singer said he see ghosts to evade military service 

A Seoul court sentenced singer Kim Woo-joo to one year in prison, Monday, for attempting to evade ... 

No change in US policy on North Korean nuclear issue 

President Obama will discuss the North Korean nuclear issue with Japanese Prime Minis...

US-Japan alliance boosted 

As Japan expands its international security role with American blessing, the U.S. will deploy more of its most-advanced weapons to Japan, as part...

Used item transaction sites vulnerable to scams 

One user recently posted a comment at DC Inside, one of the nation’s biggest Internet forums, on how he made nearly one billion won ($934,000) in three days.


DongA Ilbo (

Weak yen hits a record low against Korean won

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A massive African-American riot in Baltimore

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32 million expected to move during May golden week holidays

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Bournemouth promoted to the Premier League in 125 years

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`Captain America` Chris Evans in trouble due to sexual harassment remarks

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Controversies over N. Korean leader’s call for ‘highest-level’ talks 

Ki Sung-yueng, Son Heung-min as promising Korean soccer players 

New year’s wishes change over time 

Samsung’s mobile phone beats Apple to top ACSI 

Actor Lee Jung-jae reported to be in a relationship with Daesang heiress 

N. Korean leader shows willingness to hold inter-Korean summit 

U.S. military base in Yongsan bans civilian drones, model aircrafts 

Japanese police on 14-year manhunt for cruel murderer


Chosun Ilbo (

Youngsters Feel Living Together Before Marriage Is OK

Young Koreans have predominantly liberal views about marriage now, a study suggests, with more than half saying it is OK for unmarried couples to cohabit. Seven out of 10 are in favor of cross-cultural marriages. >> Full Text

Women with Poor Education More Prone to Depression

The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs analyzed depression trends among women from 2010 to 2012 and found that the lowest income group had a 24.8 percent depression rate compared to 13.8 percent at the highest income group. >> Full Text

Small SUVs Just Keep On Coming

Small SUVs have been sweeping the market here since the start of this year as more young motorists pick them as their starter automobile. Their popularity is due chiefly to their showy dimensions but also to good performance, design and convenience with an acceptable price tag. >> Full Text

N.Korea Gives Up on Big Collective Farms

Samsung Frets About Prospects for Flagship Phone

Seoul Resumes Fertilizer Aid to N.Korea

Korea Sends Emergency Workers to Nepal

Park Cancels Appointments Due to Ill Health

Doctors Sound Warning Over Child Obesity

Korean Fried-Chicken Chain Takes on U.S. Stadiums


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

Pres. Park deflects blame on corruption scandal after returning to Seoul

After returning from S. America, Park conveys hasty statement ahead of Apr. 29 by-elections

President Park Geun-hye broke her silence after a chaotic ten-day absence from South Korea, pledging to root out corruption that recently surfaced in a scandal that implicated high-ranking members of her government. Park made a statement on Apr. 28, shortly after returning from a four-country tour of Latin America. A spokesperson said that when Park returned she was suffering from ill health and might take some time off.

Amendment of guidelines means closer US-Japan military cooperation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explained in a Wall Street Journal interview on Apr. 27 what Japan’s expanded military role and tighter military coordination with the US would mean after a recent amendment of the two countries’ defense cooperation guidelines.“If there was an attack against the U.S. [Aegis] destroyer [near Japan], Japan would not be able to prevent that from happening under the current law,” Abe said in the interview. .

Sewol committee launches sit-in, giving Pres. Park until May 1

On Apr. 27, Lee Seok-tae, chair of the special committee set up to investigate the tragic sinking of the Sewol ferry, announced that the committee would stop working and start a sit-in at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul. Lee wants President Park Geun-hye to address the issue of the enforcement decree for the special Sewol Law, which is infringing on the independence of the special committee. .

In Seoul, the UN of flophouses thrives

“We don’t have civil service exams in France. Needless to say, we don’t have flophouses for exam takers, either.” - Olivia Girade “We have studio apartments like this in Nigeria, but they’re much bigger.” - The rooms, 16-26 square meters in size, with an area for preparing simple meals and a small bathroom: basically the same as any other flophouse, with a monthly rent of 350,000 to 400,000 won (US$326-$373). .

Pres. Park back from overseas trip, with a mountain of crises awaiting her

After completing her tour of four countries in Latin America with a visit to Brazil, President Park Geun-hye departed from Sao Paulo, Brazil, early in the morning of Apr. 26 and arrived at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province on the morning of Apr. 27. While the Blue House asserts that Park achieved clear results on the 12-day trip - her longest since becoming president - the political situation at home during her absence was a chaotic series of crises. .

Expansion of Japan’s military role from regional to global

A little over a year and a half ago on Oct. 3, 2013, South Korean received some shocking news like a bolt from the blue. “We welcome Japan’s efforts, including its exercise of collective self-defense,” came the message. It was an open expression of support from the US for Japan’s new collective self-defense rights, with Washington declaring at a U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee (2 2) meeting that day that it would greatly bolster the US-Japan alliance’s capabilities in responding to a changing security environment in the Asia-Pacific region.” .

