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The Korean daily media headlines and humorMay 26, 2015
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The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notice, humor from a generous former Asian ambassador and 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

Publisher-Chairman

Korea Post Media

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Todays humor:

Humor from a generous former Asian ambassador

Marital

A young couple gets married, and the groom asks his bride if he can have a dresser drawer of his own that she will never open. The bride agrees.

After 30 years of marriage, she notices that his drawer has been left open. She peeks inside and sees 3 golf balls and $1,000.

She confronts her husband and asks for an explanation. He explains "Every time I was unfaithful to you, I put a golf ball in the drawer."

She figures 3 times in 30 years isn't bad and asks "But what about the $1,000?"

He replied "Whenever I got a dozen golf balls, I sold them"

Pastor on his deathbed

An old pastor lay dying. He sent a message for an Internal Revenue Service agent and his lawyer to come to the hospital.

When they arrived, they were ushered up to his room. As they entered the room, the pastor held out his hands and motioned for them to sit on each side of the bed.

The pastor grasped their hands, sighed contentedly, smiled and stared at the ceiling. For a time, no one said anything.

Both the IRS agent and lawyer were touched and flattered that the old man would ask them to be with him during his final moments.

They were also puzzled because the pastor had never given any indication that he particularly liked either one of them.

Finally, the Lawyer asked, Pastor, why did you ask the two of us to come here?

The old pastor mustered all his strength, and then said weakly, Jesus died between two thieves, and that`s how I`d like to go.

Priceless!

Military humour

An army battalion was to host a 'Cocktail' to welcome the new Brigade Commander.

A circular was duly sent out saying: "Cocktail to start at 7 pm in Officers' Mess."

The CO noticed the spelling error and ordered the Adjutant to issue a corrigendum.

The corrigendum read as under: "Refer to circular, kindly read tail instead of fail - the cock stands as it is!"

Hankuk Kyungje

Generation Gap

One evening, three women went to a night-club, only to find that it was packed with young people. At 40, they had to feel old.

As they were turning back, a tall, handsome man approached them. What he said to one of them came as a fresh reminder that they were old.

Remember me? You taught me in third grade.

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

US to Bolster Missile Defense Against N. Korea

The U.S. Senate is seeking to newly develop or significantly improve its defense against North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Health Authorities Confirm 4th MERS Case

Libyan Police Arrest Suspects in S. Korean Embassy Attack

President to Submit Motion Seeking Approval for PM Nominee

Park Prays for Unity on Buddha's Birthday

NPAD Reform Panel Begins Selection Process

S. Korean Start-Ups Struggle to Survive

KT Sets up Satellite LTE System on Dokdo

Malaysian Education Minister Hails S. Korea's Innovation-led Growth

Gaeseong Firms to Pay Wages This Week

Civic Groups, Businesspeople Urge S. Korea to Lift May 24 Measures

N. Korea Demands Inter-Korean Probe into Cheonan Sinking

Japanese Scholars Urge an End to Sex Slavery Distortion

Libyan Police Arrest Suspects in S. Korean Embassy Attack

US to Bolster Missile Defense Against N. Korea

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Yonhap (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr)

NK leader hails scientists involved in SLBM test-firing

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un praised scientists who were involved in what the North claimed was a successful test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), the North's media said Tuesday.

Two key Samsung units announce merger

Cheil Industries Inc. and Samsung C&T Corp., two key affiliates of South Korea's top conglomerate, Samsung Group, said Tuesday they are planning to merge by the end of August, a move seen as part of groupwide efforts to speed up the group's leadership change.

S. Korea, Uzbekistan discuss biz cooperation

South Korea and Uzbekistan held a business forum in Seoul on Tuesday to discuss ways to expand bilateral economic and corporate cooperation.

Park names head of think tank as vice transport minister

President Park Geun-hye appointed the head of a state-run think tank as vice minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, a South Korean official said Tuesday.

Two key Samsung units announce merger

S. Korea, Uzbekistan discuss biz cooperation

Seoul shares open lower on U.S. rate hike bets

S. Korea takes up 75 pct of mobile DRAM market in Q1

Two key Samsung units announce merger

S. Korea to travel to Southeast Asia for friendly, World C..

S. Korean golfer soars in Presidents Cup standings

Police investigating basketball coach over match-fixing al..

Gwangju Universiade torch arrives in S. Korea

Park renews commitment for economic takeoff and ref..

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The Korea Times (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)

Lee hopes to inspire young K-pop singers

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NK couple kidnapped by IS militants

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Cheong Wa Dae bets on PM confirmation

Cheong Wa Dae is making an all-out effort to ensure prime minister-designate Hwang Kyo-ahn passes ...

THAAD is no perfect solution

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Luxury brands opt to keep things secret

Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel and other foreign luxury goods makers are seeking to keep the lid on their corporate information here by converting the structure...

Gov't to push peak wage system

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Gunsan police to introduce 'body cameras'

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Arson suspected in textile warehouse fire

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Builders hit by declining orders from Middle East

Construction companies are having a hard time securing contracts in the Middle East because oil-rich countries have become reluctant to carry out construction...

