The Korean daily media headlines and humor
The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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July 21, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Monday, July 21, 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

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

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


The Korea Post notice:

Why is a genuine wild ginseng 10,000 times the price of a regular 6-year-old ginseng?

Find out during the tour of Hamyang, home of genuine Sansam (wild ginseng)!

Genuine Sansam is believed in Korea to have many times the medicinal efficacy of the regular ginseng, and especially to increase man’s potency of men and woman’s capacity.

This is why the price of real wild ginseng is very, very high, and even today a 100-year-old Sansam sells for tens of millions of Won while a six-year-old top-quality ginseng of the same size is available for mere several thousand Won a root at ordinary market.

According to the Academy of Korean Studies, Simmani (the wild ginseng hunter) enters the intractable mountains difficult of access by ordinary people for discovering wild ginseng from Cheoseo (end of summer [August 23 this year]) to Ipdong (beginning of winter [November 8]) and before they do this they avoid many things to keep themselves clean so that they do not ‘offend the Mountain God.’

Genuine wild ginseng is found growing only at a special spot deep in the intractable mountainous terrain denying access to man, where the humus soil is made with fallen leaves accumulated for hundreds of years and humidity is maintained at an optimal level for the rare medicinal plant in spite of the worst dry season.

Due to such particular surroundings, the wild ginseng is known to have a special medicinal efficacy good for many diseases?such as loss of energy, weak brain functions, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, diseases of the heart, and various other adult diseases.

Sansam is also known to be effective in reducing the ill effects of menopausal symptoms, mental stress, anemia, ageing of the eyes, metabolism, strengthening of the immunity system, controlling the growth of cancerous cells and lowering the sugar level of the blood. The Saponin content in Sansam is believed to keep the Cholesterol at an optimal level and help the creation of clean blood--thus helping the prevention of hypertension. The Malton content in in the genuine wild ginseng is known to be good for recovery from fatigue and prevention of the ageing of the body.

A very rare opportunity for the Excellencies to learn the truth about genuine wild ginseng:

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.

Excellencies might not wish to miss this rare opportunity as it has come for the first time in 12 years.

For more details and photos, please visit /news/view.html?section=161&category=181&no=1004.


Today’s humor:

Hankuk Kyungje

Comedian's Mother

Two guys working in show business were talking over their drinks about a comedian who was notorious for his obscene jokes.

“What’s really gets me about that guy,” said one of them, “is the way he always says he’s never told a joke he wouldn’t tell his mother.”

“It’s true,” said the other guy. “What you need to realize is the fact that his mother was a stripper.”



Police to Wrap Up Investigation into Death of NIS Employee

Police investigating the death of a National Intelligence Service employee plan to rule the case a suicide and wrap up the investigation soon.

Debate Heats Up over NIS Hacking Suspicions

NIS Employee Found Dead; Suicide Note Disclosed

Bloomberg Survey Puts S. Korea Second Quarter Growth at 2.7%

State-Run Institute Lowers 2015 Global Growth Forecast 0.1%p

Foreign Ministry Considers Creating Nuclear Bureau

Foreign Ministers of Two Koreas Likely to Meet in ARF in Malaysia

Gov't Holds Session for Diplomats on MERS

Bloomberg Survey Puts S. Korea Second Quarter Growth at 2.7%

State-Run Institute Lowers 2015 Global Growth Forecast 0.1%p

N. Korean Workers to be Given Existing Minimum Salary for 4th Month

N. Korea Reports 99.97% Turnout in Local Elections

N. Korea Rejects Seoul's Offers for Dialogue

San Francisco Council to Vote on Comfort Women Statue Resolution

Japan Wants to Hold Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with S. Korea

Japanese First Lady Expresses Hope for Improved Seoul-Tokyo Relations

Police to Wrap Up Investigation into Death of NIS Employee

Gov't to Enhance Measures to Prevent Damage by Typhoon, Red Tide

Seoul to Create 90 Theme Forests by 2018

June Tourism Drops 41% Amid MERS Outbreak

German Diplomat in N. Korea Among Passengers

Seoul Returns Silla period Buddha Statue to

Location Tracking Device for Dementia Patients to be Developed

Agricultural Ministry to Lift Ban on Livestock Movement

Typhoon Nangka to Affect Korean Peninsula Friday

Choi Woon-jeong Wins First LPGA Victory

Nexen Slugger Hits 30 Homers for 4th Straight Year

S. Korean Fencer Jung Seung-hwa Wins Bronze at World Championships


Yonhap (

S. Korea reports no new MERS cases for 16th day

South Korea reported no additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) for more than two weeks on Tuesday, with the death toll from the disease also holding steady.

S. Korea unveils new plan to sell Woori Bank

South Korea announced a fresh plan Tuesday to sell state-run Woori Bank following four previous failures to put the country's third-largest lender into private hands, a state committee said.

