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The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday, July 29, 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

Publisher-Chairman

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.

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The Korea Post notice:

Introduce the traditional food and beverage of your country to the world as well as to Korea at Namyangy Slow Life Festival Oct. 8-17, 2015

(Please share the information with Madam.)

The Korea Post is supporting the 2015 Namyangju Slow Life Planet Festival on October 8-17, 2015, and publishes a Special Report on the Traditional Dishes of all the different countries of the world in its August, September and October issues this year in all its five media units, three in English and two in the Korean language. It consists of introducing:

1. The table-setting of each of the 60 different countries

2. The world food show

3. Invitation of the ambassadors and madams to the opening ceremony on October 8, 2015.

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 Years 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 Years Day and Songpyeon (stuffed small rice cake in a half-moon shape.

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Please boast the wonderful foods and beverage as shown in the above article!.

For participation and further details, please call 010-3388-1682 (Korean) or 010-5201-1740 English.)

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Todays humor:

Hankuk Kyungje

Working at Motel

The woman went to pick up her daughter at kindergarten. There she found the topic of that day was parents occupations.

The teacher pulled the woman aside and whispered, You might want to explain a little bit more to your daughter what you do.

The woman worked as a diet consultant and often conducted her seminars in motel conference rooms.

The teacher explained, Your daughter told the class she wasnt sure what you did, but said you got dressed real pretty and went to work at motels.

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

N. Korean Envoy: Pyongyang May Launch Missile in October

A North Korean diplomat has suggested the possibility that Pyongyang may launch a long-range missile in October.

38 North: N. Korea Completes Upgrade of Main Rocket Launch Facility

US Refuses to Recognize N. Korea as Nuclear State

US Lawmakers say Japan should Apologize for Sex Slavery

7 Countries Lift Travel Advisories for S. Korea

PM: Labor Market Reform Cannot be Compromised

IMF Urges Countries with Large Current Account Surpluses to Take Corrective Action

Lotte Holdings Removes Founder Shin Kyuk-ho

Gov't to Hold Info Session for Businesses on Iran

Activists Send Anti-Pyongyang Leaflets to North

Seoul Condemns Pyongyang for Slandering President Park

Gov't to Revamp Budget System of Inter-Korean Cooperation Fund

N. Korean Envoy: Pyongyang May Launch Missile in October

S. Korea Aims to Win in World Skills Competition

Police Round up 41 People Suspected of Voice Phishing Crimes

Youth Organizations Call for Legislation of Wage Peak System

Moviegoers Double in IMAX Theaters in First

2015 Pyeongchang Biennale Kicks Off Thursday

June Tourism Drops 41% Amid MERS Outbreak

Korea Post to Introduce Five-Digit Zip Code in August

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

Location Tracking Device for Dementia Patients to be Developed

S. Korean Football Team Convenes to Start Training for East Asian Cup

Golfer Chun In-gee Grabs Major Titles in S. Korea, U.S., Japan

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

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

N. Korea completes upgrade of rocket site, shows no signs of launch preparations yet

North Korea has completed construction to upgrade its main rocket launch facility, but is still showing no signs of preparations to launch a long-range rocket or missile from the facility, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.

Actresses lead Korean film industry this summer

Korean films have changed. Unlike traditional action films where actresses usually take supporting roles as lovers of the male leads, they now lead films as heroines.

S. Korean women face glass ceiling in C-suite: data

More than seven out of 10 major South Korean firms have no female executives, data showed Wednesday, indicating that women here face a glass ceiling in the C-suite.

S. Korean singer Lee Mi-ja to hold free concert in Japan

Legendary South Korean singer Lee Mi-ja will hold a free concert in Japan next month to mark the 70th anniversary of Korean liberation from Japanese colonial rule, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.

Korean won ends sole rise against greenback

The South Korean won was one of the world's major currencies that sharply weakened against the U.S. dollar in the past month, data showed Wednesday, ending its appreciation that had dented the competitiveness of local exporters.

N. Korea completes upgrade of rocket site, shows no signs ..

N. Korea says no interest in talks on freezing it..

Diplomacy on N. Korea at crossroads: S. Korean envoy

N. Korean envoy says no interest in dialogue on nuclear pr..

Carmakers see export unit price drop for three quarters

S. Korean women face glass ceiling in C-suite: data

Seoul shares open higher on Wall Street gain

Korean won ends sole rise against greenback

Samsung produces industry's smallest image sensor for smar..

