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The Korean daily media headlines and humorSept. 23, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 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

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.

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

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

'US, China to Reconfirm Pledge to Support Nuke-free N. Korea'

The U.S. State Department says the Washington-Beijing summit on Friday will reconfirm a previous pledge made to Pyongyang that if it gives up its nuclear...

Itaewon Murder Suspect Extradited to S. Korea

S. Korean Government to Inspect 4 Volkswagen Diesel Models

'US, China to Reconfirm Pledge to Support Nuke-free N. Korea'

US Chief Envoy to Six-Party Talks Arrives in Seoul

Navy: N. Korea Deploys 6 More Patrol Ships Near NLL

S. Korean Government to Inspect 4 Volkswagen Diesel Models

FM Urges S. Koreans to Have Confidence

Gov't: 30% of People Willing to Live in New Stay Homes

Civilian Group Sends 900-Thousand Anti-Pyongyang Leaflets

Two Koreas Agree to Promote Football Exchanges

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

Russian Expert: N. Korea Could Develop Up to 50 Nukes by 2020

UN Human Rights Chief Encourages Inter-Korean Discussion

N. Korea Denounces Kerry's Remark on Pressuring Pyongyang

Itaewon Murder Suspect Extradited to S. Korea

Foreign Diplomats Visit Yeoncheon in Border Area

Gov't Prepares for 32 Million Chuseok Exodus

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

S. Korea, U.S. start defense talks amid looming N. Korean missile launch

South Korean and U.S. defense officials kicked off their annual two-day senior-level talks Wednesday to discuss countermeasures on North Korea's possible long-range missile launch in the coming weeks.

CGV opens 50th theater, decade after advancing to China

CJ CGV, one of South Korea's largest multi-screen cinema chains, opened its 50th theater in China Wednesday, 10 years after it made a foray into the fast-growing Chinese market, the company said.

Veteran arrested for fleeing with hand grenade

A 50-year-old veteran who disappeared with a hand grenade, saying he would kill his ex-wife's boyfriend, was arrested here Wednesday, police said.

Gen. MacArthur had planned to transfer controls to S. Korea during Korean War

U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur had voiced willingness to return controls to South Korea's first president after leading a military operation to recapture Seoul from invading North Korean troops during the 1950-53 Korean War, a document showed Wednesday.

BMW to recall over 55,000 cars sold in S. Korea

BMW Korea, the local importer of the German luxury automobile brand, is recalling 55,737 cars sold in South Korea for problems found in timing belt tensioners, the transportation ministry said Wednesday.

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

Park: Labor bills still open to debate

President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that the government is open for further discussions with unions and employers on a ...

NPAD lawmaker bolts from party

Third-term Rep. Park Joo-sun bolted from the main opposition party to create a new one Tuesday,...

U.S. citizen accused of murdering S. Korean student extradited

A U.S. citizen accused of murdering a South Korean college student in 1997 was extradited to So...

U.S.-N.K. relations show no signs of improving

The relations between the U.S. and North Korea show no signs of improving with Washington incre...

Volkswagen slams into false emissions scam

German auto giant Volkswagen’s shares plummeted nearly 20 percent Monday as investiga...

Constituency system

An independent panel formed by the National Election Commission is scheduled to hold a meeti...

Zombie companies

The growing number of “zombie companies” -- firms that do not earn enough profit to pay ta...

KORAIL under fire for lax security

The state-run Korea Railroad Corp. has come under fire as its courier service is increasingly b...

National branding key to uplifting Korean industrial design

For a country with a relatively young design history, South Korea boasts high design standards,...

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

Itaewon murder suspect doesn't admit his crime

Arthur Patterson, an American who was accused of murdering a Korean college student in 1997, didn’t admit his crime after being extradited to Korea on Wednesday morning. Patterson, 36, who is suspected of stabbing Cho Joong-pil,...

Craft festival transforms Cheongju factory 

Cho Hye-young, Director, Cheongju International Craft Biennale Choi Chul-ki, Dana-han ...