[Reporter’s notebook] US calling on S. Korea and Japan to “stitch up” historical disagreements

On the afternoon of Apr. 16, we were in the Dean Acheson Auditorium on the first floor of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The vice foreign ministers of South Korea, the US, and Japan had just completed a trilateral meeting and were holding a joint press conference. Perhaps because this was the first meeting that the vice foreign ministers of the three countries had held, there was nervousness in the air.When South Korean First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Tae-yong was speaking,


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

Seoul wary of new U.S.-Japan defense guidelines

The Korean government urged continued consultation and transparency from the United States and Japan in regards to new bilateral defense cooperation guidelines signed Monday amid concerns of rising militarism in Japan. This new U.S.-Japan defense cooperation pact enables Japan’s Self-Defense Forces…

Appeals court brands Sewol captain a murderer

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Park puts focus on pardons in payoff scandal

President Park Geun-hye took direct aim at the main opposition party Tuesday by promising an investigation into special pardons given during the Roh Moo-hyun presidency…

Hyundai Heavy keeps sinking in Q1

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Kumho Industrial attracts single bid

Kumho Industrial, the crucial affiliate of Kumho Asiana Group, is likely to be handed to a new owner after Hoban Construction submitted the only bid.…

Lower marketing costs boost profits of LG U

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Hyundai Card helps its retirees move on in life

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At Harvard, Abe doesn’t apologize to sex slaves

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Presidents’ brothers facilitated Sung’s pardons, source claims

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Shinhan’s new branch multitasks

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Yen below 900 won for first time in seven years

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Economy looking up despite Kospi slide

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1st C-Festival starts Friday

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Maeil Kyungje (neutral-oriented conservative, economic/business): (

S. Korean duty free shop losing price advantage to Japan

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Park pledges to fight off corruption ahead of by-elections

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Sewol ferry captain sentenced to life in jail

South Korean ferry Sewol’s captain Lee Jun-seok, 70, who caused deaths of 304 passengers without taking appropriate steps to rescue them, was sentenced to life in jai.. ...04.28 17:34

Opposition party denounces President’s message

The main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD) strongly protested President Park Geun-hye’s public message Tuesday, where Park expressed regret over t.. ...04.28 17:33

SK Telecom set to launch ‘home IoT’ service

South Korea’s largest mobile carrier SK Telecom (SKT) will launch ‘home IoT (Internet of Things)’ service on May 19, in which home appliances are embedded with comm.. ...04.28 17:09


Hyundai Motor to form body for ‘transparent management’

It took just 41 days before Hyundai Motor Group chairman Chung Mong-koo accepted shareholders’ proposal that Hyundai Motor should be the most transparent company. At.. ...04.28 14:52

Gov’t to carry out sweeping budget reform

The government subsidy spiked from 40 trillion won ($37.3 billion) in 2009 to 58 trillion won this year, with the research and development budget rising from 13 trilli.. ...04.28 14:43

Park accepts premier’s resignation

South Korean president Park Geun-hye accepted the resignation of prime minister Lee Wan-koo on Monday when she returned from her trip to four Latin American countries... ...04.28 11:14

Re-approval process puts 3 home shopping channels on edge

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Gov’t subsidy to be cut by $5.58bn

The amount of government subsidy which has been on the rise every year will be cut by about 6 trillion won ($5.58 billion) next year. The government’s R&D budget will.. ...04.27 17:54


The Kyunghyang Shinmoon (

Lee Wan-koo 'I Have Much to Say, But I'll Leave in Silence'

President Park Geun-hye returned from her trip of four Latin American countries on April 27 and accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo that afte···

Special Committee for the Sewol, 'Failed to Enact the Decree in Over 6 Months... Call for the President's Decision'

Chairman Lee Suk-tae and some standing members of the Special Committee for the April 16 Sewol Disaster engaged in a sit-in on April 27 demanding the enactment ···

South Korea's Diplomacy 'Goes Missing,' While Situation Surrounding the Korean Peninsula Rocks Countries related to the Korean Peninsula are acting quickly to adapt to the changing international security and economic environment, and signs of a change in ···

[Editorial] What Has the Sung Wan-jong List Investigation Team Been Up to During the Last Two Weeks?

