The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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Sept. 17, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Thursday, Sept. 17, 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:

Invitation to Kim’s Eye Hospital

For the Excellencies and Madams:

It is Tomorrow, the day of 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. Partly cloudy skies are forecast for the day with a high of 27 degrees and a low of 16. Has Your Excellency made a reservation? If not, please advise us.

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:


S. Korea Considers Discussing Japanese Sex Slavery at UN Commission

South Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations is considering submitting Japan's sex slavery during World War II as an agenda item for the UN Commission on...

8.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile, Kills At Least 5

Chinese Foreign Minister: US, China Summit to Address Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

'CIA Monitoring Possible Nuclear Collaboration between N. Korea, Iran'

US Moves Missile Defense Capability to be Ready for N. Korea

NPAD Central Committee Passes Reform Proposals

Gov't to Cover All Medical Expenses for Soldiers Injured on Duty

Gov't to Collect over 20 Trillion Won in Surcharges Next Year

KOSPI Soars on Eased Concerns of US Rate Hike

Finance Minister: Economic Policies Focused on Creating Jobs for Young Adults

S. Korean Football Chief to Visit Pyongyang for Regional Meeting

Inspection Team Enters Mt. Geumgang to Prepare for Reunions

Unification Ministry Vows Stern Response against N. Korean Provocation

Chinese Foreign Minister: US, China Summit to Address Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

S. Korea Considers Discussing Japanese Sex Slavery at UN Commission

'CIA Monitoring Possible Nuclear Collaboration between N. Korea, Iran'

More Bodies from Capsized Dolphin Found

6 Pacific Nations Agree on Cooperation in Maritime Safety

High-Income Households Spend 2.6 Times More on Education

French Writer: Hangeul Can Play Key Role in Protecting Minority Languages

S. Korea Ranks First in OECD in Annual Hospital Visits

17th Bucheon Int'l Animation Festival Selects Finalists

Hyundai Motor Succeeds in Localizing Core Fuel Cell Component

Factory Prices of Mobile Phones Dropped Under Revised Telecom Act

Local Researchers Discover Mechanism of YUCCA Proteins


Yonhap (

S. Korean nuclear envoy warns N.K. of tougher U.N. sanctions in case of rocket launch

North Korea will face additional U.N. Security Council sanctions further deepening its isolation if the regime forges ahead with a banned long-range rocket launch, South Korea's chief nuclear envoy said Wednesday.

Kerry warns North Korea of 'severe consequences'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Wednesday that North Korea will face "severe consequences" if it forges ahead with irresponsible provocations, a day after Pyongyang apparently threatened a nuclear test.

Ex-U.S. envoy calls for unconditional resumption of N.K. nuclear talks

The United States and its partners should unconditionally resume the long-stalled six-party nuclear talks with North Korea, a former U.S. negotiator said, stressing that ignoring Pyongyang won't improve the situation.

Samsung SDI to supply battery for Bentley's first plug-in hybrid: sources

Samsung SDI Co., the battery-making unit of South Korea's Samsung Group, will sell its plug-in hybrid vehicle batteries to British luxury automaker Bentley, industry sources said Wednesday, expanding its overseas portfolio in the mid-sized battery business for electric cars.

Southeast Asian riches seeking to build Hallyu town in Thailand: sources

A handful of Southeast Asian millionaires are looking to create a large commercial complex in Thailand comprising shops and restaurants that cater to the fans of Korean pop culture, also known as K-pop, industry sources here said Wednesday.


The Korea Herald (

Moon clears reform hurdle

The main opposition party approved a package of reform initiatives on Wednesday despite opposition from non mainstreamers...

Strong quake strikes Chile, tsunami alert issued

A strong 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck the center of Chile on Wednesday, US seismologists sai...

N. Korea nuclear capabilities back under spotlight

North Korea’s evolving nuclear weapons capabilities have returned to the spotlight as it claim...

U.S. Coast Guard chief fears peninsular clash

With a reclusive and erratic leader at the helm of North Korea, the U.S. Coast Guard is ready t...

Turnbull sworn in as new Australian premier

CANBERRA (AFP) ― Multim­illionaire former banker Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as prime minister of Aus...

Debt problem

A recent report from the Bank for International Settlements rang yet another alarm bell over...

Outdated pattern

North Korea is returning to its provocative habits in the lead-up to the 70th anniversary of...

Students to face off in 6-a-side soccer

A group of Korean students has expanded the second Globald Cup tournament for foreign st...

Hyundai Motor to debut first performance car in 2017

Frankfurt, Germany -- Hyundai Motor’s first high performance car under the N sub brand will com...


