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The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notices, 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:

Invitation to Asia's largest Kim's Eye Hospital in southern Seoul

Has Your Excellency ever heard of the name, Kim's Eye Hospital? The Hospital is the largest in Korea and is considered to be so also in Asia. Director of the Hospital is Dr. Mrs. Yonglan Kim, the daughter of President Hi-soo Kim of Konyang University. Please visit:

/news/view.html?section=160&category=179&no=1037

http://www.kimeye.com/kimENG/sub01/sub01_02.html

http://english.konyang.ac.kr/sub_1_2.asp

At this time, I am pleased to inform Your Excellency that President Hi-soo Kim of Konyang University and Director Mrs. Yonglan Kim of the Hospital cordially invite Your Excellency and Madam to inspect the ultra-modern facilities and equipment of the Hospital together with a selected number of other Excellencies and Madams on Friday September 18, 2015. If Your Excellency and/or Madam wish to have an ophthalmological check-up, you are most welcome.

For reservation and inquiries, please call:-

Mobile phones: Ms. Kim at 010-3388-1682 (Korean), David Chung at 010-3481-1101 (English) or Chairman Lee at 010-5201-1740.

Regular phones: 2298-1745/6, 2298-1740/2

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A round-up of the latest news published Korean media:

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

Park to Attend Victory Day Parade in Beijing after S. Korea-China Summit

Seoul's presidential office has officially announced that President Park Geun-hye will visit China from September 2 to 4 to attend Victory Day events marking...

US Respects Park's Decision to Attend Military Parade

Chinese Amb.: Park, Xi to Discuss N. Korean Denuclearization

Red Cross to Confirm Living Status of 66,000 Separated Family Members

Gov't to Increase Defense Budget to Reinforce DMZ Combat Power

Park to Attend Victory Day Parade in Beijing after S. Korea-China Summit

Typhoon Goni Causes Damage on Easternmost Dokdo

Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom Selected as 'Best Companies to Work for'

KOSPI Surges on Gains in Chinese Market

Umbrella Union to Return to Trilateral Talks

Seoul Preps for Inter-Korean Talks Despite Hwang's Denial of DMZ Blast

N. Korean Delegate Denies Responsibility for DMZ Blasts

Former US Defense Chief Warns of 4th Nuclear Test by N. Korea

US Downplays Debate over 'Apology' vs. 'Regret'

Civic Group Member Indicted for Violating Security Law

Ancient Ship Found Near Mado Island

20th BIFF to Open on Oct.1

Exhibition of Princess Deokhyes

Typhoon Goni Brings Heavy Rain, Strong Winds

Mackerel Catch Soars 208% in H1 YoY

Postech Professor Becomes First S. Korean to Receive APEC Science Award

'Construction of Stadiums, Facilities for 2018 Olympics on Track'

Lydia Ko Wins Canadian Pacific Womens Open

S. Korea Defeats Iran 13-0 in AFC U-19 Women's Championship

On-Air 11 Languages by Rotation

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

Park to meet with Xi, attend military parade in Beijing

President Park Geun-hye will hold summit talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday, ahead of China's celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

S. Korean Red Cross expects family reunions around mid-Oct..

40 people killed, 11,000 affected in N. Korean floo..

Civic group member indicted over alleged security law brea..

S. Korea open to talks with N. Korea on sanctions

Money-in-waiting surges as investors eye bargain hunting

Int'l organic food expo invites world-renowned scholars

S. Korean firms inactive in overseas M&As

Seoul shares start higher on U.S. gains

S. Korea to hike military budget to boost readiness

Int'l organic food expo invites world-renowned scholars

CL graces cover of Paper magazine

Pro hockey clubs looking to help nat'l team f..

Rangers' Choo getting shortchanged by umps in..

CJ CGV, China's Wanda join hands on new cinema technology

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

President will attend military parade in Beijing

President Park Geun-hye has decided to observe a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Sept. 3 in Beijing, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. Considering friendly and cooperative relations with C...