AOA releases new EP in Japan

Actor Lee Jong-suk's photo book to go on sale overseas

Yoon Mi-rae collaborates with Boys Noize on upcoming singl..

Actresses lead Korean film industry this summer

S. Korean singer Lee Mi-ja to hold free concert in Japan

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

Korea declared free of MERS threat

Visitors crowd Samsung Medical Center in southern Seoul, Tuesday, when the government declared a de facto end to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) crisis. The hospital was partially closed after becoming the second epicenter of the disease, with the largest number of patients contracting the virus there.

NK, China seeking to fix ties 

North Korea and China have exchanged friendly gestures in an apparent bid to improve their diplomatic relations which have been strained since Kim Jong-un too...

Lawyers cry foul over ban on contingency fees 

Lawyers are up in arms over a recent ruling to ban contingency fees in criminal cases. 

Are 300 lawmakers enough? 

The main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracys (NPAD) proposal to increase the number o... 

Row over money at publisher raises eyebrows 

Current and former CEOs of Gimmyoung Publishers were found Monday to have engaged in a 30.5 billio...

Debate over Iranian deal heats up in US 

Since the July 14 announcement of a settlement in the Iranian nuclear issue, designed to block Irans path to developing a nuclear weapon, American foreign po... 

Residents seek recall vote on governor Hong 

Residents of South Gyeongsang Province are seeking to recall Governor Hong Joon-pyo for abusing po...

Woman charged with fraud over 'mummified' husband's body 

A woman who kept the body of her dead husband body at home for almost seven years will face charges of fraud, the prosecution has said.

Ruling party prioritizes labor reform 

The ruling Saenuri Party has launched a special committee led by Rep. Rhee In-je, a former labor minister under the Kim Young-sam administration, to support P... 

Corruption allegations hit veterans' association 

Korean Veterans Association (KorVA) Chairman Cho Nam-pung may face an investigation by prosecutors... 

Korean travelers frugal, Chinese big spenders 

Among overseas travelers, Koreans travel the most frequently, Chinese spend the most and the Japan... 

Fashion boom hits North Korea 

Fashion knows no borders, including North Korean ones. Imitation handbags and fashion wear from ...

Former sports champions mentor youth for charity 

Former athletes who represented Korea in international competitions are helping underprivileged yo...

Is Elliott preparing to pull out? 

Elliott Associates returned certificates of Samsung Group affiliate shareholders last week, raising questions over the U.S. hedge funds next move, industry s...

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The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)

Lotte founder Shin Kyuk-ho sacked by son

Lotte Group founder and general chairman Shin Kyuk-ho on Tuesday was sacked from the post of CEO of Lotte Holdings in Ja...

Ruling banning lawyer success fees rattles legal circles

When South Koreas highest court last week banned the long-held practice of paying contingency...

Cabinet OKs casino cruise plan

A cruise vessel is docked at a port in this file photo. (Yonhap)Korean cruise vessels will be...

North Korea seen holding out olive branch to China

North Korea appears to be holding out an olive branch to China by repeatedly extending, in rece...

Thirty-five of Cosby's alleged victims speak...

Thirty-five women who allege they were sexually assaulted by US comedy legend Bill Cosby were...

NIS investigation

The National Intelligence Service chief Lee Byung-hos closed-door briefing at the National...

Iran deal a lesson for N...

A flurry of talks are taking place over North Korean denuclearization following the recent c...

Korea independence fighter enshrined at Moscow cemetery

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Financial education key to Koreas advancement

This is the fourth in a monthly series contributed by executive members of the Financial Superv...

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

Hyundai Motor Group to launch Internet bank in Germany next year

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Obama meets Lucy, an ancient ancestor, in Ethiopia

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Closure of a local burger place loved by Korea University students

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Exhibition of 600 first class Shilla Dynasty relics

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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 

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

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

MERS Outbreak Declared Over

The government on Tuesday declared the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome officially over. The announcement came 69 days after the first MERS infection was detected on May 20. >> Full Text

Massive Job Creation Project to Ease Youth Unemployment

The government hopes to create 200,000 new jobs by 2017 in a bid to ease youth unemployment, it said Monday. The youth unemployment rate has surged to levels last seen just after the 1998 Asian financial crisis. >> Full Text

