The Korean daily media headlines and humor
The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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July 15, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notices, humor from 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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The Korea Post notice:

The Korea Post is organizing a tour of the Hamyang County for the ambassadors and spouses in a one-night-two day program to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Hamyang International Wild Ginseng Festival on Thursday 30th-Friday 31st, July 2015. KTX VIP Train will be used.

The Hamyang County has been hosting the Sansam Festival every year for the past 11 years--capitalizing on the cleanest environment in the famed Jiri Mountains (where wild ginseng grew and where the legendry male sex symbol Byeon Gang-soe and female symbol Ongnyeo lived together) and the widely known natural surroundings best fit for the growth of the wild ginseng plus the incomparably high value of the wild ginseng.

In 2020 the County plans to host a large-scale wild ginseng expo. For story and photos, please visit /news/view.html?section=161&category=181&no=1004


Today’s humor:

Hankuk Kyungje

Yo, Mom!

The woman dropped her son off at his college.

There she found her son was assigned to the fourth floor of a dormitory.

She trudged through the parking lot carrying his things up to the fourth floor.

As she was struggling with the last load, two young women were watching her from a dorm window.

“Yo, Mom!” one of them called down.

The mother was too tired to respond and ignored.

Then she heard the second girl ask the first, “How do you know that woman is somebody’s mom?”

“Who else would take that trouble?” the first girl replied.



S. Korea Welcomes Iran Nuclear Deal, Urges N. Korea to Follow Suit

South Korea has welcomed the successful conclusion of talks to significantly limit Iran's nuclear ability, urging North Korea to move towards...

US: N. Korea Must Show Authenticity on Denuclearization

Gov't Set to Discuss Lifting Sanctions after Iranian Deal

Host S. Korea Ranks 1st in Medal Standings

State Intelligence Agency Denies Using RCS Hacking Software on Citizens

S. Korea Welcomes Iran Nuclear Deal, Urges N. Korea to Follow Suit

KOTRA to Educate Businesses on Halal Food Authentification

KOSPI Ends Lower; Won Falls to 2-Year Low

Nation Sees No Additional Cases of MERS for 9th Day

N. Korea Criticizes Defection of Fishermen Rescued by South

Unification Minister: Inter-Korean Exchange Not Conditioned on Denuclearization

Gov’t Returns 2 N. Korean Sailors

Miyazaki: Japan should Apologize for World War II

CRS Report: S. Korea-Japan Ties May Not Progress Even if Summit is Held

80% of Parents in Korea Cannot Spare Enough Time to Play with Preschool Children

Launching Ceremony Held for Eurasia Limited Express

Justice Ministry Begins Compiling Special Pardons List

Arirang to Become Important Intangible

Vacationers Crowd Beaches on Opening Weekend

KBS, Foreign Ministry Jointly Host Arabic

Agricultural Ministry to Lift Ban on Livestock Movement

Typhoon Nangka to Affect Korean Peninsula Friday

NIAS Discovers Method to Raise Success Rate when Producing Cloned Canines

Gymnast Son Adds 2 More Gold Medals


Yonhap (

Koreas should resolve Kaesong wage row via dialogue: official

South Korea's top point man on inter-Korean affairs on Wednesday reaffirmed Seoul's stance that the two Koreas should resolve a wage hike dispute at the inter-Korean industrial complex through dialogue.

Hana Financial set to begin merger process in earnest next week

Hana Financial Group Inc., South Korea's third-largest banking group by assets, is rolling up its sleeves to begin the process of merging its two flagship banks in earnest next week, a company official said

S. Korea vows more development aid abroad

South Korea will constantly try to expand development assistance for countries in need, capitalizing on its own experience, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said Wednesday.

After Iran deal, U.S. says ready for 'authentic, credible' negotiations with N. Korea

The Iranian nuclear deal shows the U.S. willingness to engage even countries "with long-standing differences," the State Department said Tuesday, stressing the U.S. is ready for negotiations as long as Pyongyang is serious about denuclearization.