Goldman Sachs raided for alleged stock price manipulation 

Prosecutors announced Tuesday that they raided the offices of Goldman Sachs Korea, ING Life Insurance and Macquarie Investment Management Korea last week to i... 

Follow-up steps hold key to inter-Korean summit 

The Aug. 25 agreement between South and North Korea should be the first step toward a summit betwe... 

External shocks weigh on market 

Is the Korean economy strong enough to weather external shocks amid growing concerns about a possi... 

Wounded sergeant uplifted by inter-Korean accord 

One of the two soldiers maimed by a landmine blast in the heavily fortified border earlier this mo...

Korea seeks to double FDI 

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Wednesday it is seeking to double the amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) this year to $20 billion from ...

Asiana plans to remove most first-class seats 

Asiana Airlines, the countrys second largest carrier, said Wednesday it will remove first-class seats from many of its aircraft as part of efforts to cut cos...

SM, IB Worldwide ink deal to create 'sportainment' 

Koreas top entertainment agency has formed a partnership with the countrys leading sports marketing company in a move intended to boost its profits by expan... 

Female secretaries slam sexist game 

A representative group of female secretaries has accused a local games company of including a sexi...

Univ. launches school for North, South students 

Seoul National University's Unification Education Research Center is opening a school with students and teachers from the North and South. 

Can Anyang Halla avenge Tohoku Free Blades?

The 2015-16 Asia League Ice Hockey (AL) season kicks off its eight-month run on Saturday with keen... 

'Documentary, tool to understand people' 

The documentary film festival EBS International Documentary Festival (EIDF) launched by the stat... 

October seen as prime time for family reunions 

The two Koreas should hold reunions of families separated by the 1950-1953 Korean War by October a... 

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

Korea to cut consumption taxes to boost economy

Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan(left) speaks during a meeting of the economic-related ministers at Seoul Government Com...

N.K. attitude change bodes well

Past inter-Korean talks over sensitive issues often descended into acrimonious squabbles with N...

US reporter, cameraman killed on air; gunman dies

A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview Wednesday by ...

Starbucks announces introduction of Cleanse Salads

Organicas Quinoa & Chicken SaladStarbucks Coffee Korea on Wednesday announced that it would i...

POSCO leads change in labor relations

The much disputed peak wage system may be gaining more momentum with the steelmaker POSCO and its union...

Unified stance

Speaking at a workshop for ruling party lawmakers Tuesday, Unification Minister Hong Yong-py...

Elderly abuse

The main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy is pushing to enact a law designed t...

[Herald Interview] Organica, Starbucks look to popularize detox salads

Christine Cho (Lee Sang-sub/The Korea Herald)As a growing number of South Koreans look to healt...

Medical tech start-up uses wearable to tackle dementia

As Korea faces the growing challenge of caring for an aging society, one start-up hopes to help...

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

Chinas history distortion attempt expands to prehistory Yoha Civilization

China is pushing to include the Yoha Civilization, which is not irrelevant to Korean history, in its own history. The Chinese government in 2007 completed including Gogureo and Balhae histories into the Chinese... 

Seo Young-jae joins Hamburg of German Bundesliga

Seo Young-jae (20), a fullback of Koreas Olympic soccer team Park Ji-sung paid attention in the past, has joined Hamburg of the German Bundesliga. Hamburg is the team that Son Heung-min (23) was affiliated before...

Umbrella labor organization to return to tripartite talks on labor reform

The Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU), one of Korea`s two major umbrella labor organizations, on Wednesday decided to return to the stalled tripartite negotiations on labor reforms. However, the organization`s...

American novel `Everyday` vs. Korean movie `Beauty Inside`

American novel Everyday, which was recently translated into Korean and published, has a similar storyline with the Korean movie Beauty Inside released last week. Everyday is a story about A, a teen who wakes up...

Hyundai Motor chairman meets Shandong Province governor

Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Mong-koo met with Shandong Province Governor Guo Shuqing on Tuesday at Hyundai Motor headquarters in southern Seoul. Guos visit to Hyundai Motor follows his meeting with Samsung...

