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Sept. 15, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 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


Korea Post Media

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The Korea Post notices:

Don’t leave Morocco without trying Zaalouk, Taktouka and Chicken Tagine’

Spouse of Moroccan envoy showcases enticing Moroccan delicacies at Namyangju Fest

Travel writer Helen Ranger once said at a BBC Good Food program, "Sample the aromatic and spicy food of North Africa by taking a trip to Morocco, a vibrant country with strong traditions and a diverse landscape of bustling cities, mountain ranges and arid deserts.”

She disclosed that that one of the great cuisines of the world was Moroccan cooking that abounds with subtle spices and intriguing flavour combinations. Then she suggested, "Don’t leave Morocco without trying Zaalouk.” There also are Taktouka and Chicken Tagine which should have been included and on the other side of the globe from the United Kingdom (UK) Zaalouk, Taktouka and Chicken Tagine are going to be cooked right in front of the 150 selected Korean and international gourmets at the Namyangju Slow Life Plant (Food) Festival on the morning of Oct. 15, 2015.

For further details and photos, please visit: /news/view.html?section=162&category=183&no=1058.


Invitation to Kim’s Eye Hospital

For the Excellencies and Madams:

There are only two 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


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


N. Korea Reveals Intention to Launch Rocket

Anchor: North Korea has indicated that it may launch a long-distance rocket around October 10 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of its ruling...

US: North's Rocket Launch Would Violate UNSC Resolutions

NEC: Finance, Home Affairs Ministers didn't Violate Election Laws

Gov’t Announces Personnel Decisions for Top-Brass Posts

S. Korea, Russia to Hold Joint Drill in East Sea

ISO General Assembly Opens in Seoul

FSC Hints Possibility of Approving More Internet-Only Banks

Gov't: Unification Ministry Saw Hundreds of Hacking Attempts Every Year

UN: Food Rations in N. Korea Half the Recommended Amount

Koreas to Exchange Lists of Reunion Candidates Tuesday

US: North's Rocket Launch Would Violate UNSC Resolutions

N. Korea Reveals Intention to Launch Rocket

Japanese Historians Denounce Abe's Statement

87% of S. Koreans Feel the Need for Reforms of Conglomerates

Labor, Management, Gov't Agree to Labor Market Reform

Gov't Seeks to Fire Any Public Servant for Receiving Gifts Worth One Million Won


Yonhap (

N. Korea vows to launch rocket

North Korea said Monday that it plans to launch a rocket at a time of its choosing as it has the right to conduct space research, cementing speculation over a provocation by the country near its key anniversary.

Foreigners stay net sellers of S. Korean stocks in Aug.

Foreign investors remained net sellers of South Korean stocks in August for a third consecutive month, the financial watchdog said Tuesday, amid rising concerns that a massive outflow of foreign funds would deal a hard blow to Asia's fourth-largest economy.

U.S. says N. Korean satellite launch would violate U.N. resolutions

The United States said Monday North Korea would be violating multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions if it forges ahead with its plans to launch a satellite using ballistic missile technology.

S. Korea's umbrella labor group OKs trilateral deal on labor reform

South Korea's umbrella labor group said Monday it has approved a trilateral deal among labor, management and the government to ease labor restrictions, setting the country's labor reform in motion.

S. Korea, Philippines ink pact on protecting classified military info

South Korea and the Philippines on Monday signed a pact to protect classified military information in a bid to exchange military intelligence, Seoul's defense ministry said.

S. Korea: N. Korea's possible rocket launch not helpful to..

S. Korea-U.S. alliance basis for Seoul's ties with Beijing..

N. Korea's space agency acknowledges rocket l..

U.S. says N. Korean satellite launch would violate..

No long-range rocket seen at North Korea's launch site yet..

S. Korea's household debt-GDP ratio highest among e..

Biz lobbies vow to seek law for more sweeping labor reform..

New Samsung C&T takes No. 4 spot on Seoul bourse

Vietnam emerges as major export market for S. Korea

S. Korea's household debt-GDP ratio highest among emerging..

Students, parents support state-authored history textbooks..

S. Korea, France to open events to mark diplomatic ..

SHINee's Jonghyun to release self-composed album


The Korea Herald (

N. Korea vows to launch rocket

North Korea said Monday that it plans to launch a rocket at a time of its choosing as it has the right to conduct space ...