Iran nuclear deal unlikely to have implications on N. Korean standoff: U.S. experts

The landmark deal on Iran's nuclear program is unlikely to have any major implications on the North Korean nuclear standoff as Pyongyang has little appetite for negotiating away its nuclear programs, U.S. experts said Tuesday.

Koreas should resolve Kaesong wage row via dialogue: offic..

Iran nuclear deal unlikely to have implications o..

After Iran deal, U.S. says ready for 'authentic, credible'..

Seoul shares open higher on Iran deal

Hana Financial set to begin merger process in earnest next..

Booming housing market boosts home interior-related stocks

KOSPI 2,068.38 UP 9.15 points (open)

KOSDAQ 761.73 UP 4.61 points (open)

Indie band performances to take place in Seoul

Arirang TV launches 24-hour channel on U.N. In-house Netwo..

S. Korea, China to join efforts to revive tourism

Universiade ends with celebration of ..

U.S. Women's Open champ to soon decide on LPGA membership


The Korea Times (

Gov't urges NK to follow path of Iran for denuclearization 

The government urged North Korea, Tuesday, to follow the path of Iran for denuclearization on the heels of Tehran’s landmark agreement with world powers over ... 

Folk song `Arirang' designated as state cultural asset 

The Korean lyrical folk song "Arirang" will become a state-designated cultural asset, the Cultural...

Park, Saenuri seek to mend ties 

President Park Geun-hye will meet with Saenuri Party Chairman Rep. Kim Moo-sung and other ranking officials Thursday.

Samsung merger plan failure to harm 'ants' 

Individual shareholders of Samsung C&T are expected to suffer losses if the builder’s merger with Cheil Industries fails to be approved at a shareholders’ mee...

A Slovenian rock band to perform in NK 

A Western rock band will perform in Pyongyang next month and North Korea is selling concert tickets to foreign tourists, a North Korea travel operator said Tu... 

Working parents have little time with children 

Kim, an office worker and father of a nine-year-old, goes home after work at 8 p.m. at the earlies... 

Korean Air heiress wants 'nut rage' trial here 

Former Korean Air Executive Vice President Heather Cho has asked a New York court to dismiss a sui... 

NIS, Defense ministry hit by hacking allegations 

National Intelligence Service (NIS) chief Lee Byung-ho acknowledged Tuesday that the agency purcha...

Professor arrested for 'torturing' student 

A university professor, surnamed Jang, 52, was arrested for allegedly torturing a student, 29, including forcing him to eat human waste, for years simply beca...

Overseas resources projects 'loss-making': BAI 

The government invested nearly 36 trillion won in overseas resource development projects over the past 30 years, but most of them failed, the state auditor sa...

Shares of HDC Shilla, Hanwha soar on winning duty free war 

Shares of HDC Shilla and Hanwha Galleria, which won licenses to run duty free shops in Seoul Friday, have soared on expectations they will earn more from Chin...

Man arrested over alleged baby goods fraud 

A Seoul man, identified as Song, was arrested on Tuesday for fraud for allegedly pretending to be a mother selling baby supplies at an online cafe in Naver.


The Korea Herald (

Intelligence agency faces wiretapping allegations

South Korea’s top intelligence official on Tuesday denied fresh allegations that the country’s spy agency had illegall...

DMZ wire strikes chord in ‘Unification Piano’

The Unification Ministry and Cheil Worldwide Inc., the advertising arm of Samsung Group, have...

Minimum wage system fails to protect the underpaid

Last year, Kim Sang-sik agreed to work long hours on low wages as a building night guard in Inc...

Tesla eyes Korea in Asia push

Tesla, the U.S. electric sports car maker, is turning its eyes to Korea in its latest push for ...

Centrists take reins of Saenuri Party

Two centrists of the conservative bloc joined the control tower of the ruling party Tuesday, setting thei...

People run the system

Last week, an 86-year-old woman was found living in an empty house with the body of her 83-y...

More than a sports event

In this age of professional sports, amateur sporting events of university students garner li...

INFINITE's powerful return

Boy band INFINITE has burst back onto the K-pop scene with a much-anticipated EP album titled “...

