The Korean daily media headlines and humor
The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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Sept. 11, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post news, The Korea Post notice, 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 notices:

We have emailed the following information to the international student representatives. We would like to solicit the participation of the student organization of your esteemed country. Please provide us with the email address and/or telephone number of the head of the student organization of your country to: or

The Korea Post is at your service

Dear International Student:

We learned your name and contact information through the good offices of the prestigious Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) and the Kenya Community in Korea (KCK) in Seoul.

The Korea Post, which celebrates its 30th anniversary of founding this year, consists of five different media units, three in English and two in the Korean langauge and two in print edition (one English and one Korean) and three Internet editions (one English Internet dialy, one Korean-language Internet ddaily and one English e-daily).

On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, The Kore Post is further expanding its coverage of, and service for, the international students community in Korea, from its coverage of over 200-plus foreign embassies accredited to Korea, including 111 resident embassies Seoul.

Our typical programs with the international students in Korea include the following:

Dangjin Festival:  /news/view.html?smode=&skey=Dangjin&x=19&y=12&section=161&category=181&no=896,

African retreat: /news/view.html?section=162&page=3&category=183&no=1006)

It if you any interesting story/photos, which you think might contrbiute to the promotion of understanding, exchange, cooperation and friendship between Korea and your country, you may send them to us for publication by all five media units of The Korea Post mentioned avove, namely:

Korean-language Internet daily:

English-language Intenet daily: /main/index.html

Korean-language newspaper:

English e-daily (Korean Media Daily Headlines): /rankup_module/rankup_notice/notice_detail.html?no=313

English print monthly:

The contact information of The Korea Post is:

Email or, Regular phones 82-2-2298-1740/2, 1745/6,  Fax 82-2-2298-9506.


Invitation to Kim’s Eye Hospital

For the Excellencies and Madams:

There are only six days left to the Tour of Asia's largest ophthalmological (eye) hospital--for a free checkup, medical tips, a luncheon reception, and a tour of Asia's largest Kim's Eye Hospital in Seoul. Has Your Excellency made a reservation? If not, here is re-run of the Invitation:

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

Has Your Excellency ever heard of the name, Kim's Eye Hospital? The Hospital is the largest in Korea and 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:


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. 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


For the Commercial Counsellors

Free exhibition of your unique food products (non-perishable)

Here is a rare opportunity for your country to showcase your unique food and food-related products in Korea free of charge for 10 days in Namyangju City on the eastern outskirts of Seoul. The Embassy does not have to assign any personnel at the exhibition site because the Namyangju City Government manages the exhibition pavilion throughout the 10-day period.

This is a very good chance for the non-perishable food exporters of your country to introduce their goods to the Korean people and international visitors.

The interesting offer comes from the Organizing Committee of 2015 Namyangju Slow Life International (Food) Festival on October 8-17, 2015 in a 10-day run.

Recommended exhibits:

Non-perishable unique foods of your country canned, bottled, vacuum-packed or dehydrated, such as fruits, nuts, spices, condiments, rice, wheat, maze (corn), any other non-perishable food products.

Food-related goods such as traditional tableware items, kitchen utensil, table cloth, aprons, spoons, bowls, dishes, plates, cutting boards, knives, cooking pots, pans, and/or whatever related with cooking and meals.

Namyangju City government officials collect the exhibits after issuing receipts and return them to the suppliers after exhibition. The exhibits can also be displayed on a permanent basis.

For further details, please contact:-

Regular phones: 2298-1740/2, 1745/6. Fax: 2298-9506.

Mobile phones: Ms. Kim Jeong-mi at 010-3388-1682 (Korean), David Chung at 010-3481-1101 (English), Bobbie Kim at 010-9100-9112 (English) or Chairman Lee Kyung-sik at 010-5201-1740.

Email: or


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


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Government HR Database Includes Few Young Candidates

PM Hwang to Visit France Next Week

Government Threatens to Unilaterally Pursue Labor Reform

1.8 Million Households to Receive Gov't Grants This Year

Money Supply Posts Over 9% Growth for 4th Month

N. Korea Engaged in 64 Provocations Against S. Korea Since 2010

VOA: Casualties of N. Korean Floods Reach Nearly 100

US Experts Positively Review New Nuclear Accord

FedEx Korea Apologizes for Anthrax Delivery

3 New Rail Lines to Operate in Chinese Cities Bordering N. Korea

Top Court Returns Graft Case on CJ Head to Lower Court

Capsized Boat Dolphin Salvaged on Wednesday

Gov't to Prevent Terrorists from Taking Flights to S. Korea

'Quiz on Korea' Final to Take Place at KBS on Thursday

Balhae Kingdom Fortress Found in Russian Far East

Gwangju Int'l Art Fair Draws 70,000 Visitors

Local Researchers Discover Mechanism of YUCCA Proteins

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Causes Concern in S. Korea

Health Minister Discusses Antibiotic Tolerance with Dutch, Swedish Counterparts

Jordanian Prince Declares Bid for FIFA Presidency

Team Korea leaves for Lebanon for World Cup Qualifier

S. Korea Grabs 6th Straight Win at Asian Women's Youth Handball Championship


Yonhap (

Gov't vows to push for own labor reform bill

The government will push for an independent labor reform bill following the breakdown of related talks, the top economic policymaker said Friday.

Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan said in a press conference held in Sejong that the inability of labor and management to find middle ground made it imperative for the government to take the initiative.

BOK holds key rate steady at 1.5 pct in Sept.

South Korea's central bank on Friday left its benchmark policy rate unchanged at 1.5 percent as widely expected, in what is seen as an extension of its wait-and-see stance as financial market volatility rises on uncertainties.

IU to hold fan meeting in Hong Kong

South Korean singer IU will hold a fan meeting in Hong Kong, her official Facebook fan page showed Friday.

Son Yeon-jae falls short of medal in ribbon, clubs at worlds

South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae failed to win a medal in ribbon and clubs at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Germany on Thursday.

Park In-bee off to slow start in quest for 'super' slam at Evian

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BOK holds key rate at 1.5 pct for Sept.

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Son fails to win medals in ribbon, clubs at worlds 

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NK taekwondo team invited to Seoul in Oct. 

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Labor reform talks make progress 

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Supreme Court orders retrial of CJ chief 

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NK nuclear issue needs patience 

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Lee Man-ki applies alone for leadership of Saenuri’ Gimhae B district 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo scrapped amid allegations of plagiarism


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Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

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Find something to eat, see and enjoy at 2015 Seoul Village Festival

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Job fair held at Seoul National University

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