Trade union group endorses labor reform deal

The nation’s largest trade union group has endorsed the labor market reform deal reached by a ...

Korea names new JCS chief

Army Gen. Lee Sun-jin was named the first-ever Army Academy graduate to serve as chairman of th...

Party feud erodes Moon leadership

The fight at the main opposition party took an ugly turn Monday as rival factions continued to ...

Lydia Ko youngest major winner

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) ― With two holes left to play in her bid to become the youngest LPGA major ...

Child care subsidy row

The government’s plan to limit free child care center services to some 6 to 8 hours per day...

Return to the old days?

Should the government have a monopoly on writing history textbooks? The answer has been a re...

Ford launches 2016 New Explorer SUV

Ford Korea on Monday launched the 2016 New Explorer, the facelift version of the company’s bes...

Gyeongju’s culture can spur children’s creativity’

Gyeongju in North Gyeongsang Province is a city where one can learn about the country’s ancien...


The Korea Times (

North Korea signals rocket launch

North Korea strongly indicated Monday that it plans to launch a rocket at a time of its choosing, prompting speculation of a provocation on or around the 70th anniversary of the North Korean Workers’ Party which falls on Oct. 10...

Gen. Lee Sun-jin named JCS chief 

Army Gen. Lee Sun-jin, commander of the Second Operations Command, has been named chairman of the ... 

[Exclusive] LG plans to unveil rollable TV next year 

LG Electronics, the world’s No. 2 TV maker, announced Monday a plan to unveil a “rollable” OLED TV...

Debate grows over teaching Chinese characters 

Education specialists are divided over whether to make Chinese characters part of the Korean language and literature textbook for elementary schoolchildren, w...

Nearly 6,000 men abroad exempted from military duty 

An average of 5,856 Korean men were exempted from compulsory military service each year from 2010 to 2014 after obtaining permanent residency in foreign count...

Hyundai localizes core fuel cell EV part technology 

Hyundai Motor has developed a core fuel cell electric vehicle part, accelerating its efforts to develop and commercialize clean cars, the company said Monday.

'Taurus missiles for F-15K jets poorly inspected' 

The military failed to test-fire Taurus cruise missiles for its F-15K fighter jets before signing a $450 million contract in 2013 to purchase the missiles, a ...

Foreigners invited to apply for local government body 

Seoul Metropolitan Government said Monday it would begin accepting applications from foreign residents of the capital to create a representative body for cons... 

Chance to win free wedding shoot 

Here is a chance to get a free wedding shoot along the Han River with the dazzling backdrop of a b...


DongA Ilbo (

Ahn raises voice against Moon over NPAD innovation

Our party’s Central Committee should be indefinitely postponed and a public survey of confidence be canceled,” lawmaker Ahn Cheol-soo of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy raised his voice toward party leader Moon... 

Mus?e d`Orsay launches Korean language service sponsored by Korean Air

Mus?e d`Orsay in Paris started commentary services in Korean language Monday sponsored by Korean Air. An event to celebrate the start of Korean service was held at the museum’s fifth floor on 1:30 p.m., attended by...

Venezuelan first-time director wins Venice Golden Lion

Venezuelan movie “From Afar” has won the best film of Golden Lion at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. The movie “From Afar” that won the best at the closing ceremony at Lido Island, Italy on Saturday...

Mayweather wins by decision to keep undefeated record in all 49 matches

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (38, U.S.), who was criticized by boxing fans for playing "the worst game of the Century" in May, has retired as an active pro boxer after keeping his undefeated record, which was dubious to some...

Will Son Heung-min score debut goal in Premier League on Sunday?

Son Heung-min (23), who moved from Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga to Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League, will play his EPL debut match in an away match against Sunderland, which will take place 9:30...

GS EPS completes Asia’s largest biomass power plant

GS EPS, a utility affiliate of GS Group, has completed Asia’s largest-scale biomass power plant of 105 megawatt at Bugok industrial complex in Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province. Since its groundbreaking in May 2013,...