Top diplomats of allies to meet next week 

The top diplomats of South Korea, the United States and Japan will jointly hold talks on Sept. 29 in New York on the sidelines of 70th U.N. General Assembly, ...

Palaces open for free during Chuseok 

Royal palaces and other major cultural sites will be open for free during Chuseok or Thanksgiving holiday from Sept. 26 to 29.

Iranian firm files claim against Korea over failed deal 

The financial regulator said Tuesday that an Iranian home appliance manufacturer has filed an international arbitration claim against the Korean government fo... 

Students learn about sex slaves with new workbooks 

Thirty-two students at Yonhi Middle School in Seoul had a special history class on sexual slavery ... 

One Dongwha Camp boosts understanding, communication 

At the One Dongwha Camp, 37 foreign workers from Dongwha’s five ove...  NZ participant bags new ideas from camp

Tour to hometown of rich people to debut 

Some people believe they can gain some of the talent and energy of highly successful individuals by visiting the latter’s hometowns. 

Is mayor's son draft-dodger? 

Despite no new evidence, prosecutors reinvestigate the case. 

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

Chinese president begins first state visit to U.S.

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Seattle, Washington on Tuesday (local time), starting the schedule for his first state visit to the United States. The Sino-U.S. summit scheduled for Friday draws global... 

Prime Minister Hwang: ‘Rumors of his presidential bid completely groundless’

It is completely groundless. I will focus on the duty that I am responsible right now.” With some insiders in the ruling camp suggesting the possibility of "an independent candidate for the pro-Park Geun-hye faction,"...

Kim Ha-neul wins 2015 JLPGA Tour Munsingwear Ladies Tokai Classic

Kim Ha-neul, 27, was busy receiving words of congratulations from golfers and golf industry insiders. KLPGA Chairman Koo Ja-young welcomed the news, saying, “Great present for Chuseok holiday.” As so many people...

U.N. office on N. Korean human rights signs lease contract with Seoul

The first United Nations office in South Korea to systematically investigate human rights violations in North Korea has signed an official lease contract with the Seoul Metropolitan Government on Monday. The signing,...

Korean cartoon character theme park enjoys popularity

Korea’s local cartoon characters “Pororo” and “Baby dinosaur Dooly” will become the main characters of small-sized theme parks. In case of Pororo, which created the “Po-president syndrome” after its debut in 2003,...

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...

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 

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

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

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

China Opens Bullet Trains to N. Korean Border

China has built two high-speed railways along the border with North Korea. Fast trains can now reach Dandong on the Apnok River near North Korea and Hunchun on the Duman River, the entrance to the North's Rajin-Sonbong Special Economic Zone. >> Full Text

U.S., China 'United Against N. Korean Nukes'

The U.S. and China are united in their opposition to North Korea arming itself with nuclear weapons and more powerful ballistic missiles, a senior official said Monday. U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice made the remark during an address ahead of a summit between the leaders of the two countries. >> Full Text

More Korean Brand Cars Are Made Overseas

The number of cars sold here under original equipment manufacturing contracts is rising. OEM cars are made overseas, where production costs are cheaper or equipment more suitable, and sold here under domestic brands. >> Full Text

Korea, Japan to Resume Military Cooperation

S. Korean, Chinese, Japanese FMs to Discuss N. Korea

Apple's Smartwatch Now Available at More Stores

Big Business to Increase Number of New Hires

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

Could Japan intervene militarily on the Korean peninsula?

Seoul maintaining that even with recently passed defense laws in Japan, S. Korean consent is still required

The debate over how far the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) would be able to intervene in an emergency situation on the Korean Peninsula is heating up after the Shinzo Abe administration passed security legislation on Sep. 19, giving Japan the right to exercise collective self-defense. Information given by Abe at an Aug. 24 meeting of the House of Councilors Budget Committee suggests that...

