The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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Sept. 22, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are 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 news:

Interview with Chairperson Amal Lahlou of ASAS

‘Korea is a blessed country with an able lady President’

Madam Amal Lahlou (wife of the ambassador of Morocco and chairperson of ASAS*) has a very high opinion of President Park Geun-hye. She said, “The Republic of Korea has a fantastic opportunity to have a lady President and I am proud of her as President.” Then she said, “Women in the world needs more opportunities to serve the people so that more women can learn what it takes for a woman to lead and, in my opinion, when a woman is given a responsibility and an opportunity to serve, she does and gives her best and makes extra effort to prove that a woman can do as well as man if not better.” Mrs. Lahlou made the remarks at a recent interview with The Korea Post as the chairperson of ASAS as well as the wife of the ambassador of Morocco. *(Ambassadors’ Spouses Association in Seoul). For further details of the interview, please visit: /news/view.html?section=165&category=192&no=1066


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


Susan Rice: US, China Demand Complete Denuclearization of N. Korea

North Korea’s nuclear program is expected to be a major topic of discussion during a U.S.-China summit later this week. Speaking about the...

Uganda's Interior Minister Dies While Traveling Home from S. Korea

Two Koreas Agree to Promote Football Exchanges

Susan Rice: US, China Demand Complete Denuclearization of N. Korea

S. Korea, Japan Seek to Hold Foreign Ministers' Talks in US

Public Firms Failing to Adopt Wage Peak System to Face Disadvantage

KOSPI Dives on Global Economic Uncertainty

4th OECD International Fiscal Forum Opens

Two Koreas Agree to Promote Football Exchanges

N. Korea Rejected S. Korea's Invitation to Gyeongwon Restoration Ceremony

N. Korea Claims South is Creating Obstacles to Improving Bilateral Ties

UN Human Rights Chief Encourages Inter-Korean Discussion

N. Korea Denounces Kerry's Remark on Pressuring Pyongyang

Beijing Foreign Ministry Incorporates Japan Affairs to NE Asian Office

640 MERS Cases Reported Worldwide This Year

Fog Warnings to be Provided for Sections of Highways

Hi Seoul Festival 2015 to Kickoff on Oct. 1


Yonhap (

U.S., China won't accept N. Korea as nuclear power: Rice

The United States and China are working together for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and won't accept North Korea as a nuclear weapons country, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Monday.

Kia, Hyundai rank 14th, 15th in durability survey

Kia Motors Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co. have ranked 14th and 15th in a recent product durability survey by J.D. Power for their cars being sold in Germany, the market researcher's website showed Tuesday.

NK shows reluctance for joint celebrations of National Foundation Day

North Korea has expressed its reluctance to hold inter-Korean civilian events to mark National Foundation Day in early October, a Seoul civic group said Tuesday.

Suspended swimmer Park Tae-hwan to train in Japan

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan, currently serving a doping suspension, has relocated to Japan to continue training, his management company said Tuesday.

S. Korea, Russia agree to hold consultations for regional peace

Top security officials of South Korea and Russia agreed Monday to continue to hold consultations to promote peace and stability in the region, Cheong Wa Dae said, amid fresh tensions over North Korea's missiles and nuclear program.


The Korea Herald (

Opposition leader Moon cancels confidence vote

Main opposition leader Rep. Moon Jae-in on Monday withdrew a self-imposed vote of confidence, pledging to conduct sweepi...

Park calls for accuracy of media reports

President Park Geun-hye on Monday stressed the need for media to provide accurate and unbiased ...

Is Japan really security threat to Korea?

Japan’s passage last week of the controversial legislation to expand its security role is stir...

[Herald Review] ‘Right Now, Wrong Then’ captures lost chances

There are moments in life when we wish we could venture back in time and relive the same set of...

Triumphant Tsipras faces tough reforms

NS (AFP) ― Greece’s left-wing prime minister-elect Alexis Tsipras has won a thumping poll victory t...

Japan and war

People have various perceptions and images of a country. It is the same with Japan. One of t...

Good deed

The Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea, a major Protestant church here, has decide...

Hanja’ education in elementary schools stirs dispute

The South Korean Education Ministry’s year-long effort to reintroduce use of Chinese character...

Education for ‘YouTube generation’

Education will need to take a far different approach from the “factory model of teaching” of ...


The Korea Times (

Seoul likely to adopt two-track policy on Japan

South Korea is expected to adopt a two-track approach when dealing with Japan’s military expansion - seeking Tokyo’s support to better deter North Korea’s threats, while pressing it to apologize for its wartime atrocities, analy...

Banks to offer customized services for foreign workers 

The financial regulator announced Monday it will order banks to offer customized services for expatriates. 

Moon withdraws confidence vote 

Rep. Moon Jae-in, the chairman of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD), ...