KDB pressed to extend financial aid to Daewoo Shipbuilding

South Korea's financial authorities have demanded that state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB) extend massive financial assistance to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., which is feared to report large-scale losses for the second quarter, industry sources said Tuesday.

Stolen Buddhist painting returned from U.S.

South Korea has reclaimed a stolen 18th century Buddhist painting from a U.S. art collector, the cultural agency said Tuesday.

Ex-FIFA VP sets sights on top position

Former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon on Tuesday expressed his intent to run for the world's top football job.

Amb. Sung Kim to visit Japan for talks on bilateral issues

Seasoned N. Korean diplomat seen as being ill: ex-German p..

U.S. prepared for N. Korea's SLBM threat: U.S. Paci..

China's Xi inspects military base near N. Korea

Seoul shares trade nearly flat in late morning

S. Korea unveils new plan to sell Woori Bank

KDB pressed to extend financial aid to Daewoo Shipbuilding

Samsung, LG's home appliances top U.S. consumer survey

The Korea Interbank Offered Rates (KORIBOR)

Stolen Buddhist painting returned from U.S.

Ex-FIFA VP sets sights on top position

Actress Jun Ji-hyun faces second heyday with 'Assassinatio..

Wonder Girls to release new album next month

Pitcher with MLB perfect game released by S. Korean club


The Korea Times (

S. Korea protests Japan's renewed claim to Dokdo

South Korea lodged a strong complaint with Japan on Tuesday over its renewed territorial claim to the South Korean easternmost islets of Dokdo in its annual defense white paper.

July 21 local headlines 

At the five local banks that employ the peak wage system, only 31 percent of employees work according to it. 

Mystery deepens over agent's suicide 

The death of a hacking specialist who worked for the National Intelligence Service (NIS) has added... 

PyeongChang show will be universal: director 

The chief director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics ... 

Daejeon mayor guilty of illegal campaigning 

An appellate court upheld a lower court’s ruling that found Daejeon Mayor Kwon Sun-taik guilty of ...

Doctors booked for illegal use of cord blood 

The police booked doctors from 15 clinics without detention Monday for allegedly using cord blood illegally when treating patients.

Police track robbery suspect 

Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank in southern Seoul, Monday. 

Honduras to bridge Korea's FTA with Central America 

President Park Geun-hye and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez agreed Monday to work togeth... 

Shipbuilders hurt by offshore plants 

The decline of Korea’s shipbuilders, which once dominated the global market, can be blamed largely... 

Kumho to supply tires for Dodge Viper 

Kumho Tire is supplying tires for American super car 2016 Dodge Viper ACR from this month. 

LG Chem CEO installs 'sense of crisis' 

LG Chem CEO Park Jin-soo downplayed a quarterly report that criticized its new businesses for fail... Samsung urged to regain 'market trust'


The Korea Herald (

North Korea’s submarine missile test ‘destabilizing’

North Korea’s perceived ambition to develop a submarine-launched ballistic missile is “destabilizing” the region, a t...

Foreign entrepreneurs jump into Asia's technology hubs

Asia is currently the world’s fastest-growing region, and foreigners are beginning to spot opp...

Samsung merger to drive growth in biopharmaceutical business

Boosted by the successful merger of Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries last week, Samsung Group i...

Seoul school stripped of elite status

The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said Thursday it will strip an autonomous private hi...

KakaoTaxi expansion gets mixed reactions

Outside the headquarters of Daum Kakao in Bundang, Gyeonggi Province, on Monday, two groups clashed over ...

A near miss

A group of children and teachers narrowly avoided what could have been a horrible accident l...

Need for transparency

The death of a National Intelligence Service employee by apparent suicide on Saturday has ra...

School reform, for better or for worse?

Last Thursday, the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said it would once again hold a publi...

Remembering the history of women’s resilience

In 2001, seven years before South Korea’s abolishment of the male-dominated family registratio...


DongA Ilbo (

Japan apologizes only to U.S. for forced labor

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Court chief appointed as National Human Rights Commission chairman

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Sejong Center for Performing Arts to open summer music concert

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Protest rallies remain to be noisy at night despite noise control

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Controversy over Queen Elizabeth’s 1933 Nazi salute footage

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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 (

N. Korea Keeps Cold-Shouldering China

China has softened its line on North Korea this year through the regional governments of the border provinces of Liaoning and Jilin, but the North is still casting around for other potential friends. Bilateral relations chilled after the North's third nuclear test in February of 2013. >> Full Text

Full-Body Swimsuits Push Out Bikinis

Bikinis are no longer the dominant force in summer beach fashions, which may be welcome news for some less confident women. Rash guard, which is used in surfing, scuba diving or snorkeling and covers the entire body, is becoming a force to reckon with. >> Full Text

