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Oct. 1, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notice, a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media this morning:

Lee Kyung-sik


Korea Post Media

P.S.: 1. To see the desired site, press down the Control key and click the blue URL of the media.

2. If received by a person other than the intended recipient, please kindly convey the mail to His/Her Excellency.


The Korea Post notice:

An invitation to witness, sample all kinds of foods from around the world!

As Your Excellency might have recently noticed, almost all the TVs and other print and digital media in Korea are all out in introducing the health foods from all the different countries of the world?as well as the traditional Korean foods. Why do they do it?!

There is only one reason: People want to stay in good health and live long and to do so they must eat and drink the best they can get because as they now almost invariably say, “What you eat is what you are!”

Just at this juncture, I am pleased to inform Your Excellency that Mayor Lee Suk-woo of the Namyangju City cordially invites Your Excellency and Madam, together with other Ambassadors and Madams, to the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Namyangju Slow Life (Food) Festival on Thursday 8 October 2015. Limousine Buses will leave at Grand Hyatt Seoul at 0840 hours on that day.

Does Your Excellency have another appointment that day? Not to worry!?as long as it is after 3 p.m. because Your Excellency and Madam come back to Grand Hyatt Seoul at 3 p.m. Details follow

0840 hours Thursday October 8, 2015: Meet at Grand Hyatt Seoul0840-0950 hoursMove by Limousine Buses from Hyatt to Namyangju Culture Hall.
1000-1030 hours: Pre-Opening performances by K Tigers and Seoul Municipal Choir performances

1030-1200 hours: Opening Ceremony-Recognition of VIP guests, LED performances, International Flag Bearers’ March (50 countries), welcome speech, congratulatory speeches, Musical Color-show performances, Korea Fantasia performance.

1200-1230 hours: Tour of the Exhibition booths and see all kinds of health foods from around the world.

1230-1340 hours: Attend luncheon hosted by Mayor Lee Suk-woo together with the Minister of Culture, Sports and tourism, Governor of Gyeonggi Province and other central and local government leaders.

1400-1500 hours: Move from Namyangyangju back to Hyatt by Limousine bus(s)

Contacts: Mr. Chung at 010-3481-1101 (English), Ms. Kim at 010-3388-1682 (Korean), Bobbie Kim at 010-9100-9112 (English and Korean), Chairman Lee at 010-5201-1740. Regular phones: 2298-1740/2, 1745/6. Fax 2298-9506.

Very Respectfully Yours


Lee Kyung-sik


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


Top Office, Ruling Party Chief on Collision Course over Candidate Nomination Details

The presidential office and the ruling Saenuri Party chief appear to be on a collision course over the details of how to nominate lawmaker candidates for next...

S. Korea, Japan Foreign Ministers Prepare for Trilateral Summit

N. Korean Ambassador Threatens Nuclear Attack on US

Ruling Party Forms Task Force to Discuss Details on Open Primary System

Candidate Nomination System Draws Resistance from Both Parties

Expert Forum Launched to Reform Opposition Camp

S. Korea's Real Housing Prices Rise 1.5% in Past 5 Years

Gov't to Reduce SOC Budget by 6.8% Every Year

KOSPI Heads North as Stock Market Reopens after Chuseok

Seoul Regrets N . Korea's Latest Threats, Calls for Implementation of Aug. 25 Accords

N. Korea Denounces Park's Speech at UN General Assembly

N. Korea Claims Long-Distance Rocket Launch is Sovereign Right

S. Korea, Japan Foreign Ministers Prepare for Trilateral Summit

N. Korean Ambassador Threatens Nuclear Attack on US

US Imposes Sanctions on N. Korean Companies for Proliferation


Yonhap (

S. Korea, Japan hold FM talks, but no agreement on bilateral summit

The foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan on Wednesday discussed preparations for a trilateral summit with China but produced no agreement on whether to hold a bilateral meeting of their leaders for the first time in more than three years.

Hyundai Motor recalls 36,484 sedans in China over brake defect

Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling 36,484 sedans in China to fix a defect in the brake systems.

Seven in 10 victims of ferry sinking file for gov't compensation

The government has finished the first phase of the compensation claims process for victims of last year's tragic ferry sinking, with about seven out of every 10 victims and survivors filing for damages, the government said Thursday.

S. Korea's industrial output edges up 0.4 pct in Aug.

South Korea's industrial output inched up in August from the previous month on greater overseas demand for mobile phones and semiconductors, a government report showed Thursday.

S. Korean retailers offer promotional sales under 'Korea Black Friday' event

More than 26,000 retailers across the country started massive promotional sales events on Thursday, wooing foreign tourists and locals to buy goods at cheap prices, which the government hopes will help stimulate sagging domestic demand.