The Korea Times (

South vows stern action against NK threats

The government vowed Tuesday to take stern action against North Korea’s threats to launch a missile or conduct a nuclear test, in tandem with the United States and the international community. “A possible missile launch or nucle...

What Korean media tips job-seeking Korean students 

Seeking a job? A recent media report offered tips on time management, how to deal with headaches, ...

KFA chief's visit to North Korea raises hope for football exchanges 

Korea Football Association (KFA) President Chung Mong-gyu will visit North Korea to attend the Eas...

Changwon street to have precast pavers with 23,000 foreigners' names 

A street in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, will be paved with 23,000 colorful precast pavers with the names of foreigners written on them. 

Park stresses ISO role for technological innovation 

President Park Geun-hye said Wednesday the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) sh...

Samsung Engineering, Samsung Heavy seek merger again 

Samsung Engineering CEO Park Jung-heum said he will once again pursue a merger with affiliate Samsung Heavy Industries.

Letter to our dear readers 

We want to explain to our readers three "incidents" regarding articles published on our editorial pages and share our thoughts about them. The three, in count... 

Case grows against man smashing his Mercedes 

Public attention is growing over how the case of a man damaging his leased Mercedes-Benz sedan in ... 

Products with low shelf life become best sellers 

At a glance, the Good Morning Home Mart in Noryangjin, Seoul, was not much different from other su...

What if woman withdraws consent during sex? 

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that if a man stops his sexual advances toward a woman if she resists then he is not guilty of rape.


DongA Ilbo (

China`s state media vocally criticize N. Korean nuclear threat

After North Korea suggested a plan to push ahead with its fourth nuclear test, China`s state-run new media criticized North Korea unusually quickly and in strong tones. Just five hours after the North said that all the... 

Texas ranks No. 1 in Western division as Choo Shin-soo reemerges

The Texas Rangers, which Choo Shin-soo is affiliated, has risen to No. 1 in the American League western division of the Major League Baseball. In the second match of the four consecutive games against Huston on...

Korean Buddhist Jogye Order hosts first ‘foreign language speech contest’

Sorry, I am nervous.” An exotic event took place at the traditional culture and arts hall in front of Jogye-sa temple on Ujeongguk-ro in Seoul’s Jongno district Wednesday afternoon. It was the preliminary round of the...

Samsung SDI unveils new car batteries at German motor show

Samsung SDI attended Frankfurt Motor Show that opened Tuesday (local time) in Germany, unveiling electric car batteries. It is the only electric car battery maker attending the motor show to stage car batteries. ...

N. Korea hints at nuclear test, a tryout rather than to cast chill

North Korea hinted at firing long range rockets and also possibility of a nuclear test. This came three weeks after the agreement made on August 25 to proceed a meeting between high ranking officials from both Koreas....

Dead female body found in car trunk, raises superstore parking fear

More than a week has passed since a dead female body was found in the trunk of a car parked at a residential area in Seoul. Police estimates that the suspect kidnapped the woman at a parking lot in a large retail...

S. Korean president to deliver speech at U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 28 

Businessman-turned politician Malcolm Turnbull becomes Australia’s new prime minister 

Korean major leaguers continue to thrive on 

Real-name street vendor system to debut


Chosun Ilbo (

KOSPI Rebounds on Credit Rating Upgrade

Reduced fears of a U.S. interest rate hike in September and Standard & Poor's upgrade of Korea's credit rating pushed the Korea Composite Stock Price Index up 1.96 percent on Wednesday. >> Full Text

Foreign Carmakers Launch Wave of Hatchbacks, Wagons

Foreign carmakers are launching a wave of wagons and hatchbacks in Korea. They include the Volvo Cross Country V60, Mercedes-Benz C220d Estate, BMW 118d Sport and the new Audi A1. Wagons and hatchbacks have been unpopular in Korea. >> Full Text

Cigarette Price Hike Don't Put Off Smokers

Cigarette prices rose by W2,000 a pack in January of this year, but tobacco sales have almost returned to pre-price-hike levels, and the number of people who are trying to kick the habit is declining. >> Full Text

Hyundai Plans Own Brand of High-Performance Cars

Samsung to 'Launch Foldable Phone Early Next Year'

Son Heung-min to Make Europa League Debut

Many Koreans Have No Plan to Give Children Their Home

N. Korea Resumes 'Normal Operations' at Nuclear Sites


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

North Korea sounding off with rocket and nuclear threats

Seoul could now seek to initiate dialogue, and approach upcoming divided family reunions separately

North Korea is raising the alarm with threats of missiles (long-range rockets) and nuclear testing. The tactics are being seen as part of an attempt to send messages to the US, South Korea, and the North Korean public ahead of an upcoming US-China summit in September, the Workers' Party anniversary celebration on Oct. 10, a South Korea-US summit on Oct. 16, and reunions of divided family members scheduled for Oct. 20-26.Responding to questions from a Korean Central News Agency reporter on Sep...