Pres. Park must build amicable relations with China for peace on Korean Peninsula 

Divided assessment over Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo’s remarks 

Chung Hyeon displays potential despite loss in 2nd round of the U.S. Open 

20 tombs of ancient times are unearthed in South Gyeongsang province 

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


Chosun Ilbo (

N. Korea Announces Rocket Launch Plans

North Korea on Monday said it plans to send a satellite into space, suggesting that another long-range missile test is in the works. The North is not known to have any viable satellite technology and space rockets and intercontinental ballistic missiles work on more or less the same principles. >> Full Text

Abe Must Take Cue from Japan's Highest Court Ruling

All Koreans Must Take Safety Rules More Seriously Park Needs to Balance Closer Ties with China

100,000 Koreans Earn W470 Million a Year

Some 100,000 or 0.5 percent of Korea's 20 million wage earners make on average W470 million a year. Their income includes wages, interest on bank deposits, profits from financial investments and rent. >> Full Text

Customers Scramble for New iPhone Before Release

Pre-orders of Apple's new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus surpassed the record 10 million mark set by the previous model. Apple start shipping the new phones on Sept. 25. Pre-orders started on Saturday in 12 countries. >> Full Text

26,000 Workers Fired on Maternity Leave

Seoul 'Poised to Test Long-Range Ballistic Missile

'Seoul Pushes to List Forced-Labor Records with UNESCO

Slasher Gets 12 Years for Attacking U.S. Ambassador

New Lotte World Traders Demand Lower Parking Fees


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

Government ministries release report touting Pres. Park’s overseas achievements

Triumphant claims on areas such as OPCON transfer don’t match with factual record

Four government ministries launched an effort to promote the Park Geun-hye administration’s accomplishments so far with the distribution on Sept. 14 of a “Performance Sourcebook” rating achievements in the areas of foreign affairs and national security.

86% of workers at Incheon Airport are irregular

Eighty-six percent of employees at Incheon International Airport are irregular workers, recent data show. Considered one of the country’s top public enterprises, the airport has been selected the world’s best for ten years running, with staff earning an average of 85,760,000 won (US$72,600) a year .But the figures reveal much of the toil of its irregular workers ending up in the pockets of managers and permanent staff. According to data released on Sept. 14 by lawmakers Kang Dong-won, Kim Sa.

Elementary school kids report dating, but no kissing yet

Opposite-sex relationships in elementary school are very similar to adult ones, a recent study finds. Child Fund Korea released results on Sept. 14 for a survey launched in May in which five children’s researchers questioned 115 elementary students (64 male, 51 female) on their relationships with the opposite sex. .

Amid opposition, Blue House pushing ahead with state history textbook

Even with popular opposition gradually increasing to a single state Korean history textbook, the Blue House seems poised to push ahead with its plans to implement government textbooks even if it hurts the president’s approval rating. While the Blue House is officially disavowing responsibility by claiming that this was the decision of the Education Ministry, inside the government, the Education Ministry appears to be under pressure from President Park, who is staunchly in favor of the proposal. .

POSCO’s troubles compounded with huge payout to Japan’s Nippon Steel

POSCO is set to pay 300 billion won (US$254 million) in compensation to Japan‘s Nippon Steel for business secrecy and patent violations in connection with technology for grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES).South Korea’s sixth largest company would also be required to pay royalties when exporting electrical steel and engage in consultation before making decisions on regional export quantities.


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

FKTU manages to sell reforms to its leaders

One representative of a labor union attempts to set himself on fire

Unions finally agreed to back a breakthrough agreement on the government-led plan for labor reforms, which includes easier dismissals and a cut in wages for employees nearing retirement. …

Syrians trapped in Korea ask for aid

Omar Alnadas, a 42-year-old father of four, is a displaced Syrian seeking official refugee status by the Korean government in the hopes of being able to see his family again …

Seoul’s top military brass reshuffled

The Park Geun-hye administration announced a major reshuffle of the military’s top brass on Monday, nominating Army Gen. Lee Sun-jin as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff …

Satellite sold at discount now raking in dough

The Mugunghwa 3 satellite, which KT was accused of illegally selling to Hong Kong-based satellite operator ABS for well below its value last year, is now a cash cow …

Only 30% of interns get full-time job

More than 70 percent of Korean public companies did not hire their interns as full-time employees, despite the government’s efforts to enhance national youth unemployment …