The Korea Herald (

Korean consumers file suit against Volkswagen

Two owners of Volkswagen vehicles filed a lawsuit against the German carmaker over its emission-rigging scheme, the...

Blue House, Saenuri chief clash over nomination rules

The presidential office on Wednesday expressed strong opposition to the bipartisan agreement on...

Labor, finance holding back Korea global competitiveness: WEF

The World Economic Forum, commonly known as “Davos Forum,” called for improvements in Korea’...

K-pop Herald notches up 300,000 likes on Facebook

Within a year since its launch, K-pop Herald ( has hit 300,000 likes on it...

Fashion mogul Ralph Lauren steps down

NEW YORK (AP) ― Ralph Lauren is handing off his title as CEO of the fashion and home decor empire that h...

Good accord?

It looked good on the surface -- the leaders of the ruling and main opposition parties getti...

Volkswagen’s crisis

The “dieselgate” scandal involving German carmaker Volkswagen has some implications for Ko...

Multicultural program bridges cultures, one classroom at a time

Moroccan student Amine Ammor regularly visits Korean schools once a week. Every time he explain...

Expat magazine joins Ulsan music festival with concert

Expat-run art magazine Angle will take part in Ulsan’s Cheoyong Festival with its biggest-ever...


The Korea Times (

Park, party chief collide over nominations

Cheong Wa Dae and ruling Saenuri Party Chairman Kim Moo-sung collided Wednesday over Kim’s move to overhaul candidate nomination procedures for the general election next year. This represents a simmering conflict inside the ruli...

Bae vows to enlist after competition 

Presidents Cup player Bae Sang-moon, 29, reaffirmed Wednesday that he will fully cooperate with le...

Dismissal over pregnancy faces tougher punishment 

The government plans to revise the law to prevent employers who dismiss pregnant workers or deny them maternity leave avoid punishment. 

NSO chief may face probe over F-35 deal 

National Security Office (NSO) chief Kim Kwan-jin may face an investigation over his role in the c... 

Hanwha Group suspected of illegal internal transactions 

The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating Hanwha S&C on suspicion that the IT services affi... 

KT&G CEO nominee under investigation 

Prosecutors said Wednesday that they are investigating Baek Bok-in, CEO nominee of KT&G, for his a... 

Gangnam seeks regulation on valet parking services 

A local district office has proposed that the government set up regulations on valet parking servi... 

Will UN chief run for presidency? 

President Park Geun-hye’s recent visit to the United Nations has rekindled media speculation about...


DongA Ilbo (

Google unveils 2 Nexus smartphone models from LG, Huawei

Google unveiled two Nexus series models that adopt for the first time ‘Android 6.0 Marshmallow,’ the latest smartphone operating system, on Tuesday. The two models are the ‘Nexus 5X’ and the ‘Nexus 6P,’ for which LG...

Japan unleashes criticism against China after losing Indonesian bullet train project

It is completely unthinkable based on common sense, but there is a country like China that makes such a proposal. We think there is a highly bumpy road ahead, and doubt whether it will be implemented properly in...

Tensions rise between rival factions in ruling party

After the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae sent an "open warning" to the ruling Saenuri Party`s chief Kim Moo-sung on Wednesday over a deal with the main opposition party on how to nominate candidates for next year`s...

Salty water flows boost hope for life in Mars

An area that appears when temperatures rise above minus 23 degrees Celsius, and disappears when temperatures fall below that. The evidence that liquid water flows on the surface of Mars was discovered by Lujendra Ojha,...

President Park tells Abe ‘to meet in Seoul’

President Park Geun-hye conducted “diplomacy through encounters“ in and around the U.N. General Assembly that brought together heads of state from over 160 countries worldwide. Notably, she had a brief meeting with...

Volkswagen faces lawsuits and penalties

The Korean government will take disciplinary action against Volkswagen after completing test on its four car models` exhaust emissions in early November. Two years are needed for Korea and the EU to jointly introduce...


Chosun Ilbo (

N. Korea Threatens to Cancel Family Reunions

North Korea lashed out against President Park Geun-hye's speech at the UN General Assembly on Monday and threatened to cancel planned cross-border family reunions. >> Full Text

More Chinese Take Advantage of Easier Korean Driving Tests

The number of foreigners who visited Korea to obtain driving licenses surged from just 55 in 2009 to 4,949 last year, and most were Chinese, according to the police. Chinese nationals accounted for 94 percent of those foreigners. >> Full Text

Korea Mulls Visas for Seasonal Foreign Labor

The government will introduce a new visa allowing seasonal labor migrants to stay between one and three months. Currently only foreign workers who have been hired by small or medium-sized businesses or farms for one year or more are given visas. >> Full Text

3 Korean Sights Make It on Lonely Planet's Travelist

Fewer People Visit Ancestral Hometowns for Chuseok

Volkswagen Scandal Spreads to Other German Carmakers

Outdoor Activities to Shape Up in Autumn

No Surprises in Roster for World Cup Qualifier


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

At United Nations, Pres. Park pushes nostalgia for dictatorship

President trumpets accomplishments of her father’s Saemaul Movement as a model for developing countries

President Park Geun-hye made a concerted effort to whitewash the legacy of her father, former President Park Chung-hee, during a recent visit to New York to attend the seventieth United Nations General Assembly and UN Sustainable Development Summit. In addition to actively promoting South Korea’s seventies-era Saemaul Movement...