Legal revisions would snuff out alternative online media

With the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism seeking to revise the enforcement decree of the Newspaper Act to tighten up the requirements for registering online newspapers, there is growing opposition to the revision on the grounds that it would infringe on freedom of expression and media diversity. .

More than 200 profs and legal scholars sign statement opposing single history textbook

Legal scholars across South Korea are coming together in opposition to state designation of a single Korean history textbook on what they are calling constitutional grounds. The scholars' campaign is based on their conclusion that the state designation plan currently being pursued by the Park Geun-hye administration violates basic educational rights. .

[Obituary] A Burmese democracy activist's sudden death before true democracy

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.

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

JoongAng Media Network reaches its 50th

Government pushes for transparency in new defense measures

The first day of the JoongAng Ilbo’s next 50 years has begun. The JoongAng Ilbo held its 50th anniversary ceremony on Tuesday at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) and set new goals for the next half century. JoongAng Ilbo and JTBC Chairman Hong Seok-hyun declared the vision of the newspaper in the future…

U.S. denying Seoul key fighter jet technologies

Washington has rejected the transfer to Korea of four core technologies in F-35 stealth fighter jets that are needed to develop indigenous KF-X aircraft…

Korea Inc.’s revenues are on a decline

Big Korean companies saw steep falls in second-quarter sales due to weak exports and a commodities prices slump, but managed to see profitability grow modestly…

Korea launches Black Friday spree

Consumers are in for a two-week discount shopping spree next month as shops across the country take part in Korea’s version of Black Friday.…

Gov’t unveils plans for corporate job training

The government will spend more than 40 billion won ($34 million) to encourage corporations to train and hire young job seekers…

Credit, debit spending see increase in August

Credit and debit card spending in August improved compared to last year, but experts aren’t celebrating just yet.…

VIPs grace JoongAng’s 50th anniversary

The JoongAng Media Network celebrated its 50th anniversary with congratulatory remarks from many friends and supporters…

Opposition’s Park Joo-sun quits to form own party

Rep. Park Joo-sun, a three-term lawmaker of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD), left the liberal opposition party on Tuesday…

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

Koreans use smartphone apps over 2 hours a day

Koreans use smartphone apps over two hours a day on average except making a call or sending a text, a survey showed Tuesday.This means Korean people allocate more time.. ...09.22 17:52

S. Korea hosts own Black Friday

South Korea will host its own Black Friday sales event in early October in a bid to bolster domestic spending. This is the nation’s largest-ever sales event organiz.. ...09.22 17:46

S. Korea’s consumer goods exports to China heading south

South Korea should export more consumer goods to China than intermediate goods to turn around the nation’s trade in the second half. Exports of Asia’s fourth-large.. ...09.22 14:19

Posco accumulated steel sales reach 800 mn tons in its 43-year operation

Accumulative steel sales of Posco, South Korea’s largest steelmaker, hit 800 million tons in its 43-year operation. Back in July 1972, Posco started the metal produ.. ...09.22 11:47

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

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

Koreans use smartphone apps over 2 hours a day

Koreans use smartphone apps over two hours a day on average except making a call or sending a text, a survey showed Tuesday. This means Korean people allocate more time.. ...09.22 17:52

S. Korea hosts own Black Friday

South Korea will host its own Black Friday sales event in early October in a bid to bolster domestic spending. This is the nation’s largest-ever sales event organiz.. ...09.22 17:46

S. Korea’s consumer goods exports to China heading south

South Korea should export more consumer goods to China than intermediate goods to turn around the nation’s trade in the second half. Exports of Asia’s fourth-large.. ...09.22 14:19

Posco accumulated steel sales reach 800 mn tons in its 43-year operation

Accumulative steel sales of Posco, South Korea’s largest steelmaker, hit 800 million tons in its 43-year operation. Back in July 1972, Posco started the metal produ.. ...09.22 11:47

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

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

2Q Sales of Large Manufacturing Firms Down 7.5%

The second-quarter sales revenue of large manufacturers has fallen to a record-low level in 12 years. This is largely because the lowered unit export prices due to a plunge in international commodity prices, a reduced global trading volume owing to the slowing Chinese economy, and poor results poste...