It has been more than two weeks since the Prosecutors' Office gathered a special investigation team for the Sung Wan-jong list. Let's summarize the investigat···

Angry at Attempt to Divert Investigation: Moon Aims at President Park

New Politics Alliance for Democracy leader Moon Jae-in personally requested the adoption of a special prosecutor in relation to the Sung Wan-jong scandal on Apr···

[Editorial] Revised South Korea-U.S. Nuclear Agreement, Not All Good News

Assessments of the revised nuclear agreement reached between South Korea and the U.S. were generally positive in South Korea. This is probably because the n···

[South Korea-U.S. Initial a Nuclear Agreement] Both Countries Save Face by Expanding 'Superficial' Autonomy between Nonproliferation and Nuclear Sovereignty

The revised nuclear agreement between South Korea and the U.S. which the two countries initialed on April 22 gives South Korea significantly more room to move c···

Ruling Party Blurs Government Corruption Issue by Including the Opposition Party in the Sung Wan-jong Investigation

The ruling party is trying to distract the public from focusing on the true nature of the Sung Wan-jong list scandal by trying to include the opposition party. ···


The Korea Economic Daily (

KB Financial Regains Top Position among Banks in Terms of Net Profit in 6 Years

KB Financial Group regained the No. 1 position among commercial banks in terms of net profit in six years. The group said on April 28 that its consolidated net profit for the first quarter was 605.0 billion won, up 68.4 percent from the same period last year. Shinhan Financial Group, which was the t...

[Market Insight] Former Samsung Electronics President Buys Dongbu LED at 11 Bil. Won

A private equity firm led by former Samsung Electronics president Kim Jae-wook will acquire Dongbu LED, a company currently being considered for a workout program. BNW Investment for which Mr. Kim is president created Stellar Private Equity Fund jointly with a KOSDAQ company in electronic components...

Hyundai Engineering Clinches Waste Treatment Plant Deal in Colombia

Hyundai Engineering has set out on April 27 to make plans for improving waste treatment systems in Colombia. The projects call for coming up with master plans for building waste treatment plants in Santa Marta, a city 740 kilometers north of the country's capital Bogota, and Ibague, a city 130 kilom...

LG U Sees Sales Down but Operating Profit Up Sharply in 1Q

LG U recorded a double-digit growth in operating profit in the first quarter of this year, although its sales fell. The hike in operating profit is attributable primarily to the reduction in marketing expenses and investment in plants and equipment. LG U announced on Aril 28 that it posted an oper...

Samsung’s Global Sales of Zipel T9000 Exceed 30,000 Units in 1Q

Samsung Electronics announced on April 28 that its global sales of Zipel T9000 refrigerator passed the 30,000 mark in the first quarter of this year. A Samsung official said, “Despite the first quarter being a traditionally slower time for the sales of refrigerators, the Zipel T9000 was sold more t...


AJU Business Daily (

National Assembly by-elections to be held in 4 districts Wednesday

AUTOMATIC BALLOT-SORTING MACHINES: Election management officials conduct a trial run of automatic ballot-sorting machines for vote-counting at a primary school in Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Tuesday, a day befo…

DPM Choi Kyung-hwan presides over Cabinet meeting

ACTING PRIME MINISTER: Deputy Prime Minister-Minister of Finance and Strategy Choi Kyung-hwan bangs the gavel during a Cabinet meeting in the Government Complex building in central Seoul, Tuesday. Cho…

Navy Look Festival held in Seoul

NAVY UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT: Models present Navy uniforms and equipment for special warfare during the Navy Look Festival, which was held at the Gwanghwamun Plaza in central Seoul Tuesday to mark the 47…

Prospective homebuyers pack show house of apartment complex in Seoul

MODEL HOME: Visitors line up in front of a show house (also called a model home) of the E-pyonhansesang Hwarangdae Apartment Complex to be built in Muk-dong, Jungnang-gu, Seoul. Sunday. About 16,000 p…

China export fair opens at KINTEX

KOREA-CHINA FTA BUSINESS PLAZA: An export fair for small and medium-sized South Korean enterprises looking to sell their products to Chinese consumers opened at the Korea International Exhibition (KIN…

Romantic noir thriller 'The Shameless' to open in May

ACTRESS JEON DO-YEON: South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon speaks during an event for "The Shameless," one of three homegrown films that have been invited to sidebar competition and non-competition categ…

Children participate in safety training program

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: Children set off portable fire extinguishers during a safety training program at a park in Yeouido, Seoul, Thursday. The program was divided into several categories, such as disast…

Nearly 60% of South Korean high school students are Facebook users: poll

Nearly 60 percent of South Korean high school students are Facebook users, a survey showed Friday. According to the online poll of 7,217 high schools conducted by the Educational Broadcasting Sys…

South Korean consumer sentiment rises in April

Confidence among South Korean consumers rose in April, the central bank said Friday. The country's composite consumer sentiment index (CCSI) for April stood at 104, up three points from the pre…

Diageo Korea releases new vodkas 'Smirnoff Espresso' and 'Smirnoff Blueberry'

VODKAS WITH ALCOHOLIC CONTENT OF 37.5%: Models pose with new vodkas "Smirnoff Espresso" and "Smirnoff Blueberry," both (with an alcoholic content of 37.5 percent) rolled out by Diageo Korea, the local…



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