Professors from all over come out to oppose state history textbooks

University professors in all fields of study from all over the country are coming forward to oppose the plans of President Park Geun-hye to introduce a single Korean history textbook. All of the history professors at Pusan National University (PNU) .

FKTU again under fire for shirking principles

The labor community is blasting the Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU) for a recent agreement with management and the government that many are calling "unprincipled."Questions are also being raised about the reasons that led the federation to recklessly pursue an agreement that would weaken workers' job stability. Some are alleging that FKTU president Kim Dong-man had already agreed to all but the most central items of contention after returning to tripartite dialogue on Aug. .

S. Korean parents and children only spend 1.5 hours together during the week

Most South Korean parents and children want to spend time together, but they actually only spend about one and a half hours together during the week, and the activity that they usually do together is watching television, a study found. These findings were reported in the Play Report, an online survey of 30,000 parents and children from 12 countries, including South Korea, China, the UK, France, and Sweden, which Swedish furniture company Ikea released on Sep. 15. .

[Analysis] Labor reforms make it easier for companies to fire and change rules

South Korean companies will at last be able to fire employees because of their performance and to change workplace regulations against their employees’ wishes. The government is also poised to push forward measures related to irregular workers such as increasing the employment period for short-term workers. .

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

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.


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

Moon’s nomination reforms pass

NPAD chairman need not resign, but vote of confidence planned

Moon Jae-in, chairman of the opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD), held onto his job on Wednesday as his changes to how the party nominates candidates were approved …

Credit rating upgrade gives lift to markets

A day after Standard & Poor’s raised Korea’s credit rating to its highest level in 18 years, the benchmark Kospi rose nearly 2 percent, while the won appreciated. …

Saenuri Party pinpoints changes for labor laws

The ruling Saenuri Party agreed Wednesday on a policy to revise five labor-related laws, which is guaranteed to bring the ruling party and opposition into a clash …

Public firms losing debt faster than expected

The debt-to-capital ratio of the 39 largest and most debt-ridden public companies is expected to fall to 197 percent by the end of this year, the first time the ratio will go below 200 percent …

Union rejects Hyundai Motor’s latest proposal

Hyundai Motor tried to wrap up this year’s wage negotiations before the Chuseok holiday next weekend by making a new offer, but the deal was rebuffed by the labor union. …

KT hopes Genie’s price works magic

Korean music lovers are being offered a better deal to stream their favorite songs.Genie, a music streaming service operated by KT Music, is overhauling its pricing schemes …

Gov’t may investigate ‘breaking Benz’ case

The “breaking Benz” incident, in which the leaser of a 209 million won ($178,000) Mercedes Benz S63 AMG took a golf club to the car outside a Mercedes dealership …

Apps can put an entire food court in your pocket

YoGiYo, a Korean food delivery service app whose name means “Here it is,” announced in late August it had raised 41.9 billion won ($35 million) from its Berlin-based mother company, …

CJ vows to hire 14,000 young people

CJ Group will hire 14,000 entry-level workers as regular staff through 2017, the company announced Wednesday. This year alone, the group will recruit 4,000 employees,…


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

Disposal of Dongbu Express faces setback

The bidding battle for the takeover of Dongbu Express, South Korea’s third largest logistics company, which has been bid only by Hyundai Department Store Group, went .. ...

Hyundai Motor unveils performance N brand in Frankfurt

Hyundai Motor Co. introduced high-performance sub-brand N in Frankfurt Motor Show early this week as the automaker seeks to embrace a wider range of customers and impr.. ...

Creation of job fund for young people gains speed

The special fund meant to help young people find jobs is accelerating its speed in its creation. The fund was proposed by President Park Geun-hye after union, manageme.. ...

Samsung SDI stands firm as EV battery maker

Samsung SDI has recently won an order to supply its Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) battery to British luxury car brand Bentley, following a similar contract fo.. ...

Samsung Electronics to support start-ups nurtured in creative economy

Samsung Electronics established its plan to take over startups nurtured in the creative economy innovation center. This is in part of efforts to provide startups with .. ...

Background of upward adjustment for S. Korea’s credit rating

As for Standard & Poor`s (S&P) ‘surprisingly’ upgrading South Korea’s sovereign credit rating, Korean economic experts analyzed that it was unexpected but understan.. ... 

Emoticon biz is booming

Emoticons, the graphic images to indicate users’ emotions and attitudes mainly on messenger programs, are creating a huge content market as they become more familiar ..