Government spending on online advertising going mostly to conservative websites

Central government agencies have greatly increased the scale of their internet media advertising since the Lee Myung-bak administration - but the bulk of the benefits are going to conservative-leaning sites, a National Assembly lawmaker claimed on Sept. 29.Data provided to lawmaker Bae Jae-jeung of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD) by the Korea Press Foundation... .

Pushing unpopular measures, police to crack down on protests

With President Park Geun-hye proposing four major structural reforms - including labor reform - as her main priorities for the second half of her term, the police announced that they would be tightening up the rules for demonstrations and protests, complaining that citizens' lack of respect for law and order was hurting national competitiveness and impeding efforts to stimulate the economy... .

N. Korea continues threats, but no concrete moves detected

North Korea made more threats about launching rockets and testing nuclear weapons during the Chuseok holiday, though there were no indications that it is making actual preparations for either of these actions. South Korean President Park Geun-hye, US President Barack Obama, and Chinese President Xi Jinping publically urged North Korea to refrain from doing anything that would raise tensions. Then we launch satellites and strengthen our nuclear deterrent... .

A stateless North Korean teenager who just wants to study

Fifteen-year-old “Eun-ju” was sitting in a rented apartment in Seoul’s Nowon District on Sept. 24 when she explained her dream to go to school. It embarrasses her to be the only one among youths her age who doesn’t put on a school uniform, she explained. Her grandmother, 70-year-old “Park Hyeon-sun,” winced in sympathy as she looked on.


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

Inter-Korean agreement first suggested FTA

Government pushes for transparency in new defense measures

The statement signed following the 2007 inter-Korean summit with late South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il initially included a clause that called for a bilateral free trade agreement between the two Koreas, according to the former chief of Seoul’s top spy agency?

Gov’t gets grave about maternity leave guarantee

Employers in Korea that lay off women workers because they are pregnant or refuse to give them maternity leave will now face penalties?

Schism in Saenuri widens over 2016 nominations

The office of President Park Geun-hye and her political allies came into conflict with the chairman of the ruling party Wednesday?

Seoul’s WEF rank stays unchanged

Korea held on to its lowest-ever grade in the global competitiveness ranking by the World Economic Forum (WEF) for the second year in a row,?

Consumers launch lawsuit at Volkswagen Korea

The Volkswagen scandal that broke out in the United States is shaking up Korea’s imported car market, which has been led by German brands?

Black Friday discounts to run through Oct. 14

Major retailers are set to join a nationwide discount event called Korea Black Friday today, an initiative pushed by the government to spur consumption?

Google unveils new, improved Nexus models

LG Electronics on Tuesday rolled out a third Nexus smartphone with Google called the Nexus 5X, which includes the latest Android operating system Marshmallow?


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

Chinese tourists’ return to Korea helps lift Korean retail sales

South Korea’s consumer sentiment is showing a sign of recovery. In particular, consumption of Chinese tourists has significantly picked up after it plunged due to Mid.. ...

DSME wins 2 LNG carriers for $400mn

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) Wednesday said it has received an additional order to build two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, able to carry 173.. ...

SKT eyes opportunities in wearable device market in S. Korea

SK Telecom Co. (SKT) plans to exclusively sell the 3G-enabled Gear S2 of Samsung Electronics in a bid to tighten grip on the South Korean wearable device market. Sou.. ...

N. Korea should choose open-door policy, not provocation: S. Korean presid..

The termination of the 70-year hostility between two Koreas is the best way to contribute to world peace, South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye said during her keynot.. ...

LG Electronics marks 5th year under new leadership

LG Electronics marks its fifth anniversary on October 1 under the leadership of Koo Bon-Joon, Vice Chairman and CEO, who handpicked the company’s slogan:


The Kyunghyang Shinmoon (

Selling Reunification and the Saemaul Undong on the UN Stage

On the evening of September 28 (local time), President Park Geun-hye concluded her diplomatic affairs at the United Nations (UN) in New York including the seven···

[Editorial] President Park's UN Speech Missing Concrete Measures to Resolve the North's Nuclear Issue

Yesterday, when President Park Geun-hye addressed the seventieth United Nations (UN) General Assembly, she said, "Resolving the North Korean nuclear issue shou···

[Chef Park Chan-il's Delicious Aesthetics] Chuseok Needs to Change

It's Chuseok. I suspect married women are already under all kinds of psychological stress. One woman told me that Chuseok changed into the breeding ground of s···

?Scream for Help Turns out to Be Desperate Cry for Employment after Police Search?