Anti-smoking research institute to open 

The government will open a research institute next month to study the ingredients in tobacco and assess the harmful effects of smoking.

Hyundai Heavy union plans campaign against Chung 

The union at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) faces a backlash for its plan to stage an anti-election campaign against the shipbuilder’s majority stakeholder, C... 

Dobong emerging as business center

Residents of Seoul’s northernmost district of Dobong are looking to change the dormitory town’s im... 

Korean War spy named hero 

CAMP RED CLOUD, Gyeonggi Province - The late Col. Kim Dong-suk was a legendary South Korean spy wh...

Family of four found dead at daycare center on Jeju 

A family of four, including two children, have been found dead in their home in a daycare center building on Jeju Island, police said Monday. 

Powdered milk, beer exports surge 

Exports of Korean powdered milk and beer are surging, the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Rural...


DongA Ilbo (

Serve people, not ideas,” Pope Francis tells Cubans at Havana Mass

Pope Francis gave a Mass Sunday at Revolution Square in Havana, the biggest event of his trip to Cuba, with tens of thousands of people attending. “Serve people, not ideas,” Pope said in his sermon. "Service is never... 

U.S. nuclear envoy to visit Seoul for talks on N. Korea`s provocations

South Korea and the United States reportedly plan to send a message to North Korea calling for Pyongyang to return to the negotiating table instead of making provocations. The two allies will likely coordinate the...

South Korea wins first gold medal at Rio 2015 Olympic test event

World Archery Federation (WAF) praised the Korean archery team as the best in the world and introduced the female archers who won the gold with perfect score at the Rio 2015 Olympic test event (pre-Olympic).   “Korea...

Seoul Mayor proposes to create a community among Northeast Asian cities

“If I walk on the streets of Mongolia, everybody will mistake me for a Mongolian. Cities in Northeast Asia, which have similar race, history and culture, should join hands together going beyond borders of nations,”...

What did Baekje dance look like; discovering traces of 1,300-year-old dance in Japan 

The Korea-Japan Culture Exchange Council will hold a performance entitled “Homecoming of Japan’s Baekje Dance” at KB Haneul (Sky) Youth Theater of the National Theater of Korea on October 1-4 to mark the...

Will ebook prices ‘drop to half’?

Will ebook prices decline somewhat from now?” “They are already not that expensive. They are reasonably priced.” Readers and publishers are in dispute over the price of ebooks lately. Controversy started when an...

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 (

Compact Cars Get More Upmarket Specs

The latest version of GM Korea's new subcompact Spark warns drivers if they get too close to the car in front. Another alarm sounds if the vehicle veers beyond the lane or another car enters its blind spot. >> Full Text

Korea, France Mark 130 Years of Diplomatic Ties

The Eiffel Tower was illuminated with the colors of the Korean flag last Friday as the two countries celebrated 130 years of diplomatic ties. The Korean and French flags were draped side-by-side from terrace of the Eiffel Tower. >> Full Text

Soldiers to Get Special Chuseok Leave

President Park Geun-hye has granted a special leave to all enlisted soldiers and non-commissioned officers for Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving, Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday. About 560,000 of all 670,000 troops can visit their homes on a one-night leave. >> Full Text

Kang Jung-ho Updates Fans After Knee Surgery

More Than 1 Million Mobile Phones Lost Each Year

N. Korea Recalls Envoy to Indonesia After ?clat

Japanese Foreign Ministry Deletes War Shame from Website


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

A Burmese democracy activist's sudden death before true democracy

Nay Tun Naing's dogged principles never waned over more than 20 years of exile in South Korea

Time tends to change people, but some hearts refuse to be damaged by the years. On September 4 of this year, one heart gave its last beat after making a promise 27 years before on August 8, 1988. It stopped under the skies of Seoul...

[Exclusive] Seoul tried to invite N. Korea to August railway ceremony

The South Korean government pursued the idea of inviting North Korean officials to the ground breaking for restoring the southern section of the Gyeongwon railroad line, which was held on Aug. 5, and even tried to send a written invitation, the Hankyoreh only now confirmed. .

[Column] More sanctions only a boon for domestic N. Korean propaganda

After hinting on Sep. 14 that it might launch a long-range rocket with the payload of a satellite, North Korea brought up the possibility on Sep. 15 that it could even carry out a fourth nuclear test. This increases the likelihood that one false step will push the Korean Peninsula once more into a period of confrontation and conflict. I think this is a time that demands a wise response from the government of South Korean President Park Geun-hye. .

Japan passes bills allowing it to wage war for the first time in 70 years

The administration of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe fought off fierce objections from the political opposition and public to pass new and revised national security legislation that gives the country authority to exercise collective self-defense. .

[Analysis] What’s Abe really doing with revised security legislation?

