The Korean daily media headlines and humor
The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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July 24, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Friday, July 24, 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

Job Application for Burger Establishment

-Name: George Bulman

-Sex: Not yet.

-Education: Want to have.

-Desired Position: Company’s president or vice-president. But whatever is available. If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn’t be here.

-Desired Salary: 0,000 a year plus stock options. If that’s not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.

-Preferred Hours: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

-Special Skills: Yes, but they are better suited to an intimate environment.

-What Would You Like to be Doing in Five years?: Living in a mansion with a wealthy and sexy girl.



USFK to Continue Biological Defense Program in S. Korea

United States Forces Korea (USFK) will continue to operate its biological defense program on the Korean Peninsula following the erroneous shipment of live anthrax samples to a U.S. military base in South Korea in April.

US Defense Department Calls Anthrax Shipment Inexcusable Mistake

Turkish Embassy: S. Koreans Detained in Turkey are Reporters

South-North Civilian Groups Fail to Reach Agreement on Joint Liberation Celebration

USFK to Continue Biological Defense Program in S. Korea

Redistricting Committee to Hold 1st Hearing Aug. 11

BOK: MERS, Drought Take Toll on Economic Growth

1st-Time Job Seekers in S. Korea Spend 1 Year Job Hunting

South-North Civilian Groups Fail to Reach Agreement on Joint Liberation Celebration

VOA: Diplomats in N. Korea Banned from Publications Critical of Dear Leader

Two Koreas to Discuss August 15 Joint Events in Gaeseong

Ex-Japan PM Urges Abe to Inherit Murayama Statement

Interfax: Russia Develops Hypersonic Weapon to Penetrate US MD System

Safety Ministry Bracing for Typhoon, Monsoon

Umbrella Union Vows Strike if Gov't Pushes Labor Reform

Trial for South Gyeongsang Governor Begins Thursday

2015 Pyeongchang Biennale Kicks Off Thursday

June Tourism Drops 41% Amid MERS Outbreak

German Diplomat in N. Korea Among Passengers

S. Korean Futurist Report Concerned of Low-Birth, Super-Aged Society

Location Tracking Device for Dementia Patients to be Developed

Agricultural Ministry to Lift Ban on Livestock Movement

Chung Mong-joon to Officially Announce Run for FIFA Presidency Next Month

Choo Shin-soo Becomes 1st Asian to Hit for the Cycle in MLB

Korean Ex-FIFA Vice President Considering Run for Football President


Yonhap (

U.S. calls shipment of live anthrax sample 'inexcusable mistake'

The United States said Thursday it was an "inexcusable mistake" to ship a live anthrax sample to an American military base in South Korea, promising to consult the Asian ally in case of a similar shipment in the future.

S. Korea's trade projected to hit 5-year low in 2015

South Korea's trade volume is forecast to hit a five-year low this year as a stronger local currency and low oil prices weigh heavily on Asia's fourth-largest economy, data showed Friday.

Korean Air heiress faces another 'nut rage' case suit in U.S.

The heiress of Korean Air Lines Co. has been sued in a New York court by an employee involved in last year's "nut rage" incident, industry sources said Friday, marking the second case of legal action taken against her in the United States.

S. Korea reports no additional MERS cases for 19th day

South Korea reported no additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) for the 19th straight day Friday, with the number of patients here remaining unchanged at 186.

Park to take summer vacation next week

President Park Geun-hye will take a five-day summer vacation next week at the official residence, an official said Friday.

Park to take summer vacation next week

Kerry says Iran nuclear deal grew out of failure with N. K..

S. Korean civic group visits N.K. for talks on join..

S. Korea seeks China's more role in reining in N. K..

Cessna plane crashes in North Korea last week

S. Korea to push China to exert more influence on N. Korea

North Korea Newsletter No. 372 (July 23, 2015)

SK hynix's earnings to remain flat in Q3: analysts

S. Korea's car exports shrink 4.7 pct in Q2

S. Korea's trade projected to hit 5-year low in 2015

Kia Motors' net tumbles over 27 pct in Q2

Korean Air heiress faces another 'nut rage' case suit in U..

Kim Soo-hyun to get waxwork in Seoul museum

S. Korea replaces two injured players on Women's East Asia..

Seo Taiji to release live album next month

Protestants to mark Korean liberation anniv. with prayer m..

Candidate cities present cases to host FIFA U-20 World Cup..


The Korea Times (

President to take summer vacation next week 

President Park Geun-hye will take a five-day summer vacation next week at the official residence, ... 

KCCI chief calls for pardons for tycoons 

The head of Korea’s largest business association has demanded that jailed businessmen be pardoned ... 

Trump's 'crazy' Korea remark draws ire 

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s remark that Korea is getting a free ride because it...

`Sexy' part-timers courted at gyms 

Kim, 25, a student from a women’s university in Seoul, recently signed up for a part-time job at a gym in Mapo, central Seoul.

New body to handle large-scale arms programs 

The nation’s arms procurement agency plans to set up a new department that will take full charge of large-scale weapons development programs as part of effort...