A college graduate in her twenties who had failed to find employment for several years screamed out a prayer for a job in an urban hill in the early hour···

[Editorial] Youth Hope Fund Taking Money from the Pockets of Irregular Workers?

The financial sector has ordered its employees to join the Youth Hope Fund, created at the suggestion of President Park Geun-hye. According to reports, K···


The Korea Economic Daily (

Samsung Electronics Shakes TSMC’s Dominance in Foundry Business

Competition between Korea Samsung Electronics and TSMC of Taiwan is flaring up in getting the upper hand in the foundry market. TSMC has thus far been an absolute power in the foundry market. Samsung Electronics remained as a challenger. In recent days, however, the situation is showing signs of ...

NPS Relies Way Too Much on Domestic Stock Market

The excessive investment share in the domestic stock market by the National Pension Service is more pronounced when compared with what pension funds in other countries are doing. The California Public Employees' Retirement System, or CalPERS, the largest public pension fund firm in the United States...

Naver Band Downloads Pass 50 Mil. Mark

Camp Mobile, a subsidiary of Korea’s largest portal Naver, announced on September 30 that its group-oriented social networking service Band passed the 50-million mark in cumulative downloads. Launched as a group-oriented acquaintance-based service in August 2012, Band surpassed the 50-million level...

(Global HR Forum 2015)-"One of our goals is to empower individuals with the skills necessary to navigate a world of continuous change"

In commemoration of Global HR Forum 2015, to be held in Seoul between November 3-5, 2015, The Korea Economic Daily had e-mail interviews with several distinguished guests on various subjects. The followings are e-mail interview with John Sexton, president of New York University...Ed. 1) Recently, th...

Mirae Asset Acquires U.S. Hotel Property again

Mirae Asset Global Investments will buy the Fairmont San Francisco, a luxury hotel located in the Nob Hill area within the city. According to investment banking sources on September 30, the firm signed a memorandum at the price of about US$450 million. The hotel has 591 guestrooms in a 10,522-square...


AJU Business Daily (

Suzy at promotional event for Clalen Iris lens

K-pop girl group miss A's Suzy poses for the camera during an event to promote Clalen Iris Suzy Gray lens at a Davich Optical chain store in Daechi-dong, southern Seoul, Friday. During the event, ?

South Korea places 26th for 2 straight years in World Economic Forum's global competitiveness ranking

South Korea placed 26th for the second consecutive year in the 2015 global competitiveness ranking released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) Wednesday. The 26th ranking, a nosedive from a record?

Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Yoon Sang-jik at Aju forum

The 7th Global Green Growth Forum (GGGF) under the theme of "Creative Economy and Great Korea" gets underway at the Grand Ballroom of Plaza Hotel in central Seoul, Thursday, the second day of the 2015?

Seoul ranks 6th in Global Financial Centers Index

Seoul moved up one notch to sixth place in the Global Financial Centers Index (GFCI) in September from six months earlier. Tokyo ranked fifth with a score of 725 out of possible 1,000 points, one s?

Winners of Creative Innovation Awards named

Maxst Co. has been named as winner of the Grand Prize in the group division at the Creative Innovation Awards. The awards ceremony was held at the Grand Ballroom of Plaza Hotel in central Seoul Wed?

Promotional event for 'hanu,' or Korean beef held

Women look at packs of "hanu," or beef from a breed of cattle native to South Korea during a promotional event for customers at the Cheonggye Plaza in central Seoul Tuesday, ahead of the Chuseok holid?



Koo Bon-Joon Is Working To Lead In OLED TV And Auto Parts Markets ...

After being appointed as the Vice-Chairman of LG Electronics 5 years ago, Vice-Chairman Koo Bon-Joon of LG Electronics is putting his focus on leading LG Electronic...

Read the full story

Smartphone Camera That Just Ended Competition For Better Pixel Will ...

Dual-Camera which shows differentiated functions by loading two camera modules, has risen as an important element in competition for new Smartpho...

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I made a girlfriend through Kakaotalk Corporal B, who is stationed in A Camp (Mark of A Camp is omitted due to security reason) that is at th...

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3 Businesses Clash Against Each Other For The Last Time For The Title Of First South Korean Charles Schwab

Competition to obtain a license to become first ‘South Korean Charles Schwab’, which is an internet-only bank, is almost coming to an end. While application to receive a screening license to become internet-only bank is getting finished on the 1st, it is expected that fierce competition between 3 businesses will take place. Although...


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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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