The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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April 30, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Thursday, April 30, 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 news:

An independent wins in the opposition-strong Gwangju

Saenuri sweep 3 districts and NPAD loses all 4 at April-29 by elections

The ruling Saenuri Party swept three out of the total four electoral districts in the by-elections on April 19, 2015. The main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD) lost all four districts. The remaining one district went to an opposition-oriented independent candidate.

The main cause of the loss of elections by the NPAD is attributed to the division in the party. The outstanding result of this loss of unity in the NPAD came in the form of plural opposition candidates in the same district vis-?-vis a single ruling party candidate, where the favorable votes were split among the opposition candidates, while the ruling party candidate was able to solidify the votes of his supporters.

For further details, visit: /news/view.html?section=158&category=167&no=931

Winners: From left, Saenuri Party`s Shin Sang-jin andAhn Sang-soo, Independent Chun Jung-bae and the Saenuri Party`s Oh Shin-hwan (in the order of winning rate of votes)


The Korea Post notice:

Finally, it is 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

Ace Job

A man goes to a placement agency in London and asks if they have any jobs.

“Certainly,” replies the interviewer, “I’ve got an ace job - working in a strip club. What you would have to do is help the girls undress and dress, oil them and all that sort if things.”

“Sound good,” says the man.

“Great, can you get to Newcastle right now?”

“Why, is that where the job is?”

“No, that’s where the queue starts.”



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The ruling Saenuri Party won three out of the four seats in the April 29 by-election while the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD) came away empty-handed.

Incheon Tops Global Airport Service Ranking for 10th Straight Year

S. Korea Opens Int'l Bidding for Salvaging Sunken Ferry

Saenuri Grabs 3 Seats in By-Election, NPAD Comes Away Empty-Handed

S. Korea to Expand Rescue Team in Nepal

Revised Sewol Enforcement Ordinance Draft to Expand Scope of Probe

Samsung Regains No. 1 Position in Smartphone Market

KOSPI Ends Lower

Little Progress Made on Gaeseong Wage Dispute

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

S. Korean Fertilizer Sent to N. Korea

US, Japan to Seek Defense Ministers' Talks with S. Korea in May

Death Toll Tops 5,000 in Nepal; Korean Rescuers on Scene

Civic Groups Call for Abe's Apology at Capitol Lawn

S. Korea to Provide "Go Slow Mailbox" Service

More S. Koreans Make Donations and Volunteer Time

Seoul to Host Diverse Cultural Events in May

S. Korean Pianists to Compete in Chopin

Korean Fried Chicken Brand to be Sold at

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's Q1 car imports outpace exports by 3 major automakers

South Korea's car imports outpaced combined exports by three major automakers for the first time in the first quarter, industry data showed, indicating that the foreign car market is fast growing here.

Naver Q1 net gains 4.3 pct

Naver Corp., South Korea's top Internet portal operator, said Thursday its first-quarter earnings advanced 4.3 percent from a year earlier.

Industrial output dips 0.4 pct on-month in March

South Korea's industrial output declined in March from a month earlier due mainly to a sharp drop in electronic parts and metal products, a government report showed Thursday.

Inter-Korean trade hits record high in 2014: Seoul

South Korea said Thursday that the volume of inter-Korean trade hit a record high in 2014 on growth in exchanges at a joint industrial complex in the North despite Seoul's punitive sanctions on Pyongyang.

S. Korea to create arms acquisition academy

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N. Korea rebukes Abe for no apology for wartime sex slaver..

China seeks closer cooperation with N. Korea on public hea..

Inter-Korean trade hits record high in 2014: Seoul

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Kim Jong-un 'highly' likely to visit Russia in May:..

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KOSDAQ 696.31 UP 0.62 points (open)

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War victims condemn U.S. over Abe speech

S. Korea honors independence fighter against Japan's colon..

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


The Korea Times (

Plan to nominate sex slaves for Nobel Prize 

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'Abe should stop deceitful show' 

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Seoul subway and bus fares set to increase 

Seoul subway and bus fares will go up in June 

Samsung extends recovery momentum 

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Samsung rebrands Galaxy S6 for Japan 

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Lee Wan-koo, Hong-Joon-pyo may face summons 

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Property market showing recovery signs 

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Banks seek breakthrough through M&As overseas 

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DongA Ilbo (

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Basket player Shin Ji-hyun has high hopes for next season

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Weak yen hits a record low against Korean won

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A massive African-American riot in Baltimore

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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 (

Korean Engineering Faculties Perform Well in Global Rankings

Korean universities performed well in engineering and technology, according to the 2015 World University Rankings by Subject by Quacquarelli Symonds. Korean universities are most competitive in chemical engineering. >> Full Text

More Chinese Tourists Mean Headaches for Airlines

Chinese tourists now play a crucial role in ensuring profits for the tourism industry, but the massive growth of the demographic has brought fresh headaches for airlines and airports. Chinese passengers increasingly miss their flights or cause delays. >> Full Text

Japanese Cars Enjoy Resurgence in Korea

Japanese cars are enjoying renewed popularity here thanks to low fuel prices and the weak yen. Until last year, Japanese cars struggled in Korea as they were behind developing energy-efficient diesel cars, while European cars gained a price advantage thanks to the Korea-EU FTA. >> Full Text

Youngsters Feel Living Together Before Marriage Is OK

BMW's New Supercar Sells Out

Apple Reports Record Q1 Performance on Strong China Sales

Women with Poor Education More Prone to Depression

Huge Traffic Jams Expected This Long Weekend

Kim Yu-na Gives $100,000 to Help Nepali Children

SK Group Heiress Headed for Gulf of Aden


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

Changes to US-Japan defense guidelines called “historic transition”

Washington hoping revised guidelines will allow Japan to play a more active military role outside of its environs

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the US is ushering in major changes to the backbone of Washington’s Asia policy. The administration of President Barack Obama is now openly signaling its plans to beef up its containment of China with a stronger military alliance and economic cooperation with Tokyo.