Naver, Daum Kakao go head-to-head on mobile platform

South Korea’s two largest Internet giants Naver and Daum Kakao are going head-to-head to take ...


DongA Ilbo (

Iran nuclear deal concluded for first time in 13 years

International negotiations aimed at halting Iran’s nuclear weapons development have been concluded in Vienna, Austria on Tuesday. Six major countries (five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council Germany or... 

US Open winner Jeon In-ji draws great popularity

Jeon In-ji’s ears may have been burning on a flight to Korea on Tuesday after winning the 70th U.S. Women’s Open, as not only golf fans but also the general public talked much about Jeon who made a memorable LPGA debut....

Police to file damages suit for illegal rally over Sewol disaster

Police has decided to seek compensation from host organizations of rallies and their representatives for damage that they incurred due to illegal demonstrations during memorial rallies marking the first anniversary of...

Next wave of Korean designers join New York Fashion Week

"When fashion models put on clothes they look gorgeous, but when ordinary person wears the same clothes they don`t look the same. I don`t want to design that kind of clothes." Designers Kang Dong-joon of Korea`s...

Jeon In-ji wins the U.S. Women’s Open on her first try

Jeon In-ji, 21, won a major competition for women with the longest history and the biggest prize money in the LPGA Tour. In the 70th U.S. Women’s Open that ended on Sunday at Lancaster Country Club (70 par, 6,289...

The U.S. shocked by Harper Lee`s new novel `Go Set a Watchman`

The U.S. society is in a shock over Harper Lee`s novel "Go Set a Watchman," a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird," that will be published globally Tuesday (U.S. time). According to the New York Times and the Wall Street...

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 (

Over 40% of N. Korean Brass Replaced in Purges

Since North Korean leader Kim Jong-un took power, about 20 to 30 percent of senior party officials and more than 40 percent of senior military officers have been replaced, the National Intelligence Service told lawmakers here Tuesday. >> Full Text

Elementary Schools to Offer Chinese Classes

About a dozen elementary schools in Seoul's Guro and Yeongdeungpo districts, which are inhabited by many ethnic Koreans from China, will offer bilingual classes in Korean and Mandarin starting next semester. >> Full Text

Eurasia Express Steams Off on 20-Day Journey

A group of some 250 Koreans embark on a 20-day train journey 14,400 km across Asia and Europe on Tuesday. Divided into two sub-groups departing from Beijing and Vladivostok, they will head for their final destination of Berlin via Mongolia, Belarus and Poland. >> Full Text

Apple Takes More Than 90% of Global Smartphone Profits

Korea in 1st Place as Universiade Ends

N. Korea Eases Ancestral Leader Worship

Hacker Tweets Leaked Defense Ministry Data

Samsung to Launch Flagship Phones in U.S. in AugustKia, GM Face Off for Subcompact Segment

Korean Delegation Gathers Ahead of Special Olympics

Hot Weather Returns


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

[Special report] Four top economists on South Korea’s severe inequality

With huge, multifaceted gap between high and low earners, researchers say there’s still a lack of attention to growing inequality

Inequality is not something that came on us suddenly from the West. It has always been one of our key themes in South Korea.”These sentences come from the introduction to “Unequal Korea: Dreams of a Welfare State,” a recently published collection of research findings by 30 of the country’s top researchers on the topic of inequality, including recently retired Kyungpook National University professor Lee Jung-woo.

Universiade recognizes athletes with inspiring stories

Athletes at the Gwangju Universiade with touching stories about how they triumphed over adversity are returning home with precious gifts. On July 13, SK C&C awarded “happiness scholarships” to eight athletes who had overcome poverty, disaster, sickness, and disability to make a good showing at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju. The awards ceremony took place at the Kim Dae-jung Convention Center in Gwangju, with SK C&C CEO Park Jung-ho and Claude-Louis Gallien, .