Star-Studded Period Film Another Box-Office Smash

The period espionage film "Assassination" got off to a good start by setting new records at the box office. It has already taken the No. 1 spot in ticket sales this year on opening day and drawn 3.37 million viewers in its first week of release. >> Full Text

Per-Capita GDP to Drop for 1st Time in 6 Years

Won Plummets Further

N. Korean Economy 'Improving

Ex-U.S. Ambassador to Teach at Hankuk University

Chung Mong-joon Meets European Rival for FIFA Post

Archer Kim Soo-nyung Elected to World Body

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

While refusing to provide any evidence, NIS continues to insist there was no illegal surveillance

Before suicide, one agent deleted reams of data, raising questions over what had been collected

A total of 51 records were deleted by a National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent who committed suicide on July 18, the agency said in a report to the National Assembly Intelligence Committee on July 27.The records deleted by the 45-year-old agent, identified by the surname Lim, include ten related to successful anti-North Korea and anti-terrorism hacks, 31 involving domestic test hacks, and ten involving failed operations, the NIS report added.

Civic groups putting together open program to detect spyware

On July 27, Open Net, the Korea Progressive Network Center, and the Korean Preparatory Committee for the P2P Foundation announced the launch of the Public Antivirus Project, which will use crowd sourcing to develop a program tentatively called Open Antivirus that can detect whether a device is infected with Remote Control System (RCS), the spyware developed by Italian security firm Hacking Team, and to remove the program. .

S. Korea moving away from large scale aid to North Korea

The South Korean government has decided to stop providing large-scale aid to North Korea annually, which often included as much as 400,000 tons of rice and 300,000 tons of fertilizer. Instead, it plans to recalibrate its North Korean aid efforts to individual development and cooperation projects spearheaded by the private sector in the areas of public health, agriculture and stockbreeding, and forestry. .

Pres. Park carefully mulling attendance at September event in Beijing

Beijings Tiananmen Square area is undergoing a facelift. Old sidewalk blocks and railings are being replaced, and surrounding infrastructure is getting a new paint job. Special bomb-resistant equipment has been installed on a stretch of Changan Avenue between the gate and the square. .

Artificial island off Chinese coast could be used as aircraft carrier

A large oil drilling rig currently under development by China could be used as an artificial island or aircraft carrier in an emergency, analysts suggested. A report by Chinas state-run CCTV News on July 26 said the unveiling of the Haiyang Shiyou 982 (HYSY982) platform recently drew attention at a Beijing exhibition on joint military-civilian development projects in defense, science, technology, and engineering. .

With its hacking program, NIS collected nearly 3,000 pieces of evidence per day

Each day, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) collected an average of 2,966 pieces of data through monitoring targets with Remote Control System (RCS), a program it purchased from Italian security company Hacking Team. Since the program enabled the spy agency to monitor 20 people at a time, it apparently collected an average of 148 pieces of evidence per person, per day. Furthermore, additional information has come to light showing that Hacking Team was monitoring the agencys activities. .

After apparent victory, migrant union leader left shouting the same old slogan

One month ago, Udaya Rai was beaming when he stood before the Supreme Court, but now his face is troubled. On July 27, Udaya, 44, leader of the Seoul-Gyeonggi-Incheon Migrants Trade Union (MTU), was still chanting the same slogan, even though a month had passed since the Supreme Court granted the union legal status. .

Labor advocates alarmed by courts ruling on abetting obstruction of operation

A court ruling finding a man guilty of criminally abetting obstruction of operations for supporting a workplace occupation by workers is generating controversy. Observers in the organized labor community fretted that the decision could signal a revival of a ban on third party involvement that was introduced under President Chun Doo-hwan and later abolished in 2006 after being abused to suppress labor and democracy movements.

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

MERS outbreak is finally over, says government

The government announced on Tuesday that Koreas Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak practically came to an end, saying the potentially fatal disease was completely contained after 69 days. The disease, which was brought to Korea by a 68-year-old man who returned from a business trip

Lottes founder sacked by his younger son

A fraternal battle to control all of Lotte Group, a corporate behemoth in both Korea and Japan, has led to the fratricidal demotion of founder Shin Kyuk-ho

Ruling party claims NPAD gambling with lives

The ruling Saenuri Party said on Tuesday that the oppositions demand to see a master file from a National Intelligence Service (NIS) server was folly and worse

Investors wary after China crashes

Concerns are mounting in Korea over the aftermath of Chinas stock market crash. The benchmark Kospi plunged to around 2,016 at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday

Hyundai Motor wage talks go to 16th round

Hyundai Motor held its 15th round of wage talks with its union at the Ulsan plant in South Gyeongsang, but failed to reach an agreement.