Hyundai Heavy delivers 2,000th ship

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has become the worlds first shipbuilder to deliver its 2,000th shi...

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DongA Ilbo (http://english.donga.com)

China upgrades documents on comfort women to nation-grade historic records

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Chung Mong-kyu, Lee Bu-jin eye worlds largest urban duty-free shops in Seoul

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N. Korea completes military bunkers across Yeonpyeong Island

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Police arrest gang over online banking fraud

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Poet Lee Je-ha releases drawing of daughter`s caricature

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UNESCO: Japanese facilities not suitable to world cultural heritage purpose

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Controversies over N. Korean leaders call for highest-level talks

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

New years wishes change over time

Samsungs mobile phone beats Apple to top ACSI

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Chosun Ilbo (http://english.chosun.com)

Chinese Are Happiest Expats in Seoul

Chinese residents are the most satisfied group of foreigners in Seoul while Japanese are least happy, a survey by the Seoul Metropolitan Government finds. Chinese expats gave living conditions here a score of 7.34 out of 10, while Japanese gave it just 5.67 points. >> Full Text

China to Cut Tariffs on Cosmetics, Clothing

China will cut import tariffs on consumer goods including cosmetics and clothes next month. The measure is expected to benefit Korean manufacturers. The Chinese government announced last month that the tariff cuts will be implemented in June to curb overseas spending by Chinese tourists and spur domestic consumption. >> Full Text

Airlines Offer Better Seats to Beat Cheap Competition

Big flag carriers are unveiling upgraded seats to lure passengers away from the ever-growing budget carrier business. Korean Air and Asiana Airlines have bolstered services and facilities available in first and business class. >> Full Text

Japan's Tourist Industry Trumps Korea's

Geologists Calculate Effect of Mt. Baekdu Eruption

Kim Jong-un's Brother Spotted at Eric Clapton Gig

Gov't Opens Bid to Raise Sunken Ferry

Japan Starts WTO Proceedings Over Korean Import Ban

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Hankyoreh Shinmoon (http://english.hani.co.kr)

Delegation of women activists from abroad cross the DMZ in the name of peace

Despite protests by conservative groups, peace activists say their visit to North Korea can help ease conflict and division

In the name of peace and women everywhere, they crossed the armistice line. Women Cross DMZ, a group of 30 female peace activists from 15 countries, arrived on South Korean soil over the Demilitarized Zone at around noon on May 24 over the Gyeongui Line land route.The original schedule had the group crossing on foot at Panmunjeom,

On fifth anniversary, South and North still quarrelling over May 24 Measures

North and South Korean government remained locked in a tense standoff over the May 24 Measures on their fifth anniversary Sunday. While Seoul called for dialogue between governments, Pyongyang first demanded the lifting of the sanctions, which were imposed after the ROKS Cheonan warship sinking in 2010. .

In lawsuit to prove her innocence, former teacher seeking less than one penny from government

After losing an appeal in a lawsuit asking the government to pay damages for convicting her of violating Emergency Measure No. 9, feminist Go-eun Gwang-soon, 60, appealed to the Supreme Court, lowering the amount of money she is requesting to 1 won (the smallest unit of Korean currency, less than one cent). .

Survey: only 5.5% of foreigners in Seoul say theyve never experienced discrimination

Nearly all non-Koreans living in Seoul have experienced discrimination based on their nationality, appearance, or level of education, a recent survey showed. Only 5.5% of respondents said that they had never experienced discrimination. According to a survey released on May 24 by the Seoul Institute, which is affiliated with Seoul Metropolitan Government, the most common reason that non-Koreans were discriminated against while living in Seoul was nationality (62.2%). .

[Memoir] The 24-year struggle to clear Kang Ki-hoons name

When I hear the KakaoTalk alert, I open the application to find that one of my friends has sent me a picture, along with a message that says, 24 years agogroan. My friend tells me the picture had been posted on someones Facebook page. In the middle of the picture [above] is Kang Ki-hoon, and standing on the far left, wearing horn-rimmed glasses, is me. The picture was taken at a press conference for Kang, who was doing a sit-in at Myeongdong Cathedral after being framed for ghostwriting .

72% of workers say South Korea has a glass ceiling

There are more women entering the workforce, but a survey of workers shows that within the workplace there is a male-dominated corporate culture and a glass ceiling blocking female promotion. On May 20, Saramin, a job portal site, released the findings of a survey of 570 workers conducted between March 25 and April 3, which asked whether this glass ceiling exists within the workplace. 71.6% of respondents answered that there is a glass ceiling, .

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JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/)

Warehouse fire set in Gimpo kills watchman

A fire blazed through a warehouse of Cheil Industries, Samsung Groups de facto holding company and fashion and chemical unit, in Gimpo Monday morning, killing one security guard. Police suspect arson. The fire broke out at around 2:10 a.m. and spread from the top floor of the seven-story building

Niche perfumes, home scents make the big bucks

Niche perfumes and home fragrances have become the new darlings on the main floors of local department stores as bigger cosmetics and personal care brands

Sanctions stall progress

On May 24, 2010, a stone-faced President Lee Myung-bak stood behind a podium at the War Memorial of Korea that honors those who perished in the 1950-53 Korean War

Stores pander to Chinese bloggers

Korean retail conglomerates are coming up with new ways to attract young Chinese shoppers, who are emerging as the new VIPs on the local retail scene

Koreas start-ups have worst success records

The numbers of IT start-ups surged in recent years in Korea, but nearly half shut down within three years, mainly due to difficulties in financing

Globalization of SMEs is crucial

Revitalization of a Korean economy facing slower growth depends on whether or not small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) will be globalized.