NIS accused of purchasing powerful program to monitor smartphones

Evidence is mounting that South Korea’s spy agency had in fact purchased a powerful hacking program capable of monitoring smartphones and been operating this in secret for several years. Previously, the agency had complained that its lack of equipment for monitoring mobile phones was interfering with investigations and pushed for a law that would require telecoms to install surveillance equipment.

Sources: Pres. Park made a secret visit to the NIS in June

On June 30, President Park Geun-hye paid a secret visit to the National Intelligence Service (NIS), where she was briefed by key officials, sources say. This is Park’s first visit to the country’s spy agency since she took office in Feb. 2013.While the Blue House described her visit as a “courtesy call,” there is also suspicion that Park, who is nearly at the midpoint of her presidency, hopes to use not only the prosecutors but also the NIS to bolster her domination of the government. .

S. Korea and US to form task force to look into accidental shipment of anthrax

Responding to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to the US air force base in Osan in May, the US and South Korea have set up a joint working-level task force to investigate the accident and to devise measures to prevent its reoccurrence. .

N. Korean state media partially confirms purge of defense chief

Claims made two months ago by South Korea’s spy agency that North Korea’s defense minister had been purged have been partially confirmed by North Korea’s state media. While introducing the participants in a meeting of military delegations from North Korea and Laos held in Pyongyang on July 11, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that North Korea was represented by “Pak Yong-sik, four-star general in the army and Minister of the People’s Armed Forces.”

No detention warrant for dismissed worker after his 408-day aerial protest

A court rejected a request for a detention warrant for Cha Gwang-ho, the dismissed Star Chemical worker who came down from a factory smokestack after completing a 408-day aerial protest asking the company for his job back. On July 11, the Daegu District Court denied the prosecutors’ request for a detention warrant for Cha on charges of obstructing work,


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

Eurasian rail pilgrimage for 250 starts

A group of 250 Koreans embarked Tuesday on a 20-day journey on the “Eurasia Friendship Express,” a railway project that will take the group, a mix of public officials and people from the private sector, 14,400 kilometers (8,948 miles) from Asia to Europe with a message of peace and unification…

NIS reacts to snooping charge

As the National Intelligence Service (NIS) faced accusations of purchasing a hacking program from an Italian company that can monitor people over mobile devices…

Zombie’ companies can’t even pay interest

Back in better days, Korea’s Keangnam Enterprises built Southeast Asia’s second-tallest skyscraper, two years after posting record operating profits…

More Chinese opt out of 2nd visits

Chinese tourists visiting Korea have increased steadily for the past 14 years, but the satisfaction tourists feel with their trips may be lower,…

Pay at top start-ups is great

The average annual salary at the top 30 start-ups in Korea by revenue was 53.3 million won ($46,648) in 2014, according to an analysis of annual business reports by Saramin…

Hyundai Steel unveils a new vision

Hyundai Steel, which completed a merger with affiliate Hyundai Hysco this month, laid out long-term plans to expand into automobile steel sheet production…

NPAD eyes restructure to overhaul its image

The main opposition party is struggling to recover from its defeat in the April by-elections through a restructuring proposed by its reform council,…

Professor detained after torturous assault claims

A college professor has been detained on charges that he allegedly assaulted his 29-year-old male student over the past two years, causing physical harm that…

Foreign teachers win severance against hagwon

The Supreme Court confirmed on Monday that foreigners teaching in Korea must be recognized as laborers with the right to work-related benefits including severance pay,…

Saenuri Party, Blue House plan talks to fix ties

President Park Geun-hye and Saenuri leaders will meet on Thursday as a first step in repairing the broken ties between the Blue House and the ruling party…

Foreign holdings of securities fall

For the first time in five months, foreign investors were net sellers in the Korean stock market last month. June was also the first month this year …


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

China begins to foray into global semiconductor market

China has begun to make a foray into the global semiconductor market. Chinese state-owned semiconductor design firm Tsinghua Unigroup has offered to buy US-based Micro.. ...07.14 17:54

S. Korean firms to demonstrate VoLTE at MWC Shanghai

Korea’s three mobile telecom carriers will feature advanced technology at GSMA’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015 (MWC Shanghai 2015) from July 15 to 17 in Shangh.. ...07.14 17:30