Elliott mum on plans to sell shares of Samsung

Elliott Associates has returned its shareholder certificates for Samsung C&T, Samsung SDI and Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, according to sources with knowledge of the matter

Top delivery app scraps commissions

Woowa Brothers, a five-year-old start-up operating the nations No. 1 food delivery app Baedal Minjok, announced Tuesday that it will scrap

Samsung confirms NYC event to debut devices

Samsung Electronics officially announced on its blog that it will hold the Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event to unveil new smartphones on Aug. 13 in New York.

Court ruling impacts the ramifications of data raids

When prosecutors in Suwon, Gyeonggi, requested a search warrant for digitalized records from the director of a local pharmaceutical company suspected

In U.S., Kim Moo-sung stresses necessity of Japanese apology

Ruling Saenuri Party Chairman Kim Moo-sung stressed to U.S. officials during his visit to Washington that Japan needs to issue a proper apology to Korea

Saenuri lawmaker discusses labor reform

The senior ruling party lawmaker tasked with leading the Park Geun-hye administrations labor reform agenda vowed Tuesday

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

4 lessons from MERS outbreak

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Lotte founder elbowed out by second son

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WKF 2015: Mapping the Zeitgeist in turbulent era

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Outdoor concert hall to be built on Seoul Plaza

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Yongsan electronics market turning into mecca of creative economy

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Samsung to unveil Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus on August 13

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Govt looking to nurture 5,500 software experts in colleges

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Galaxy Tab S2 to hit market next week at lower price

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LG to release budget flip-style smartphone LG Gentle

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S. Korea per capita GNI expected to fall

With the South Korean economy faltering, its per capita gross national income would decrease in six years since 2009, according to an analysis. As such, it is feared t.. ...07.28 10:51

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

?[NIS Hacking Scandal] Hacking Team Developer's 2nd Interview with the Kyunghyang Shinmun, "RCS Can Be Used to Monitor Civilians"

The developer of the Remote Control System (RCS) program made by the Italian firm Hacking Team--which the National Intelligence Service (NIS) purchased and used

After Iran's Nuclear Agreement: Eyes on U.S Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks Seiler as He Visits South Korea?

Sydney Seiler, special envoy for the six-party talks of the U.S. State Department met with South Korean government officials on July 27 and discussed Nor

[Japan Denies 'Forced Labor of Koreans'] Japan Insists 'Colonial Rule Was Legitimate,' 1965 Korea-Japan Treat, an Excuse to Refuse Compensation

Mitsubishi Materials, a major Japanese company recently apologized and provided compensation to the victims who had undergone forced labor in this company's fa

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?Why Are We Afraid of the President? Because She's the Queen of Elections!

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[NIS Hacking Scandal] New Politics Alliance for Democracy Reports Former NIS Director Won Sei-hoon and Nanatech to the Prosecutors?

On July 23, the New Politics Alliance for Democracy launched an attack reporting former National Intelligence Service (NIS) Director Won Sei-hoon to the

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On July 22, the South Korean government announced that it approved prior contact between North and South Korean NGOs to discuss organizing a joint inter-Korean

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

Exports to Australia Rise 22% Since Passage of Korea-Australia FTA in Dec. 2014

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Casino Stocks Rise on Expectations of Returning Chinese Tourists

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SK Telecom Mulls over Smartphone Rental Service

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Samsung C&T Wins $1.8 Bil. Power Plant Deal in Qatar

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7 Nations Lift Travel Restriction to Korea...Foreign Ministry

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

'Muscle Queen' Lee Yeon attends 'Sprite Shower Audition' in Yonsei-ro, Seoul

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After School's Nana new model to promote fiber drink Glamm

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Maze playground installed in Yeouido, Seoul

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Water gun festival held at Yonsei-ro, Seoul

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Urban farm to open July 23

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S. Korea mulls declaration of end of MERS crisis amid easing public fears

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Seoul regrets Pyongyangs refusal to security meeting invitation

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

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