Human rights activists assist others, but their own lives need attention

“When we, young activists, get together we often have this kind of conversation. How much longer are we going to be able to do this? We can’t even date with the money we make, so how are we going to get married and have kids?” -an activist who has been working with a local human rights organization for nine years .

Man arrested for barking like a dog at prosecutors

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[Interview] “I’m not pro-Korea or pro-Japan. I’m just a young academic who’s pro-history”

“I’m not pro-China, pro-Korea, or pro-Japan. I’m just a young academic who’s pro-history.”Alexis Dudden, a professor at the University of Connecticut, drew a heated response when she spearheaded a joint statement by US historians last February opposing the Shinzo Abe administration’s attempts to misrepresent Japan’s historical actions. .

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

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).


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

NPAD crushed in all 4 by-elections

Payoff scandal didn’t hurt because liberal field was overcrowded

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Samsung profits rebound

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Shinsegae Group opens its first business hotel

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Incheon airport lands 10th world-best award

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Creditors regroup as Kumho Industrial sale fails

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Aversion to things Korean spreads in Japan

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Stores of Korean migrants in Baltimore attacked

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With new evidence, Endotech plummets further

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Kospi slips as investor sentiment wanes

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After 70 years, Amore

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

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Now is time to decide on civil service pension reform

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Voter turnout rises in April 29 parliamentary by-elections

Polling stations opened for the April 29th parliamentary by-elections, which will be a big variable to determining the direction of parliamentary elections next year. .. ...04.29 17:50

LG’s flagship smartphone G4 is launched

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Social status inheritance becoming more apparent

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New US-Japan defense guidelines cloud North East Asia’s political landsca..

As the adjusted US-Japan guidelines for defense cooperation has further soured uncomfortable relations between the US-Japan and China, concerns are mounting that the n.. ...04.29 14:55

Proposed bid on Kumho Industrial acquisition rejected

The sale of Kumho Industrial is predicted to take some more time. That is because, as the bidding price of 600.7 billion won ($562 million won) offered by Hoban Constr.. ...04.29 14:24

Samsung Display to ramp up facilities on popularity of Galaxy S6 Edge

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Tax watchdog zeros in on suspected 140,000 tax dodgers

South Korea’s tax agency doubled the number of subjects under special supervision over possible comprehensive income tax evasion. With the move, the authority plans t.. ...04.29 11:22

S. Korean duty free shop losing price advantage to Japan

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The Kyunghyang Shinmoon (

Desperate Move by the "Queen of Elections," President Park Appears Center Stage One Day Before the Election

A day before the April 29 by-elections, President Park Geun-hye appeared center stage in the race between the ruling and opposition parties. In a message read b···

[Another "Honeymoon" for U.S. and Japan] Yoo Seong-min Criticizes, "Failure of the Park Geun-hye Government's Foreign Policy

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

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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···


The Korea Economic Daily (

Gov't to Begin FTA Talks with Latin American 7 Countries

The government will declare the launch of talks for free trade agreements with seven Latin American nations including Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Ecuador within June this year. Of these, six countries excluding Ecuador belong to the Secretariat for Central Am...

Manufacturing BSI Improves to 80 in April for 3 Consecutive Months

The Bank of Korea said on April 29, "The Business Survey Index for the manufacturing industry rose 3 points to 80 in April from the previous month." This is the higher increase in one year since April 2014 when the figure was 82. The manufacturing BSI has gone up for three consecutive months since F...

Domestic Banks' Overseas Offices Report 52% Higher 2014 Net Profit

The Financial Supervisory Service said on April 29 that overseas offices of Korean commercial banks earned net profit of US$630 million last year. This is 52.7 percent higher than that in 2013 when they made earnings of $410 million and accounts for 10.6 percent of total net profit of domestic banks...

Mobile Shopping Continues to Surge

The amount of mobile shopping transactions using smartphones continues on an upward trend, passing the 5-trillion-won mark in the first quarter of this year, first in history. According to the Online Shopping Trend report released by the National Statistical Office on April 29, the online shopping t...

Samsung Electronics’ Smartphone Business Recovers in 1Q

After going through a tough year in 2014, Samsung Electronics’ smartphone business reported higher than expected results in the first quarter of this year, showing a successful sign of overcoming the rough patch. Samsung Electronics announced on April 29 that it achieved a V-shaped recovery by post...


AJU Business Daily (

Actress Soohyun appears in Hollywood blockbuster 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'

South Korean actress Soohyun, also known as Claudia Kim, who plays the role of Dr. Joe in the Hollywood action blockbuster "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," poses for the camera during an interview with …

Model-turned-actor Hong Jong-hyun stars in comedy 'Meet the In-Laws 2'

Model-turned-actor Hong Jong-hyun, who plays the male lead role in comedy "Meet the In-Laws 2," poses for the camera during an interview with The Aju Business Daily at a cafe in Jongno-gu, central Seo…

Paul McCartney to hold 1st concert in South Korea May 2

Paul McCartney, a former member of the British band The Beatles, will give his first concert in South Korea this weekend, the organizer said Wednesday. The concert will be held at the Jamsil Stadiu…

Volunteers, officials release loaches, killer of mosquitos

MOSQUITO KILLER: Volunteers and officials from the Seocho-gu Office in southern Seoul release loaches into the Yangjae Stream on Wednesday, as part of efforts to get rid of mosquitos. A loach is known…

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…



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