Gov’t looking to scale up venture investment to $18bn

The government is looking to attract 20 trillion won ($17.5 billion) in private capital over the next decade through a government-invested fund serving as a venture in.. ...07.14 17:26

Dream 8K TV shipments to near 1 million within 5 years

The shipments of 8K televisions, superior to 4K TVs (ultra high-definition televisions), the mainstream of the current premium TV market, are expected to reach close t.. ...07.14 17:01

1 in 10 workers make less than minimum wage

One out of 10 employees in South Korea still was paid less than the minimum wage, according to data. Just 0.3 percent of the employers who have not abided by the minim.. ...07.14 14:52

RAM price sinks 30%

The prices of the flagship memory chip, DRAM (dynamic random-access memory) used in personal computers, have been on the decline from early this year. This seems to c.. ...07.14 11:17

LG succeeds in HD trial broadcast while driving at 250 km/h

Viewers will be able to watch high-definition television programs on smartphones even whilst driving at 250 kilometers per hour. LG Electronics, the South Korean leadi.. ...07.14 10:48

Samsung’s ‘Galaxy Note 5’ design and specs leaked

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics would next month release the ‘Galaxy Note 5’ with edges on the back where the two sides on the rear are carved, to make up for sof.. ...07.13 18:01

Park calls for special pardons next month

“We need to carry out pardons to promote national development and forge national reconciliation” on the occasion of the 70th Liberation Day,” President Park Geun-hy.. ...07.13 17:35

Antitrust watchdog widens FX rigging investigation to 10 IBs

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), which has been looking into whether the US and European large investment banks colluded to disturb the global foreign exchange .. ...07.13 17:08


The Kyunghyang Shinmoon (

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?[Reporter's Notes] Koreans and 'Others,' Clear Evidence of Japan's Forced Labor???

Japan succeeded in getting its modern industrial facilities inscribed as a World Heritage Site on condition of acknowledging that there was···

[Editorial] We Cannot Delay Seeking the Truth behind the BBK Issue?

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?Twenty-something Part Timer, '6,030 won? All I Can Do Is Sigh,' Businesses, 'Wage Burden on Small and Medium-sized Businesses'

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[Editorial] Government's Plans to Promote Mountain Tourism Raises Concerns of Reckless Development and Environmental Destruction

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Children in Korea Are a 'Joy,' but Also an 'Economic Burden'

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The Korea Economic Daily (

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SK Hynix Stock Price Hits Record Low Level Since April 2014

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Daum Kakao Tops in Terms of Employee Pay

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Eating samgyetang on chobok

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The Korea Post notices:

Proudly introduce the traditional foods of your country:

I am pleased to inform Your Excellency that The Korea Post is publishing a Special Report in all its five media units (two in Korean and three in English) to introduce the regular food table of each country.

This is in preparation for the Grand Exhibition of Food Tables of the World to be shown to over half a million people expected to visit the 2015 Namyangju Slow Life Planet Festival on October 8-17, 2015.

Please email to a copy of the regular Food Table of your country for publication in The Korea Post and also at the Exhibition Center of the 2015 Namyangju Festival for a duration of 10 days.

In Korea, the table normally consists of a bowl of rice, a bowl of guk (watery soup), a bowl of Jjigae (stew), a dish of roast fish, a dish of Namul (seasonal greens) and a number of other dishes (small pancakes, steamed eggs, fried bean curds, jelly, etc.). The number of bowls and dishes differ depending on the financial status of the family and on the different occasions. On such festive occasions as Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Autumn Full Moon Festival), the number of foods and variety are much larger than at normal time, and each has a specific food item that must not be left out, eg., Ddeokguk (rice cake soup) on the New Year’s Day and Songpyeon (stuffed small rice cake in a half-moon shape. (Please call 010-5201-1740 for further details.)

Send your news releases and feedback:

Send the Embassy news releases to for publication by all its five media units, including one Korean ( and one English ( Internet dailies, which are updated real-time. (Call 010-5201-1740 for further details.)

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