'Butler' lawyers face disciplinary actions 

The Korean Bar Association (KBA) said Thursday it may take disciplinary action against 10 lawyers who enabled their clients to reduce the number of hours they...

Costume-wearing, worst part-time job in summer 

Dressing up as an animal or a cartoon character to sell products on the street is the least desired part-time summer job, a survey showed, Thursday. 

Lawmaker asks IMF to help open NK 

Rep. Na Kyung-won of the ruling Saenuri Party has asked International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing... 

Food makers engage in 'packaging' war 

Food manufacturers are in a race to come up with the most convenient packaged food products to cat... 

Branding expert comes to party with 'diss' campaign 

Branding expert Sohn Hye-wohn, who now works for the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Dem...

K-pop festival criticized for poor preparation 

The government plans to hold a large-scale K-pop festival next month in Seoul in an effort to revive local tourism in the aftermath of the Middle East Respira...

NK goes digital to spread propaganda 

North Korea’s efforts to promote its system are going viral, thanks to YouTube. The country’s propaganda website, “Uriminzokkiri,” run by the Committee for th...

Firms caught red-handed providing 'passion pay' 

Companies in the fashion, beauty, hotel and bakery businesses have been caught providing only so-called “passion pay” to interns.


The Korea Herald (

Military service conundrum for Korean athletes abroad

A recent legal battle over the military duties of golfer Bae Sang-moon here brought back to surface years-old debate abo...

KCCI chairman calls for defense against foreign hedge funds

A top business leader called for defense measures against activist foreign sha...

Opposition files charges against spy agency over tapping suspicions

The main opposition party filed charges Thursday against the nation’s top spy agency and its f...

Musical ‘Arirang’ gives raw reflection of harsh colonial rule

A scene from the new musical “Arirang,” an adaptation of Korean novelist Jo Jung-rae’s epony...

Rivals scramble to adjust to ‘Trumpism’

AIKEN, South Carolina -- Donald Trump was on his way to the Mexican border Thursday, the latest event in ...

Internship guideline

Compounding the already dire problem of youth unemployment in Korea is the exploitation of i...

Mitsubishi’s selective ...

Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials Corp., after its unprecedented move of apologizing to U.S. pri...

Galaxy Note 5 to feature enhanced mobile security

The chief of a French mobile security solutions firm offered a glimpse into some security sof...


DongA Ilbo (

20 U.S. lawmakers urge Japan to apologize for wartime sex slavery

About 20 U.S. lawmakers have urged the Japanese government not to deny the fact that Imperial Japan forced Korean women into sex slavery for its military. They also called on Tokyo to include the sex slavery issue as... 

Oldest Koran fragments found at Birmingham University

Much attention has been paid to the announcement made by University of Birmingham on Wednesday that the oldest Koran (the holly book of the Muslims) written as least 1,370 years ago was discovered. The university said...

High school alumni lead negotiations over extra budget plan

The representatives of rival parties and the administration negotiating an extra budget plan are graduates from the same high school. Ruling Saenuri Party floor leader Won Yoo-chul, his main opposition counterpart Ahn...

Shinsegae launches mobile payment system ‘SSG pay’

Shinsegae Group has become the first Korean retailer to launch its mobile integrated payment system. Users can pay with a credit card registered in the SSG Pay Application. Another way to use SSG Pay is to convert...

Ongoing conflict between Choo Shin-soo and Banister

There are as many as 362,880 different cases that a baseball manager appoints players from number one to nine after selecting nine batters. Agonizing over the cases, the manager picks a single option, which has decisive...

N. Korea expands ’67-meter missile launch facility’

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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 Imports Luxury Goods from China

Defying international sanctions, North Korea is importing luxury goods like French wine and perfume through the Chinese border city of Dandong. In early July, three container trucks carrying French wine, high-end perfume, and liquor went to Pyongyang via the customs checkpoint in Dandong. >> Full Text

Typhoon Halola to Hit South Coast on Sunday

Halola, the 12th typhoon of this year, will probably make landfall or come close to the south coast of Korea on Sunday. If Halola lands, it will be the first typhoon since Sanba in September 2012 to hit Korea directly. >> Full Text

Weekends May Make Dieting More Difficult

Dieting can be more difficult on the weekend, a recent study shows. According to an analysis by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Koreans take in the most calories on Saturday, followed by Friday. >> Full Text

Bae Sang-moon to Resume PGA Tour After Military Service

Hyundai to Sponsor Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

N. Korea 'Planning New Long-Range Missile Launch'

SMEs Say Reunification Needed for Growth

Department Stores Hold Big Sales to Fight MERS Slump

Pentaport Rock Festival Celebrates 10th Year After Tough Beginning


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

NIS being criticized for double-acting on cybersecurity

Intelligence agency provides certification on network equipment, while also purchasing hacking services

The National Intelligence Service (NIS) is responsible for assessing the safety and security conformance of the network equipment and software that South Korean companies provide government agencies or export abroad. The fact that an agency with those responsibilities asked a foreign company to hack this software has critics arguing that the fox was put in charge of the chicken coop.