Saenuri names 2 new Assembly committee heads

The ruling party decided Monday to name Rep. Kim Jae-kyung, a three-term lawmaker, as the chairman of the National Assemblys powerful special committee

Plucky foreigners invest in North

Josh Thomas, a 28-year old American graphic designer, visited Pyongyang in 2013 on a beer tour. Thomas visited the Taedonggang Beer Brewery and Paradise Department Store

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Maeil Kyungje (neutral-oriented conservative, economic/business): (http://news.mk.co.kr/english/)

Opposition party set to call for tobacco price cut

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HDC and Hotel Shilla to build worlds largest urban duty-free store

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Hyundai Motors 2nd US plant to be based in Alabama

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S. Korea to hold fifth highest stake in AIIB

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Chinas medical industry rising

A 30-minute drive from downtown in Beijing brings you to Peking University International Hospital. What grabbed the attention was a 10-story aircraft-shaped ward. It i.. ...05.25 11:11

Reconstruction term to be reduced from 40 to 30 years

As the revision of the enforcement ordinance of urban and residential environment improvement law, which would reduce the reconstruction term from the maximum 40 years.. ...05.24 17:24

Building vibration regulation to be released in second half

As early as late this year, the South Korean government would release the standard of vibration regulation which should be followed when building apartments and shoppi.. ...05.24 16:21

Two Koreas agree to pay wage to Kaesong Complex workers under existing sta..

South Korea and North Korea reached an agreement on the wage hike issue of North Korean workers in the Kaesong Industrial Complex, in which both sides have continued t.. ...05.24 13:53

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The Kyunghyang Shinmoon (http://english.khan.co.kr/)

[Editorial] South Korean Government Remains Still at U.S. Pressure to Station the THAAD System

A day after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mentioned the stationing of the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) system along with North Korean threats

?South Korea May Suffer up to 11 Trillion Won in Damages if Mount Paektu Erupts

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U.S. Assistant Secretary Rose, 'Considering the Permanent Stationing of THAAD on the Korean Peninsula

'?U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance Frank Rose (photo) said on May 19 (local time) that the U.S. was conside

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The Korea Economic Daily (http://english.hankyung.com/)

Hyundai Heavy Reaches 2,000 Ship Deliveries, World's First Hyundai Heavy Industries has reached a world record of delivering the 2,000th ship. No European or Japanese shipbuilders have achieved this record even though they have had the shipbuilding history of more than 100 years. The company said on May 25 that it handed over the Ocean Blacklion, a drillshi...

Korea's Start-up Survival Rate Pathetically Low

Even though Korea's start-up numbers keep increasing every year, the start-up survival rate is one of the lowest among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development member countries. According to a report "How IT Start-ups Can Overcome the Death Valley" published by the Institute for Interna...

Samsung SDI to Build Polarizing Film Plant in China's Wuxi

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Shakeup Looms in Korea's Beer Market

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AJU Business Daily (http://eng.ajunews.com/korea)

SBS drama 'Mask' to kick off May 27

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Masked vigilante fights against crimes in KBS2 TV drama

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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum opens branch in Seoul

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Actress Yoo In-young stars in SBS drama 'Mask'

Actress Yoo In-young, who stars in the SBS drama "Mask," waves during an event for the TV series at the broadcaster's headquarters in Mok-dong, Seoul, Monday. The Wednesday-Thursday drama is set t

Myeong-dong crowded with Chinese shoppers

Chinese tourists, often referred to as youke, carry bags as they walk on a street in Myeong-dong, a popular shopping district in central Seoul, Wednesday.

Actor Joo Sang-wook teams up with actress Kim Sun-ah in drama 'Masked Prosecutor'

Actor Joo Sang-wook, who teams up with actress Kim Sun-a in KBS2 TV's drama "Masked Prosecutor," wears a mask during an event for the TV series at the Grand Ballroom of the 63 Convention Center in

Traditional Korean coming-of-age ceremony held

A woman drinks tea during a traditional Korean coming-of-age ceremony at Namsangol Hanok Village in Jung-gu, central Seoul, Monday. About 20 foreign students also participated in the event. South Kore

KBS2 TV drama 'Masked Prosecutor" to hit airwaves May 20

Actors and actresses, who are cast in KBS2 TV's drama "Masked Prosecutor," pose for the camera during an event for the TV series at the Grand Ballroom of the 63 Convention Center in Yeouido, Seoul

Indian Prime Minister Modi visits Cheonggyecheon

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Rape flower festival held on Seorae-seom Islet in Han River

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ETNEWS (http://english.etnews.com/)

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