Pres. Park: Agreement was made amid principle to sternly address provocations

Inter-Korean relations that faced the most tense military standoff is fast moving towards the phase of normalization after the two sides agreed to announce joint statement through high-level contact between the two...

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

Standoff Gives Glimpse of N. Korean Defense Plans

South Korea and the U.S. are assessing North Korea's military's strength and operational plans based on the deployment of troops and armaments during the latest cross-border tensions. >> Full Text

1 in 3 Adults Miss Out on Vital Breakfast

About one in every three Korean adults skip breakfast, a survey suggests. The Chosun Ilbo polled 3,000 people in their 20s to 50s, and 33.6 percent said they have breakfast only twice a week or less, while 43.5 percent eat it five times a week or more. >> Full Text

Cross-Border Agreement Gives Hope to Business

An agreement Tuesday between the two Koreas after heightened military tensions revived hopes of more cross-border cooperation. Stocks related to economic cooperation between North and South Korea enjoyed a steep surge the same day, and the Federation of Korean Industries welcomed the news. >> Full Text

Gov't Announces Measures to Boost Consumption

N. Korea Puts Spin on Cross-Border Deal

Propaganda Loudspeakers Turned Off

Koreans in Their 20s More Patriotic Kim Gu-ra Divorces Wife After Debt Shock

Girls' Generation Tops Billboard's World Albums Chart

Korean Air Buys Latest 747 Jumbo Jet

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

After inter-Korean agreement, is a summit possible?

Experts advise incremental steps of lower-level meeting to build for a potential summit between leaders

The dramatic shift from military tensions to calls for exchange and cooperation at recent high-level two-plus-two talks between South and North Korea is raising hopes for a possible summit between leaders. The question of whether such a development could be tied to agreed-upon meetings between governments is drawing particular attention.

South and North follow through with measures to bring down military tensions

South and North Korea honored their agreement at high-level talks this week by respectively ending loudspeaker broadcasts and calling off a quasi-state of war as of noon on Aug. 25.The measures were the first taken by the two sides to reduce military tensions that had been spiraling toward crisis in recent weeks. .

China announces Pres. Park will attend Sep. 3 military review in Beijing

On Aug. 25, the Chinese government announced that South Korean President Park Geun-hye will be attending a military review held in Beijing on Sep. 3 marking the 70th anniversary of the victory over Japan in World War II. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will not be attending the military review, with KWP Secretary Choe Ryong-hae going in his place. .

South and North reach deal to end prolonged period of tensions

After four days of two-plus-two talks between high-ranking officials from North and South Korea, the two sides reached a dramatic agreement in which North Korea expressed regret for a landmine explosion in the DMZ and for firing artillery shells and South Korea will stop broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda over loudspeakers on the border. .

Could joint statement pave the way for improved inter-Korean relations?

Four sleepless days of inter-Korean negotiations ended with North Korea agreeing to express regret for a land mine explosion that injured two soldiers earlier this month and South Korea agreeing to halt its propaganda loudspeaker broadcasts. .

43-hour negotiations an endurance test for elderly delegates

The high-level inter-Korean negotiations that concluded on Aug. 25 set a record for length at an unprecedented 43 hours since beginning on Aug. 22. While the Blue House remained on all-night emergency standby for three straight days, the overall mood in response to the dramatic last-minute deal was one of jubilation.

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

First shipwreck from Joseon Dynasty is found

Korea has found a sunken ship from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) for the first time. Although Joseon was the countrys most recent kingdom, and the sea has always been an important transportation route for the country, Korea has never found a shipwreck from the entire span of the dynasty

South, U.S. upgrade joint war plan to repel North

South Korea and the United States have updated their war plan to counter a North Korean invasion with a more assertive scenario, a senior military official

Labor talks to resume grudgingly

Under pressure from the government, unions decided to return to the negotiating table to discuss labor market reforms that they firmly rejected four months earlier

Korea opens doors wider to attract foreign companies

Korea is making it more attractive for foreign companies to operate at its free economic zones in a bid to turn the areas into a $20 billion-a-year East Asian business hub