Samsung to Launch Ultra-Thin Mid-Range Phone

Samsung will release on Friday a new mid-priced smartphone that the company says boasts premium quality. The Galaxy A8 features a large screen and costs around W600,000. The A series smartphones are usually mid-priced, but the A8 comes with a 5.7-inch full HD screen. >> Full Text

WeMakePrice Awards Stock Options to All 800 Staff

Entrepreneurship Blossoms in N. Korea

Samsung Medical Center Out of Quarantine

Names of U.S. Soldiers Killed in Korean War to Be Read

Defense Ministry Invites N. Korean Official to Seoul Event

U.S. Army Chief Warns of Troop Cuts

Korean Automotive Technology Leaked to China


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

After 20 arduous years, an ‘angel’ leaves S. Korea as a mere ‘illegal alien’

Even migrant workers who contribute to South Korean society for many years have no path to legal residency

It was 8:55 pm on July 19 at Incheon International Airport when the doors closed on Air Asia flight Z2085 bound for Manila, and the announcement said that the fuselage was separating from Gate 117. That was when Roger, 51, a Filipino worker in South Korea, finally breathed a sigh of relief. As the plane took off, the fear of South Korean immigration that had terrorized him both waking and sleeping since his twenties, faded just like the runway far below.

Before suicide, NIS agent deleted relevant records

The National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent, surnamed Lim, 45, who ended his life on July 18, was in charge of implementing and operating Remote Control System (RCS), the hacking software developed by Italian firm Hacking Team. Before committing suicide, Lim deleted relevant records on the NIS computer network, his suicide note said. Made public on July 19, Lim‘s suicide note said, “There actually was no surveillance of the South Korean public or the election.” .

[Reporter’s notebook] The North Korean refugees who fight for human rights

“They’re sending him off to another death.”This was the conclusion offered by Ju Seung-hyeon when I met him recently. Ju recently earned a PhD in political science from Yonsei University, making him, at 34, the youngest North Korean to earn a Ph.D. in the South. The “him” he was referring to was a North Korean soldier who crossed the armistice line on June 15. .

[News analysis] Vote on consequential Samsung C&T-Cheil merger all came down to 3.2% of stock

It all came down to 3.2% of the total stock - the story of the vote on the merger with Cheil Industries that was brought to the floor at the general meeting of stockholders in Samsung C&T. During the meeting on Friday, stockholders approved the merger with Cheil Industries, the first item on the agenda, with 69.53% votes in favor. This cleared the minimum percentage required to pass a merger motion (two thirds or 66.67% of participating stock) by around 2.86 percentage points. .

Human rights activist arrested in apparent political ploy

At around midnight on July 16, messages began going up on Facebook about the issuance of a preliminary arrest warrant for Park Rae-gun, the 54-year-old director of the Center of Human Rights. A member of the standing committee for the group April 16 Alliance, which has been calling for an investigation into the 2014 Sewol ferry sinking, .

NIS sought “focussed monitoring” of citizens before last year’s municipal elections

Questions about being raised about the motives and decisions behind the National Intelligence Service’s temporary introduction of devices allowing for “focused hacking” on an unspecified number of targets ahead of the municipal elections in June 2014.According to an examination on July 17 of recently leaked employee email exchanges from the Italian company Hacking Team, the NIS was supplied in April 2014 with a tactical network injection (TNI) program and devices by the company, .

NIS issues statement defending purchase of hacking program

S. Korean spy agency tried to use US website to implant spyware. The NIS beefed up its hacking ahead of the 2012 presidential election NIS issues statement defending purchase of hacking program. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) fired back on July 17 over allegations that it used an Italian-made hacking program to monitor civilians, saying it plans to present the National Assembly Intelligence Committee with records of the program’s use.“While the usage records for the hacking software remain confidential, we intend to reveal them to the members of the National Assembly Intelligence Committee as an emergency measure to end the current controversy,”


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

China’s ‘mistakes’ start wowing Korean buyers

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Police rush to wrap up NIS suicide

Much mystery continues to surround the apparent suicide on Saturday of a National Intelligence Service (NIS) …

Japanese firm apologizes to forced laborers in U.S.

For the first time, a Japanese corporation issued an apology to American prisoners of war who were forced into slave labor in mines during World War II …

Pantech rescued by new takeover

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Dollar mighty, gold at five-year low

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NPAD approves reform measures

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North rejects Seoul’s invitation to defense talks

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Senior judge is tapped to lead rights commission

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Youth employment bleak: Report

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

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Watchdog to cut fines for price-rigging using ‘sidekick’ firms

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S. Korea’s welfare finances following in the footsteps of bankrupt Greece

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DSME to slash jobs

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Ruling party to focus on labor sector reform this year

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Tariff on S. Korea TV parts, digital camera expected to drop to nil from n..

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KT executive Lee Byung-moo on Korea’s first real-time roaming alert servi..

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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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