Salary gender gap is getting bigger

The salary gap between men and women workers at Kospi-listed companies is over 30 million won ($25,400) a year, according to an opposition lawmaker on Monday …

IM shopping channel faces criticism

IM Shopping, the state-funded home shopping channel, has been criticized for selling the same products that are featured on private home shopping networks …

Samsung a shrewd foe in semiconductor fight

Samsung Electronics hasn’t always been a leader in the global semiconductor market. In 1998, Samsung Electronics had a market share of just 3.4 percent, while rival Intel accounted for 16.9 percent …

Key to the future lies in focusing on user experience, acquiring new tech

In order for companies in the electronics industry to advance, user experience must be prioritized. Companies in many industries ? including electronics, telecommunications, retail and oil …


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

LG Uplus facilitates video conferences through PC, mobile and wire phones

An employee surnamed Hwang who is working for a small construction company is annoyed with business communication every time. This is because, when he is talking on th.. ...

Youth unemployment gets worse

Only one full time job was created for 129 new economically active youths in South Korea, showing the country’s severe youth unemployment crisis. Korea added only 1,.. ...

Mr. Pizza to seek to increase US pizza market share

South Korean native pizza franchise Mr. Pizza would move to target the U.S pizza market, following the Chinese market. Jung Woo-hyun, Chairman of MPK Group, the operat.. ...


Shinhan Card to speed up global expansion

Shinhan Card’s chief executive Wi Sung-ho has won a second term and his reappointment is expected to bring a new wind of change to the local card market. The countr.. ...

Solar power popular as investment tool

There are a growing number of people who are using solar power as their investment tool in Korea. Individuals install solar power facilities in empty rice paddies, gr.. ...


Japanese bearings supplier indicted in Korea

Minebea, a Japanese-based bearing manufacturer, has been indicted in Seoul for a price-fixing conspiracy allegedly abusing its market dominance. It marks the first ind.. ...

Labor, management, gov’t take first step in agreement

Labor, management, and government representatives have finally reached an agreement after one year-long series of ‘marathon talks.’ The three parties have decided to.. ...

Coal gasification emerging as hot button sector

The coal gasification business has come under spotlight on the global energy market. It is the business that extracts SNG, the same ingredient as LNG, from low-quality.. ...


The Kyunghyang Shinmoon (

[Grand Compromise of the Tripartite Committee] Committee Agrees to Big Outline on Easy Layoffs and the Wage Peak Model

The representatives of the tripartite committee reached an agreement on key issues such as the layoff of low achievers and the easing of disadvantageous revisio···

[Editorial] President Should Withdraw Decision for Government Administered History Textbook

The minister of education will officially announce the publication of textbooks at the end of this month. In time with the announcement, the government and ruli···

Moon Jae-in's 'Vote of Confidence' vs. Non-mainstream's 'Early Convention'

New Politics Alliance for Democracy leader Moon Jae-in suggested a vote of confidence in connection to the party's new proposal of innovations, bringing the co···

Three North Korean Military Leaders Rumored to Have Been Censured for 'Mine Provocation' Are Alive and Well

After the land mine explosion in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and the North's statement of regret, rumors claimed that three North Korean military leaders had ···

Wage Gap Between Nationals and Foreigners Highest among OECD Member States

The wage gap between domestic and migrant workers in South Korea is the largest among the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (···

?[Editorial] What Is the Government Doing as the Younger Generation Give Up Seeking Employment?

More and more young adults are giving up looking for a job. According to the August Employment Trend released yesterday by Statistics Korea, 539,000 people have···

[Working-level Talks on Reunion of Separated Families] Ten Days Before the Reunion Is the Founding of the Workers' Party of Korea : North Korea's Missile Launch to Be the Most Critical Factor

The South Korean government and the Red Cross are now busy with preparations as North and South Korea finalized the date for the reunion of separated families i···


The Korea Economic Daily (

Retained Earnings of Publicly Listed Firms Increased 158% for Past 6 Years

The amount of retained earnings of Korea's publicly listed firms has increased by a large margin for the past six years. According to Rep. Kim Hyun-mi (New Politics Alliance for Democracy), a member of the strategy and finance committee of the National Assembly, based on the compilation of 1,835 fir...

