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Oct. 5, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notice and 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 notice:

There are only Three days to the Namyangju Slow Life (Food) Festival ( on Thursday 8 October. Cloudy skies are forecast for the day with a high of 23 degrees and a low of 14. Here is re-run of the Invitation for the Excellencies and Madams:

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 oganic 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 hours: Move by Limousine Buses from Hyatt to Namyangju Culture Hall.
1000-1030 hours
: Pre-Opening performances by K Tigers and Seoul Municipal Choir performances

1000-1030 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:


Koreas to Exchange Final Lists for Family Reunion

The two Koreas will exchange the final lists of separated families on Thursday for a reunion to take place later this month.

Redistricting Committee Considering Ways to Maintain Low-Population Rural Districts

S. Korea Considers Inviting N. Korea to Forum in Seoul

JCS Chairman Nominee Warns of Provocations by North

Redistricting Committee Considering Ways to Maintain Low-Population Rural Districts

S. Korea Considers Inviting N. Korea to Forum in Seoul

S. Korea FX Reserves Rise to $368.1 Billion in September

S. Korea's Corporate Profits to GNI Ratio Highest in OECD

S. Korea Expected to See Low Growth of 2% Range Next Year

South, North to Conduct Pest Control at Mount Geumgang

Gaeseong Complex Reaches $3 Billion in Cumulative Production Volume

Koreas to Exchange Final Lists for Family Reunion

Murayama Urges Abe to Express Will to Resolve Sex Slavery Issue

S. Korean Envoy: N. Korean Provocation Would Bring Stronger Sanctions

US Experts Call Park's NE Asia Peace Initiative 'Creative'


Yonhap (

U.N. special rapporteur calls for regular inter-Korean family reunions

The U.N. special rapporteur on North Korea's human rights situation has called for regular reunions of families separated since the Korean War, calling the situation "very disconcerting."

Kore-eda: My childhood inadvertently permeates films

The internationally acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda continues to contrast immature adults with mature children in his well-crafted family dramas. The case was the same with his new film, "Our Little Sister." "I don't know why, but maybe my childhood as a precocious kid has inadvertently had an influence on my films," Kore-eda told reporters during the 20th Busan International Film Festival on Sunday. "This could be a reflection of what I felt and was bothered about as a child about being around immature adults." When Kore-eda read the film's original comic book series, he received a strong feeling that he should adapt the work to the big screen.

Choo Shin-soo, Texas Rangers win AL West, meet Toronto in ALDS

Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers enjoyed his first division crown Sunday, as the Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Angels 9-2 at home on the final day of the Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season.

Shipbuilders' earnings to remain weak through next year

South Korean shipbuilders' earnings are expected to remain in the doldrums until the first half of 2016, although their third-quarter bottom lines may beat estimates after suffering a record loss three months earlier, analysts said Monday.

N. Korea says Chinese delegation will attend its key anniversary

A delegation of China's Communist Party will attend a ceremony marking the foundation of North Korea's Workers' Party, North Korean media reported Sunday, amid concerns Pyongyang may try to mark the key anniversary with actions that may very well be taken by the international community as provocations.


The Korea Herald (

Gun-range stabbing suspect planned robbery

Police said Sunday that the man they had apprehended on suspicion of stabbing the owner of an indoor shooting range and ...

Strange pecking order of the vulnerable in subways

Ahn Ji-young, a 31-year-old woman living in Seoul, has avoided taking public transportation sin...

Spy agency to file complaint against former chief

The nation’s top intelligence agency is considering filing a complaint with the prosecution ag...

Doosan Infracore to cut junior staff

Doosan Infracore, the second largest affiliate of South Korean industrial giant Doosan Group, h...

Guns a way of life in U.S. massacre town

ROSEBURG, United States, (AFP) -- Guns, jewelry and guitars may not immediately seem the most obvious ite...

Infant mortality

President Park Geun-hye’s administration needs to pay a serious heed to a recent report on ...

A loose tongue

A former South Korean intelligence chief sparked controversy last week with remarks that the...

Russia, Korea mark growing ties at silver jubilee

Russia and Korea last week celebrated 25 years of diplomatic relations that have moved beyond i...

Colombian carnival meets Korean folk art

A pair of Colombian traditional artists visited Korea in September to showcase the country c...


The Korea Times (

Park's diplomacy with US, Japan, NK put to test

President Park Geun-hye will take part in a series of diplomatic events this month that will test her capacity to deter North Korea’s military provocations, placate Washington amid closer Seoul-Beijing ties, and make progress in...

