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The Korean daily media headlines and humorOct. 7, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 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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Namyangju Slow Life (Food) Festival:

Finally, it is tomorrow, the Opening Ceremony of the Namyangju Slow Food Festival, (http://www.slowlifeplanet.org/english#) 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

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:

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

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

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

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

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

Chung Mong-joon faces a 19-year suspension from FIFA

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

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

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

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

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Dear International Student:

We learned your name and contact information through the good offices of the prestigious Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) and the Kenya Community in Korea (KCK) in Seoul.

The Korea Post, which celebrates its 30th anniversary of founding this year, consists of five different media outlets, three in English and two in the Korean language and two in print edition (one English and one Korean) and three Internet editions (one English Internet daily, one Korean-language Internet daily and one English e-daily).

On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, The Kore Post is further expanding its coverage of, and service for, the international students community in Korea, from its coverage of over 200-plus foreign embassies accredited to Korea, including 111 resident embassies Seoul.

Our typical programs with the international students in Korea include the following:

Dangjin Festival:  /news/view.html?smode=&skey=Dangjin&x=19&y=12&section=161&category=181&no=896,

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

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

Korean-language Internet daily: http://www.koreapost.co.kr/

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