The Kyunghyang Shinmoon (

[North Korea Hints of Nuclear Test] North Korea Mentions "Nuclear Weapons" in Addition to "Rocket," Luring the U.S. to the Table

North Korea, currently preparing for the reunion of separated families following the August 25 agreement with South Korea, continues to hint at an armed demonst···

[Editorial] A Leftist Wind Is Blowing in U.S. and U.K. Elections for a Reason

Left-wing politicians are increasingly gaining support in U.S. and U.K. politics. According to a survey of the state of Idaho released by CBS and YouGov on Sept···

[North-South Korea, After the August 25 Agreement] NK Hints at Launch of Long-Range Rocket

North Korea hinted that it would launch a long-range rocket in time for the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea on October 10···

[Editorial] For Whom Is the Federation of Korean Trade Unions Supporting Reforms for the Worse in Labor?

A day after the tripartite committee announced the agreement on structural reforms to the labor market, our concerns have become a reality. The government and t···

[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···


The Korea Economic Daily (

Korea's Top-30 Business Groups' 1H Sales Fall 7.9%

Korea's top-30 business groups saw their sales revenue and net profit fall by a large margin in the first half of this year, but the share of their labor cost has increased during the same period. According to results of an analysis made by CEO Score, the company specializing in corporate performanc...

SBW Signs Memorandum with China's Jeshing Group for Investment in Jeju

Ssangbangwool Inc. (or SBW Inc.), Korea's major apparel and textile manufacturer with strength in underwear products, will invest more than 1 trillion won in Jeju Island jointly with Jeshing Group, China's giant in home furnishings. The Korean company said on September 16 that it soon plans to open ...

Seoul Semiconductor Develops New “Smaller Than Nail” LED

Seoul Semiconductor developed a new concept ultra-small LED which can generate brighter light than existing ones. This LED was developed without using the packaging process where the LED chip is attached into a frame and electronic signals are exchanged through wire bonding. The new LED is expected...

Prices of Server DRAMs Plunge

The price of server DRAMs plunged, according to a report by the semiconductor e-commerce site DRAMeXchange on September 16. The average contract price of DDR4 R-DIMM, a flagship server DRAM module, plunged by more than 15 percent by the end of August. The latest DRAMeXchange report predicted that th...

LG Electronics to Release G Pad 2 in Korea

LG Electronics plans to release its brand-new tablet G Pad 2 10.1 which it unveiled at Europe’s largest home electronics fair IFA 2015, in the domestic market at a price ranging between 400,000 won and 450,000 won on September 18. The fair price is set at 429,000 won, while the 8-inch G Pad 2 will ...


AJU Business Daily (

'Assassination' 4th largest grossing South Korean film in North America

"Assassination," an ode to Korean independence fighters during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula (1910-1945), has grossed US$1.8 million (approximately 2.1 billion Korean won) in North…

Rapper and singer Jessi drops new single 'Ssenunni'

Rapper Jessi performs during a showcase for her new single "Ssenunni" at the Yes24 Move Hall in the Hongdae area, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Tuesday. A day later, Jessi appeared cable channel MBC Music's "Sh…

A heap of gift boxes addressed to lawmakers for Chuseok holiday

With about 10 days to go before the Chuseok holiday, the lobby floor of the National Assembly Members' Office Building in Yeouido, Seoul, is heaped with gift boxes addressed to lawmakers, Wednesda…

Book-themed stairs in subway stations

A man climbs book-themed stairs at Gwanghwamun Station on Seoul subway line 5 in central Seoul, Tuesday. Seoul Metro, the operator of Seoul subway lines 5 to 8, installed book-themed stairs in station…

Hip-hop duo Leessang's Gary to drop 1st studio album Monday

South Korean hip-hop duo Leessang's Gary will drop his first studio album on Sept. 21, his management agency in Seoul said Tuesday. The album, titled "2002," is the 37-year-old's first alb…

Retailer Shinsegae Group holds job fair

People line up at a job fair hosted by major South Korean retailer Shinsegae Group and subcontractors at the aT Center in Yangjae-dong, southern Seoul, Tuesday. A total of 125 companies participated i…

South Korea world's 39th freest economy: report

South Korea moved down seven notches to 39th place in the 2015 Economic Freedom of the World report. South Korea scored 7.38 out of possible 10 points, down 0.08 from last year, making its economy …

Actor Kwon Sang-woo stars in crime comedy 'Detective: The Beginning'

Actor Kwon Sang-woo, who stars as Kang Dae-man, the owner of a comic shop, or "manhwabang" in Korean in the upcoming South Korean crime comedy "Detective: The Beginning," poses for a photo prior to an…



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

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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:

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Korean-language newspaper:

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

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