NIS to file complaint against former director 

Former National Intelligence Service (NIS) director Kim Man-bok, who recently disclosed classified...

Seoul, Pyongyang to exchange final list for family reunions 

The two Koreas on Thursday will exchange the final list of the 200 elderly people who will be reunited with their families across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)... 

Gun theft exposes lack of rules 

Saturday’s handgun theft at Busan has exposed lax control and the lack of rules on firearms at sho...

FBC chief criticized for ideologically biased comments 

The main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD) went all out over the weekend to criticize the chairman of the Foundation for Broadcast Culture... 

'Doctors should be creative, too' 

Creativity is not the first quality that comes to mind when one thinks of a doctor. However, for d... 

Samsung drives to change rigid corporate culture 

It’s no surprise that Samsung Electronics has been having a tough time maintaining its earlier str... 

More women in 30s suffer from sleep disorders 

More women in their 30s are suffering from sleep disorders because of pressure from juggling a job...


DongA Ilbo (

U.S. airstrike kills 19 civilians in Afghan hospital

At around 02:10 a.m. on Saturday (local time), a heavily-armed American bomber appeared over Afghanistan’s 6th largest city of Kunduz. Causing flash in the nighttime sky, the aerial bombardment repeated for about 30-45... 

Tang Wei with her Korean husband at Busan International Film Festival

Please tell me how my song was really like, Mr. Kim Chinese actress Tang Wei and Korean director Kim Tae-yong displayed their love as a married couple at the Busan International Film Festival in Busan. Where...

Aspiration for Masters goes up in smoke due to gusty winds

Kim Tae-ho (20) woke up early in the morning ahead of the final round of the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship on Sunday. Having finished the third round by tying for fourth on Saturday, he had high expectations for an...

Hyundai-Kia sales jump 17.8% in U.S. in September

Automakers of South Korea, the U.S and Japan saw double-digit sales growth in the recovering U.S. auto market last month, while Volkswagen`s sales increased less than 1 percent. While some analysts say that the...

Neither Son Heung-min nor Lee Chung-yong at national football match

An injury prevented Son Heung-min (aged 23, Tottenham Hotspur) from running for preliminary away match for Asian region against Kuwait on Oct. 8 for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. On Thursday, a British sports...

N. Korea reluctant to invite foreign guests to party-founding events

North Korea has instructed the pro-Pyongyang group of Koreans living in Japan to reduce the size of its delegation to events in Pyongyang marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North`s ruling Korean...

Pop-opera singer Lim Hyung-joo`s national concert tour starts in Seoul 

S.K. military plans to deploy 800-km range ballistic missile by 2017 

Google unveils 2 Nexus smartphone models from LG, Huawei 

Presidential office’s belated inspection of KFX plan set by Kim Kwan-jin


Chosun Ilbo (

Busy Office Workers Seek Quick Respite

Tired and stressed-out salaried workers are flocking to a new type of establishment where they can relax or take power naps during the day. Relaxation parlors are popping up all around Gangnam, Myeong-dong and Hongik University areas. >> Full Text

90 Percent of Violent Crime Victims Are Women

Reported crimes targeting women have increased exponentially over the last couple of decades. The proportion of women among victims of violent crimes rose from 72 percent in 1995 to a staggering 90 percent in 2013. >> Full Text

Domestic Automakers' Sales Surge in September

All five domestic carmakers posted significant sales increases in September, mainly thanks to new models and tax cuts. Hyundai's domestic sales rose around nine percent thanks to rising demand for new models and the consumption tax cut, while affiliate Kia's rose 17 percent. >> Full Text

S. Korea to Deploy Longer-Range Missiles by 2017

Last MERS Patient Free of Disease

Majority of Ferry Disaster Victims Apply for Compensation

Samsung's New Smartwatch Goes on Sale


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

On Declaration’s anniversary, voices call for return of Sunshine Policy

At an academic conference to mark the eighth anniversary of the October 4 North-South Declaration, several voices called for a restoration of the Sunshine Policy and other initiatives to improve inter-Korean relations. On Oct. 2, the Roh Moo-hyun Foundation, Korea Peace Forum and Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs) co-hosted an international symposium for the eighth anniversary of the October 4 declaration at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul. .