After panel meeting, Abe looking less likely to apologize for Japan’s colonial rule

A statement scheduled to be delivered by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in mid-August is looking increasingly likely not to contain an apology for the country’s past colonization of other Asian countries. A “21st century vision panel” that has been discussing the content of the upcoming statement held its final meeting and made its last adjustments to a draft report at the Prime Minister’s official residence on July 21, Japanese news outlets reported on July 22. .

100-year-old journalist decries Japanese slide toward militarism

On the afternoon of July 21, a 100-year-old journalist named Takeji Muno took the microphone during a press conference at the Foreign Press Center in Tokyo, Japan. “For the past 80 years, I have walked down the road of journalism. What I feel most strongly now is that, whatever happens, we must not allow World War III to occur. .

US State Dept: No acknowledgement of NK as a nuclear power

The US State Department said on July 21 that it does not recognize North Korea as a nuclear state and that the country’s entire nuclear program should be a focus of negotiations. The statement at a daily press briefing by spokesperson John Kirby came in response to a commentary the same day by the North Korean Foreign Ministry stating that North Korea was a full-fledged nuclear power and would not abandon its nuclear weapons. .

Barbells aren’t the only weights multicultural kids must carry

Weightlifting is an honest sport. No one is born a champion on the four-meter-square platform. Every weightlifter knows that you can only lift the barbell as far as you’ve worked for it. Most middle school students would have been sleeping in on the morning of July 22, which marked the first day of summer vacation. .

'Defense mafia' creates corruption in all three branches of the military

Numerous cases of defense industry corruption have come to light since the November launch of a joint investigative team on the issue. With the team planning to continue its investigations through the end of 2015, it is still too early to determine how many more cases will be uncovered. But the ones that have emerged to date are already drawing major criticism from the public. .

Pres. Park announces reforms in four major areas

On July 21, President Park Geun-hye announced that reforms in the four areas of the public sector, labor, finance, and education were the primary task of her administration for the second half of the year and indicated her resolve to carry these out. With the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak all but over and the administration‘s grip on the ruling party tightening, Park seems intent on introducing major reforms to achieve some results in the second half of her term. .

NIS hacking targeted South Korean nationals in China

The National Intelligence Service’s chief target after purchasing a remote control system (RCS) program from the Italian security firm Hacking Team was an unspecified number of South Korean nationals in China, it has been alleged. The allegations of hacking against South Korean nationals - which is illegal even when they are overseas - is making a prosecutors’ investigation appear increasingly likely.


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

GDP growth in second quarter slows to 0.3%

Even with stimulus, target of 2.8% for 2015 is looking undoable

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Medical data on 44 million Koreans sold abroad

Another massive personal information leakage in Korea has come to light, this time not by hackers but in a for-profit business deal. A joint governmental investigation…

Corporate culture plays a role in low birth rate

Mrs. Han, a 38-year-old employee of an American company in Korea, often leaves the office early to pick up her child from day care. Later that night from home…

Chamber head repeats plea for pardons of 2 chaebol leaders

Park Yong-maan, chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), has publicly asked President Park Geun-hye to include two prominent business leaders…

Hyundai’s profits keep on slipping

Hyundai Motor announced on Thursday that it will pay interim dividends for the first time, hoping to dispel shareholders’ worries about the company’s disappointing performance…

SK Innovation sees big boost in second quarter

SK Innovation reported an operating profit of 987.9 billion won ($851.7 billion) in the second quarter of this year, its second-highest quarterly profit ever…

Chip blues hit SK Hynix as it misses Q2 estimate

SK Hynix’s second-quarter profit missed analysts’ estimates as weakening demand for personal computers and smartphones damped prices for its memory chips…

South mulls plans for a possible dialogue

The South Korean government is reviewing various proposals for talks with North Korea, including the possibility of sending a special envoy…

President, businessmen set to discuss key agendas

President Park Geun-hye will meet with the heads of the country’s largest business groups today in a rare gathering to seek their continued cooperation for…

Economic slowdown turns devoted father into mugger

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Opposition files complaint against NIS officials

The main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD) on Thursday filed a complaint with the prosecution against Won Sei-hoon, the former director…

LG-Google rumor spreads

A rumor that Google would acquire a 35 percent stake in LG Electronics to become its top shareholder sent LG shares on a roller coaster ride on Wednesday.…


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

LG Uplus launches ‘Paynow Touch’

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S. Korea heading to worst economic growth

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Oberthur to establish R&D center in S. Korea

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Phablet becoming a mainstream of smartphone market

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KTB Solution departure to Luxemburg could signal exodus of S. Korean finte..

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Rice falls out of top 10 in big box retailer sales

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LG to launch ‘innovative’ Tromm Twin Wash

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Social integration body for labor market reform to be set up in Assembly

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Telecom firms eyeing multimedia and AR services

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Samsung BioLogics vows to create another success story in bio

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The Kyunghyang Shinmoon (

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The Korea Economic Daily (

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Japan Overtakes Korea in Terms of Inbound Tourist Number

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SK Hynix Posts 1.37 Tril. Won Operating Profit in 2Q

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AJU Business Daily (

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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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