SK Chairman Present in Opening Ceremony for Spain's Lubricant Base Oil Plant

SK Lubricants held a completion ceremony on September 22 for its Cartagena plant in southeastern Spain which began commercial production in September last year after setting out to build in December 2012. At the event, SK E&S president Yu Jeong-joon, SK Lubricants president Lee Ki-hwa, Repsol S.A. c...

Kia and Hyundai Rank No. 14 and 15 in Durability Test in Germany 

Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor ranked relatively low at No. 14 and No. 15 in the 2015 German Vehicle Durability Test conducted by market research firm JD Power. According to JD Power’s website on September 22, the survey was conducted with the consumers who purchased new vehicles 12-36 months ago, to...

Why It's Urgent to Provide Real Estate Information in English

"It is not easy to get information on the Korean real estate market. This is more so for properties lying outside Seoul. That's one of the major reasons foreign real estate investors are reluctant to invest in Korea," said Lim Lan Yuan, director of the International Real Estate Federation's Asia Pac...

Hyundai Motor’s Market Cap Surges by 9 Tril. Won in Two Months

After being mired in a long slump, the stock price of Hyundai Motor is showing a clear sign of rebounding, with the company’s market capitalization rising by about 9 trillion won in two months. According to a financial information provider WiseFn on September 23, Hyundai Motor’s market cap reached...

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

Cha Eun-gyo crowned Ms. Bikini at 2015 Musclemania Korea contest

Cha Eun-gyo poses during the 2015 Musclemania Fitness Korea contest at the K-Hotel in Yangjae-dong, southern Seoul, Saturday. She won the Grand Prize in the category of Ms. bikini. Cha and winners in …

'Korean Black Friday' to kick off Oct. 1

A Korean version of “Black Friday” sales will be held across the country in October to spur spending, the government announced Tuesday. The "Korean Black Friday" will kick off on Oct. 1 for a two-w…

Boosting money supply for Chuseok holiday

An official checks banknotes to be distributed to commercial banks to meet the rise in demand ahead of the Chuseok holiday starting Sept. 26 at the headquarters of the Bank of Korea (BOK) in central S…

2015 Global Green Growth Forum to open in Seoul Wednesday

The 2015 Global Green Growth Forum (GGGF) will open on Sept. 23 at the Plaza Hotel in central Seoul, under the theme of "Creative Economy and Great Korea." Hosted by The Aju News Corporation, the 7…

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…

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ETNEWS (http://english.etnews.com/)

Controversy About Huge Mobile Virtual Network Operators Taking ‘Free Rides’

There is a controversy about ¡®Free Ride¡? surrounding Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) 144 Business that is managed by large businesses (includ...

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Government, Which Lost Golden Time At The Time Of Sewol Ferry Incident, Is Doing Major Operation By Coping With Disaster And Through ICT

South Korean government, which lost golden time at the time of Sewol Ferry Incident, is combining and linking disaster management system that suffered from an industri...

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Public And Private Organizations Come Together To Develop Future Display Technologies

Consultative group that has businesses and government investing to develop display original technologies and universities and laboratories performing research is established....

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Countdown To LGD’s Mass-Production Of Smartphone Displays

LG Display is mass-producing foldable display products. It decided to supply its foldable display products to a global business in the U.S. and started its preparation t...

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Chun Song Yi Coat Is Blocked Off By Shipping Charge

Number of visitors who visit website of shopping mall ¡®M¡? that specializes in man¡?s fashion greatly increased recently. However incr...

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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: http://www.koreapost.co.kr/

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

Korean-language newspaper: http://www.koreapost.co.kr/pdf/list.php

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

English print monthly: http://koreapost.koreafree.co.kr/magazine/index.html?page=2

The contact information of The Korea Post is:

Email edt@koreapost.com or korpost@chol.com, Regular phones 82-2-2298-1740/2, 1745/6,  Fax 82-2-2298-9506.

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