The new and revised national security legislation passed at a general session of the Japanese House of Councilors on Sept. 19 - a move that puts the political future of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the line - consists of ten amendments to the Self-Defense Forces Act and other laws and a new “International Peace Support Law.” .

Supreme Court upholds “fault divorce” system

The question of whether a spouse who has committed adultery should be allowed to file for divorce was reviewed for the first time by the full panel of the Supreme Court, but the court decided to uphold the “fault divorce” system outlined by legal precedent. According to this system, a court may not grant a divorce when the petitioner is the spouse responsible for the breakdown of the marriage.


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

Forum highlights shift in media landscape

Government pushes for transparency in new defense measures

The JoongAng Media Network on Monday hosted the JoongAng Media Conference in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its foundation, an event that was attended by a dozen global industry experts. The forum’s honored guests spoke about the transformations within the industry over the past decade…

Seoul tries to tame worries over Japan’s defense laws

South Korean National Defense Minister Han Min-koo said on Monday that Seoul is capable of rejecting a U.S. request for the Japanese military…

Avian flu discovered at two Jeolla marketplaces

Two open-air markets in the Jeolla region contained the deadly avian influenza (AI) virus, the government confirmed on Monday…

Quality content a constant amid massive change

Mark Thompson, the president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company, gave a speech on Monday …

President praises the value of the media

Praising the role of the JoongAng Media Network for Korea’s growth and advancement, President Park Geun-hye promised Monday …

Gov’t takes steps to bring in Burmese refugees

The Ministry of Justice announced on Monday that it will bring to Korea an initial group of some 30 refugees from Myanmar currently in a Thai …

DAPA official is eyed in procurement forgery

A joint government investigation team tasked with uncovering corruption in the defense industry has requested an arrest warrant for an official…

Moon thanks supporters, promising liberal unity

The embattled head of the main opposition party on Monday formally retracted his plan to put his leadership to a vote, vowing to unite liberal politicians…

Service complaints for import cars mount

Banker Kim Hyuk-jin has dreamed of buying a new Audi A6 Sedan for some time.But the 39-year-old recently gave up yearning for the luxury import because …

Kakao announces new management structure

Just days before inaugurating 35-year-old Jimmy Rim as the company’s new CEO, Kakao launched a new leadership body consisting of Rim and incumbent …

Big firms not ready for old customers

Korea is rapidly transforming into an aged society but corporations aren’t ready to capitalize on the changes, according to a recent survey…


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

Lotte to debut mobile payment service soon

Lotte Group will jump into a domestic fintech market by launching its mobile payment service ‘L Pay’ available across its retail affiliates, including Seven Eleven, .. ...09.21 17:24

Korean startup to launch advanced image search service

Odd Concepts Inc., South Korean image-recognition based search solution provider, aims to launch a service allowing its user to identify a product with a simple pictur.. ...09.21 13:36

Eyes are on top turnaround stocks

Investors are paying growing attention to domestic stocks with possibly stronger quarterly earnings, which are due to be announced from mid-October. Investors have gre.. ...09.21 13:16

NPS opens Singapore office

South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) with over 500 trillion won ($429 billion) assets opened its offshore office in Singapore to increase overseas and alterna.. ...09.18 17:19

Samsung Pay’s US debut nears

Samsung’s mobile payment system Samsung Pay is about to debut in the US after it successfully gathered 500,000 subscribers less than a month after its launch in Korea.. ...09.18 16:58


IOYS ready to beat rivals with faster 3D real figurine printing

IOYS, a South Korean 3D solution company, developed the technology that scans an object just in one second and creates a 3D printed replica of the object in two hours,.. ...09.18 16:54


China’s top 3 MBA schools to host sessions at WKF

Despite lingering concerns over the economic slowdown in China, many foreign companies remain enthusiastic about opening their business in the world’s second largest .. ...09.18 16:01

“Chicken-nomics” for all

For many retirees without sufficient savings, a quick resort is opening a fried chicken franchise. However, South Korean chicken franchises seem to be increasing at a.. ...09.18 14:40


Doosan Infracore begins reshuffling

Doosan Infracore Co. started restructuring its business through job cuts and business consolidation in response to shrinking demand and deteriorating earnings from the.. ...09.18 14:22

Hotel Lotte mulling taking over additional hotels worldwide

Hotel Lotte Co., hotel arm of South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group, plans to take over 33 more hotels in major cities around the world. “We currently operate 11 hot.. ...09.18 13:31


The Kyunghyang Shinmoon (

[Editorial] Easy Layoffs Not Enough? Chaebol Seek to Reduce Social Insurance

The tripartite commission reached an agreement, which significantly pushed back employment stability, and in less than a week since that agreement, businesses a···

?[Japan Can Go to War] A Flare for an Arms Race in Northeast Asia

Now that the Shinzo Abe cabinet in Japan has passed the security bill allowing the country to exercise its right to collective self-defense, they have completed···

[Editorial] Shin Dong-bin Needs to Correct Chaebol Behavior for a 'New' Lotte

The focus at yesterday's parliamentary investigation was the Political Affairs Committee where Lotte Chairman Shin Dong-bin was present to answer questions. Th···

Samsung C&T Holds Hands with Alibaba and Aims at China's Online Fashion Business?