N. Korea “prepared to have constructive dialogue”

Remarks at UN don’t clarify timing of a possible long-rang rocket launch, or even if N. Korea will carry out a launch

North Korea’s Foreign Minister said the Pyongyang plans to “respond with all available self-defensive measures” to what he described as “unfair attempts to ban peaceful satellite launches.” The remarks by Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong come amid speculation that the country plans to launch a long-range rocket around the seventieth anniversary of its Workers’ Party on Oct. 10.

Furor over memoir’s claim of an inter-Korean hotline

A political ruckus has erupted with reports that Kim Man-bok, former Director of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), has stated that the administrations of former presidents Kim Dae-jung (1998-2003) and Roh Moo-hyun (2003-2008) operated an inter-Korean hotline (an automatic, point-to-point communications link) between the leaders of South and North, a claim that key officials at time are fervently denying. .

On Declaration’s anniversary, voices call for return of Sunshine Policy

At an academic conference to mark the eighth anniversary of the October 4 North-South Declaration, several voices called for a restoration of the Sunshine Policy and other initiatives to improve inter-Korean relations. On Oct. 2, the Roh Moo-hyun Foundation, Korea Peace Forum and Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs) co-hosted an international symposium for the eighth anniversary of the October 4 declaration at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in central Seoul.


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

Robbery at gun range prompts safety measures

The National Police Agency announced Sunday that nine of the country’s 14 live-fire shooting ranges have temporarily been shut down for failing to meet domestic standards on safety devices and vowed that the latest decision will only be the start of efforts to enhance safety at those facilities?

Rocket launch fears ease as North shifts its focus

North Korea’s leader has appeared to be exhibiting greater concern for improving public welfare, a sign that has raised expectations that he may opt against launching?

Workers demand asset sell-off to pay wage raise

Despite the slumping performance of the nation’s shipbuilding industry, unionized workers at Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s top shipbuilder?

Shoppers buy into special holiday discounts

Domestic consumption appears to be showing clear signs of recovery with sales at major retail outlets making a solid recovery,?

Foreign investment in Korea is on the rise

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Korea is recovering, data from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy showed on Sunday.?

Small U.S. firm takes on Samsung, Huawei over patent claim

Across the river from Reno’s casino district, above an Italian restaurant, you can find the little- known company that says it invented the mobile Internet.


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

Korea more vulnerable to China’s slowdown

When China’s economic growth falls by 1 percentage point, Korea’s economic growth can decline by 0.17 percent point, according to research. In contrast, Japan’s eco.. ...10.02 18:14

VW scandal affects used car market

The used car market is feeling the fallout of Volkswagen’s emissions scandal as prices of affected models declined, data showed. SK said Friday data on pr.. ...10.02 18:07

LG Electronics unveils premium phone V10 with dual screens

LG Electronics Inc., South Korea’s second largest mobile phone maker, unveiled its new smartphone V10 in hopes that the new premium phone can help it regain ground in.. ...10.02 13:53

Hanjin Shipping mulls additional asset sale

Hanjin Shipping is seeking to sell an additional 22.2 percent stake in bulk carrier company H-Line Shipping to Hahn & Company, a Korean private equity fund operator. T.. ...10.02 13:16

POSCO wraps up stake sale to Saudi fund

POSCO has finalized its deal to sell a 38 percent stake in POSCO E&C to Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund Public Investment Fund (PIF), capturing 1.23 trillion won ($1.04.. ...10.02 13:13

Samsung releases its flagship smartwatch Gear S2 in S. Korea

South Korea’s tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. Friday launched the Gear S2 in the country in a bid to take the lead in the growing smartwatch market. The Gear S2 .. ...10.02 11:16

VW’s defeat device cars hit 121,000 units in Korea

While Volkswagen has admitted 11 million of its diesel cars are equipped with rigged emission standards software among those sold in the world, the number of such defe.. ...10.01 17:57


The Kyunghyang Shinmoon (

[Editorial] Does the President Think the Ruling Party Leader Is Her Subordinate?

Saenuri Party leader Kim Moo-sung refused to handle party affairs opposing Cheong Wa Dae's criticism of the "Safe Number Public Nomination System." Yesterday?

[Reporter's Notes] The President and Government Taking Advantage of the World Economic Forum's Competitiveness Assessment?"