New Round of iPhone-Galaxy War Commences

Bell rang for a new round of competition between Apple and Samsung Electronics as Apple released its brand-new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. As expected, the iPhone 6S looks the same as its predecessor iPhone 6 but Apple sharply upgraded the internal features of the iPhone 6S compared to the previous model...

Share of Smart TVs in Global TV Sales Rises to 41% in First Half

In contrast to the sluggish growth of overall TV sales worldwide, the smart TV market showed a rapid growth. According to market research firm Display Search on September 14, the sales of smart TVs worldwide totaled 40.19 million units in the first half of this year, accounting for 41 percent of the ...

Share of Smart TVs in Global TV Sales Rises to 41% in First Half

In contrast to the sluggish growth of overall TV sales worldwide, the smart TV market showed a rapid growth. According to market research firm Display Search on September 14, the sales of smart TVs worldwide totaled 40.19 million units in the first half of this year, accounting for 41 percent of the ...

Samsung Joins Hands with Telefonica to Launch Set-top Free IPTV Service

Samsung Electronics announced on September 13 that it joined hands with Telefonica, one of Europe's largest telecom companies, to launch set-top-free IPTV service in Spain from last month. This service allows users to enjoy 119 TV channels and 30 audio channels if they install Telefonica's Internet...


AJU Business Daily (

Kooksoondang Brewery launches new product 'Boncho'

With about two weeks to go before the Chuseok holiday, models clad in hanbok pose with "Boncho" made by traditional South Korean alcoholic beverage maker Kooksoondang Brewery Co. at the launch event o…

Scarecrows to frighten away birds

As the harvest season is approaching, students from a primary school have the experience of setting up scarecrows dressed in clothing to frighten away birds in a rice field of the Museum of Agricultur…

World B-Boy Masters Championship held in Seoul

A participant dances during the R-16 Korea World B-Boy Masters Championship which opened at the Jangchung Gymnasium in central Seoul Saturday. The two-day event was hosted by the state-run Korea Touri…

Nestle Korea holds launch event for new capsule coffee machines

Models pose with "Stelia," a new capsule coffee machine, at a launch event for the product at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul, Thursday. The coffee machine is available in three colors: pia…

South Korea keeps base rate at 1.5% for 3rd month

South Korea's central bank Friday left its benchmark interest rate for September unchanged at 1.5 percent for the third consecutive month. The Bank of Korea (BOK) has lowered the base rate by a…

DreamT prepares to debut new boy group M.A.P.6

A South Korean agency that manages Girl's Day said Thursday it plans to launch a new boy group later this year. "We have been making preparations to see to it that the boy group make a debut in…

'Stun Gun' Kim Dong-hyun to face veteran fighter Jorge Masvidal in UFC event in Seoul in November

Kim Dong-hyun, better known as "Stun Gun," arrives for a photo call to promote the upcoming "UFC Fight Night Seoul," Tuesday. Kim will face veteran fighter Jorge Masvidal on his home turf. Other star …



South Korean LED Businesses Find Breakthroughs In Foreign Countries As They Believe There Are No Solutions In South Korea

South Korean LED businesses are finding breakthroughs in foreign markets to overcome South Korean market that is going under recession. As recent increase in exchange...

MSIP Is Adjusting Mobile Gwanggaeto Plan

Government is adjusting mobile Gwanggaeto Plan because it needs to readjust roadmap that efficiently provides frequency due to increase in mobile traffic and new demands ...

Supreme Court Remands Case Involving Chairman Lee Jae Hyun Of CJ After Reversal

Supreme Court denied original verdict of 3 years in prison and a fine of $21.2 million (25.2 billion KRW) that was sentenced to Chairman Lee Jae Hyun of CJ Group...

Netflix Makes It Official That It Will Enter S Korean Market In Early 2016

America¡?s biggest video-streaming (OTT: Over The Top) service business called ¡®Netflix¡? is entering South Korean broadcasting market in ...

Naver Has Its Sights On ‘Naver Pay’ Offline Payment Also

Naver is pushing for a plan that will also allow one to use its simple payment service ¡®Naver Pay¡? at offline markets. One person that works for ...


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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 outlets, three in English and two in the Korean language and two in print edition (one English and one Korean) and three Internet editions (one English Internet daily, one Korean-language Internet daily 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 contribute 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 above, namely:

Korean-language Internet daily:

English-language Internet 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:

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