Samsung C&T has held hands with China's Alibaba Group to enter China's online fashion business. Samsung C&T's fashion group (formerly Cheil Industr···

Is This a Plan by the Pro-Park Members to Dominate the Party?

Despite Yoon's explanation, the political circle does not seem to see Yoon's statement as a sudden remark. Politicians claim that Yoon's words were a sig···

[Aftermath of the Tripartite Committee's Agreement] Ruling Party Tables Five Major Labor Acts, Intensifying Legislative Conflicts with the Opposition

On September 16, the Saenuri Party motioned the so-called "five major labor reform bills" including the Labor Standards Act, Employment Insurance Act, Indust···

[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···


The Korea Economic Daily (

LG U and Ericsson Forms 5G Alliance

Korean mobile carrier LG U and global telecom equipment giant Ericsson are strengthening their cooperation to predominate the promising areas of 5G mobile telecommunications and the Internet of Things. LG U and Ericsson announced on September 20 that they signed a memorandum to develop 5G mobile t...

Which Smartphone Battery Lasts Longer?

Among smartphones available in the market today, Apple’s iPhone 6 turns out to have the longest battery life. This is quite contrary to the common belief that battery life is commensurate with battery capacity. On September 21, American market research firm Strategy Analytics released the result o...

Bangkok's K-town Expected to Attract 36 Mil. Visitors in Its First Year...Chayaditt

"The Korean Wave is one of the most popular cultural trends today. Once the ASEAN Economic Community gets under way, I am sure the K-town project by which ten or so Korean Wave shopping malls are to be built across Southeast Asia will benefit mightily." Chayaditt Hutanuwatra, chairman of AEC Capital...

Fashion Group Hyungji Sets Goals High with an Integrated CI

A Korean fashion group Hyungji revealed the group’s new integrated corporate identity program, while presenting a long-term vision of developing itself into a global fashion leader with annual sales of 3 trillion won (US$2.55 billion) by 2020. On September 21, the company held a ceremony to celebra...

Samsung C&T Discontinues $2.5 Bil. Project in Kazakhstan

Samsung C&T and Samsung Engineering said on September 21 that they would discontinue the US$2.55-billion project to build thermal power plants in Balkhash, Kazakhstan. The stake held by the two Samsung Group companies was $1.25 billion each. The construction project, originally won in 2009 at the to...


AJU Business Daily (

K-pop girl band SECRET member Jeon Hyo-sung at Hallyu festival

K-pop girl band SECRET member Jeon Hyo-sung performs during the 2015 Hallyu (the Korean pop culture wave) Dream Festival at the Citizens Stadium in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, Sunday. Jeon we…

32 K-pop groups give performances at 2015 Hallyu Dream Festival in Gyeongju

Members of the South Korean girl group myB perform during the 2015 Hallyu (the Korean pop culture wave) Dream Festival at the Citizens Stadium in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, Sunday. About 30 …

2015 Musclemania Fitness Korea contest held

Female contestants pose for photographers during the 2015 Musclemania Fitness Korea competition held at the K-Hotel in Yangjae-dong, southern Seoul, Saturday. The contest was divided into six categori…

Actor Kim Ji-seok spotted at Jeep shop

South Korean actor Kim Ji-seok takes a look at a jacket at a Jeep shop in a Lotte Department Store in Yeongdungpo-gu, Seoul, Thursday. He plays a school teacher in KBS2's new Monday-Tuesday series…

Lotte chairman says feud over group control settled

Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin, wearing a Lotte badge on his jacket, smiles during a parliamentary audit of the Fair Trade Commission at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, Thursday. He said …

Actor Song Kang-ho plays King Yeongjo in historical film 'The Throne'

South Korean actor Song Kang-ho, who plays King Yeongjo (1694-1776) of Korea's Joseon Kingdom in historical film "The Throne," poses for a photo prior to an interview with The Aju Business Daily n…

'Discover Korea's Delicious Secret'

A contestant makes a meal during a hansik, or traditional Korean food contest held at the aT Center in Yangjae-dong, southern Seoul, Wednesday. The event, titled "Discover Korea's Delicious Secret…

Time to celebrate harvest time of year

Women and children make songpyeon, traditional Korean half-moon-shaped rice cakes that are stuffed with sweet fillings, at an event to share the special food with neighbors at the Seongsu Social Welfa…



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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:

The contact information of The Korea Post is:

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


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