There is a limit to its objectivity. It is difficult to trust." ?The Kyunghyang Shinmun analyzed nine years of data released by the World Ec···

[A Conversation Between Korean-Japanese Scholars] Kim Woo-chang and Kojin Karatani Discuss East Asia

Two intellectuals representing South Korea and Japan came together: Kim Woo-chang (78), professor emeritus at Korea University and Japanese philosopher Kojin Ka···

[Remaining Ink] Holiday Syndrome

Many of the workers who enjoyed the Chuseok holiday probably suffered from a late "Monday syndrome" yesterday, the first day back at the office. It's a sympt···


The Korea Economic Daily (

September Home Mortgage Balance Rises by 3.9 Tril. Won, Highest Uptick in 5 Years

The balance of home mortgage loans with commercial banks has increased by 3.9 trillion won in September. According to banking sources on October 4, the home mortgage loan balance of six major banks, including Kookmin, Shinhan, Woori, KEB Hana, Nonghyup, and IBK, for the month of September was 331,88...

LG Chem to Supply Golf Cart Batteries to Japan's Yamaha

LG Chem will supply batteries to Japan's Yamaha Motors, the world's leader in golf carts. The LG Group company said on October 4 that it would start supplying lithium-ion batteries to the Japanese golf cart maker until next year. The batteries it would deliver to Yamaha is twice longer in battery li...

Beijing's Wangjing Fast Emerging as New Hotbed of Tech Start-ups

Wangjing, a sub-district within Chaoyang District in the northeast of Beijing, is emerging fast as a new hotbed of technology start-ups. Currently as many as 100 new IT start-up firms set up shop in the area including Meituan, a group-discount website, and Ele. me, China's largest food-delivery start...

Google, Microsoft, Samsung Vie to Get Upper Hand in AR Market

Global IT companies such as Microsoft, Facebook, and Samsung Electronics are rushing into the augmented reality business. Augmented reality refers to the technology that adds an extra layer of visual information on top of the perception of the real world in real time. For instance, the augmented rea...

Korea EximBank May Need to Inject 420 Bil. Won More to Sungdong Shipbuilding

A parliamentary inspection revealed that an additional injection of 420 billion won will be needed for Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering even after pouring 3.7 trillion won for the past five years since the 2010 voluntary agreement among creditors. In a parliamentary inspection on


AJU Business Daily (

Actress Son Ye-jin, actor Shin Hyun-joon to star in action-comedy flick 'Bad Guys Always Die'

South Korean actress Son Ye-jin talks with actor Shin Hyun-joon during a media event for the upcoming South Korean-Chinese co-produced action-comedy flick "Bad Guys Always Die" at the Novotel Ambassador?

Actress Ha Ji-won attends red carpet event for Busan International Film Festival

South Korean actress Ha Ji-won walks on the red carpet as she arrives for the opening ceremony of the 20th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in the southern port city of Busan, Thursday. About ?

South Korea climbs 4 notches to 53rd in FIFA rankings

South Korea moved up four notches to 53rd place in the FIFA rankings released on Thursday (local time). Iran placed 39th, becoming the highest-ranked Asian country; Japan 55th; Australia 58th; and ?

Samsung Electronics' new smartwatch to go on sale in S. Korea Oct. 2

Samsung Electronics' latest smartwatch will go on sale on its home turf on Oct. 2, the South Korean tech giant said Thursday. The Gear S2, which was first showcased at the IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germ?

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, ?



Samsung Pay Cannot Be Used At Self Gas Stations’ Solution To Make ...

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LG Chemicals Battery Is Used For Yamaha’s Golf Carts

LG Chemicals is supplying batteries to Japan’s Yamaha, which has the best shares in global golf cart markets. It seems that mainstream of battery that is used f...

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Samsung Electronics Will Target Biggest Smartphone Markets With...

Samsung Electronics is targeting biggest smartphone markets, which are America and China, with ‘Galaxy S7’ that has

Heavy Increase Of Mobile Traffic Emerges As An Alternative

Wireless communication traffic is increasing rapidly. Starting from this year, it exceeded government’s estimated value for 5 months in a row, and annual average traffic also exceeded estimation. These situations are occurring because data traffic is rapidly increasing due to increase of LTE48 members. Experts had warned that ‘communication bl...


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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§ion=161&category=181&no=896,

African retreat: /news/view.html?section=162&page=3&category=183&no=1006)

It if you any interesting story/photos, which you think might contribute to the promotion of understanding, exchange, cooperation and friendship between Korea and your country, you may send them to us for publication by all five media units of The Korea Post mentioned above, namely:

Korean-language Internet daily:

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

Korean-language newspaper:

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

English print monthly:

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