Shifts in China put more pork on its dinner tables

China wants an economy driven by consumption and not investment. That means putting more spare ribs on the table and forging fewer girders for skyscrapers

Early 30% purchase tax cut to drive spending

The Korean government has announced an immediate 30 percent cut in the consumption tax on cars, home appliances and some luxury items in a bid

Retail industry sees modest rebound

The retail industry saw sales growth climb to levels last seen before the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), but experts arent celebrating just yet

Park pushes reform agenda at luncheon

President Park Geun-hye hosted a luncheon Wednesday for lawmakers of the ruling party to seek their support for her agendas to boost the economy and reform the country

Prosecutors indict illegal broker over refugee scam

Authorities have indicted a broker for illegally assisting a group of Egyptians seeking employment in Korea in entering the country via a shell company and falsely

Opposition leader proposes ways to boost inter-Korean ties

The chairman of the main opposition party proposed to the government on Wednesday a four-part plan to normalize relations and economic cooperation with Pyongyang

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

Prosecutors to scrutinize big investors over alleged malfeasance

South Koreas prosecutors will conduct a sweeping probe into large institutional investors, such as brokerages, asset management firms and pension funds, a move to ro.. ...08.26 17:43

FKTU decides to return to tripartite meeting

The Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU) will return to a tripartite committee of government, labor and management to resume their talks over labor market reform, .. ...08.26 17:32

Govt unveils consumption-boosting measure

The government has decided to lower the tax rate on the purchase of a passenger car from 5 percent to 3.5 percent, effective until the end of this year, which is a tem.. ...08.26 17:21

KT forms GiGA IoT Alliance

KT unveiled IoT Makers, an open platform for Internet of Things (IoT) developers, for the first time in South Korea and launched GiGa IoT Alliance in partnership w.. ...08.26 14:37

Samsung SDS to open web-based logistics service platform

Samsung SDS will begin the operation of Cello Square, a big data-based open platform for logistics services, from Thursday. Cello Square is a web-based integrated sy.. ...08.26 12:30

SK Hynix to plough $38bn into chip plants

SK Hynix, a South Korean leading chip maker, announced aggressive investment initiatives for memory chips. Under the plan, it will spend 46 trillion won ($38 billion) .. ...08.26 10:56

Unyielding labor unions choke youth job growth, say youth group leaders

South Koreas five youth groups - Young Korea headed by Kim Dong-gu, Youth Make Korea co-headed by Cho Seung-soo, Young Tomorrow headed by Shin Bo-ra, Story K co-head.. ...08.26 10:45

Samsung, Google, Apple to clash for mobile payment

The mobile payment market gets heated as Samsung Pay has been officially launched. Google is due to launch Android Pay in October and Apple Pay already introduced in t.. ...08.25 17:55

2016 WKF offers insight on rapidly evolving global geopolitics

The World Knowledge Forum (WKF), which marks the 16th anniversary this year, offers a list of sessions that will look into the rapidly changing global geopolitical lan.. ...08.25 17:19

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

From Confrontation to Dialogue: Inter-Korean Relations Take the First Step in a New Direction

North and South Korea met at the crossroads of war and peace and a meeting of high-level officials, which continued late into the night for four days, ended in

Moon Jae-in, 'Praise the Government's Effort in Doing Its Utmost'

The response among politicians to the expression of regret on the landmine incident and the agreement to cease propaganda broadcasts against the North by senior

Climbing Foreign Exchange Rates and the Crashing Stock Market: South Korean Economy Suffers a Double Blow

The domestic financial market fell into panic yesterday with foreign exchange rates soaring and the stock market crashing down. The KOSPI index fell 2.5% from t

[A Meeting of North-South Korean Senior Officials] NK Mobilized Its '3 Key Forces for Infiltration' Air-cushioned Vehicles, Submarines, and Special Forces: Exposed Manual for Quasi State of War

North Korea declared a quasi state of war and directed a "war drama" continuing to enhance its fighting power, plainly exposing the "three key forces for inf

?[Editorial] North and South Korea Need to Take This Opportunity to Improve Relations as Well as Ease Military Tensions

Cheong Wa Dae's Director of National Security Kim Kwan-jin and Minister of Unification Hong Yong-pyo met with North Korea's Hwang Pyong-so, Director of the Ko

[70th Anniversary of National Liberation - Let's Now Part with the 7 Major Vices] A Society Pursuing Only Growth: Gap Between the Rich and the Poor Fall Back to the Japanese Occupation Period

Choi Chang-su (58, pseudonym) joined Hyundai Precision (now Hyundai MOBIS) in 1997 as an in-house subcontracted worker. The country faced the Asian financial cr

[North and South Korea Exchange Fire over Loudspeaker] North Expresses Discomfort over Psychological Warfare, Sends Public Warning to Check the South's Combat Readiness

On August 20, North and South Korea exchanged "warning shots" in the western front as the South continued its Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises with the U.S. F

?[Editorial] [Han Myeong-sook Convicted] Shameful Corruption by Han Myeong-sook and the Supreme Court's Questionable 'Political' Trial

The Supreme Court upheld the original ruling on New Politics Alliance for Democracy lawmaker Han Myeong-sook, indicted for violating the Political Funds Act and

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

Samsungs Hwasung Line No. 17 Read to Launch Operations

Following SK Hynixs latest launch of the M14 plant, the largest single DRAM production plant in the world, Samsung Electronics is also set to launch full-scale operation of the line No. 17 at its Hwasung plant in Gyeonggi province. The phase 1 DRAM line of the Hwasung 17 line has already launched...

Department Store Sales Rebound in July as MERS Crisis Is Over

The sales of department stores and large discount stores, which were hit hard by the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Korea, turned up to a pre-crisis level in July as the crisis is almost over. According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on August 26, the natio...

Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom Picked as the Best Work Place in Korea

Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom were honored as the best work places in Korea. The Korean Management Association Consulting (KMAC) conducted a survey with 6,600 industrial employees and 300 HR experts to find out which companies are the best places to work in Korea. Samsung Electronics ranked No....

Hyundai Motor Keeps Double-Digit Share in BRIMs

Despite having difficulty in China due to price cuts by local carmakers, Hyundai Motor is performing relatively strong in BRIMs (Brazil, Russia, India and Mexico), keeping a double-digit share there. Hyundai Motor sold 69,939 units in BRIMs last month, including 18,638 in Brazil, 12,251 in Russia, 36...

SK Hynix Completes M14, the Largest Semiconductor Plant in the World

SK Hynix has completed the construction of the worlds largest semiconductor plant M14, widening its lead over the worlds No. 3 chipmaker Micron. The Korean memory producer invested 15 trillion won to build the M14, a plant which will exclusively produce 300-mm wafers. According to industry sourc...

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

Korea Grand Sale to continue until Oct. 31

A large placard reading Korea Grand Sale hangs on the wall of a department store in downtown Seoul on Wednesday. The Visit Korea Committee kicked off Korea Grand Sale, one of South Korea's largest

Bird's-eye-view of Seodaemun Station intersection in central Seoul

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Autumn is approaching

A man with a smartphone takes a picture of his wife in a field with sunflowers in Jipyeong-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi Province, Sunday, as summer is drawing to a close.

Pop duo Fly to the Sky to make comeback in mid-September with new EP

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Baby fair opens at COEX in southern Seoul

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Internet banking subscribers rose 4.3% in 2nd quarter: BOK

The number of subscribers to Internet banking services in South Korea totaled 113,273,000 as of the end of June 2015, up 4.3 percent from three months earlier, the central bank said on Monday. They in

Teachers undergo safety training program in Seoul

A teacher descends with a rope from a building during a safety training program offered at the Seoul Metropolitan Fire Academy in Banghak-dong, Dobong-gu, Seoul, Wednesday. Teachers from schools in Se

Dyson unveils new machine to groom pets

A woman, using British electronics manufacturer Dyson's new machine, grooms a dog during a press event at Chosun Hotel in central Seoul, Tuesday. Despite the economic sluggishness, South Korea'

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