The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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Nov. 9, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here areThe Korea Post notice, roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media of Korea 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.

Special Notice:

There are only TWO DAYS left to the interesting tour of Handong University, Pohang City, POSCO and a Deluxe Boat Cruise on Thursday November 12, 2015.

Please do not bypass this rare opportunity. Details follow:

Good news for the Excellencies and Madams attending the Pohang Tour on November 12!

For the Tour of Pohang Global University, POSCO and other interesting sites of Pohang City on Thursday 12 November 2015,  the time of meeting has been changed for a more comfortable travel to 0900 hours instead of 0820 hours. The date remains the same. The new schedule is as follows:

0900 hours, November 12, 2015: Meet at KTX Seoul Station VIP Room (3rd Floor)
0945-1158 hours: Move to Pohang City by 1st Class KTX Train
1210-1225 hours: Move to Handong Global University.
1230-1253 hours: Introduction of guests, welcome address by the President of Handong University, welcome address by the Mayor of the Pohang City, return address by the Dean of the visiting Members of the Seoul Diplomatic Corps, presentation of a Plaque of Appreciation to the President of Handong U. by the Dean of the visiting members of the Diplomatic Corps (plaque prepared by The Korea Post), presentation of a memorial gift to the Dean of Diplomatic Corps, viewing of university introductory video.

1253-1340 hours: Attend luncheon co-hosted by President Chang and attended by Mayor Lee and Chairman Kwon and other important personalities of the Pohang City.
1340-1455 hours: Student performances, introduction of Handong University, Unit One program, introduction of experience by foreign students and foreign faculty members, question-answer session, introduction of Pohang City, commemorative photo-taking.

1455-1525 hours: Campus tour.

1530-1650 hours: Pohang Cruise riding.

1700-1750 hours: Visit POSCO Historical Museum.

1800-1830 hours: Move to Pohang KTX Station

1850-2125 hours: Move back to Seoul.

Contacts: Ms. Kim at 010-3388-1682 (Korean), Mr. David Chung at 010-3381-1101 (English), Chairman Lee at 010-5201-1740. Regular phones: 2298-1740/2, 1745/6. Fax 2298-9506.Very Respectfully Yours


Lee Kyung-sik
The Korea Post


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


Park to Attend G20, APEC, ASEAN Plus Three Meetings

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Overweight Boys Twice More than Girls in S. Korea

Samsung No. 1 Smartphone Vendor in Five Regions in Q3

S. Korean Chipmakers Increase Share of Global Mobile DRAM Market

S. Korea Ranks High in Fiscal Health Among OECD Members

'Top 20 Conglomerates Have Poor Corporate Governance'

Pyongyang Rejects Seoul's Proposals for Preliminary Meetings

No Progress on Holding Inter-Korean Talks

N. Korea Lifts Gaeseong Entry Ban on S. Korean Officials

Foreign Media: Russian Plane Crash Caused by Terrorist Attack

Aviation Advisory for Korean Peninsula on Interference with GPS

NYT: Volkswagen May Offer Cash to Diesel Owners

S. Korea's Income from Foreign Students Jumps

Parkinson's Patients in S. Korea Increase 36%

S. Korea Asks Philippines for More Support on Crimes against S. Koreans


Yonhap (

Police crackdown reduces phone fraud by 72 pct in 7 months 

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Civilian inter-Korean exchanges on the rise: data

The number of South Koreans visiting North Korea has shot up since the two Koreas reached a deal in August to spur inter-Korean civilian exchanges, government data showed Monday.

Seoul shares start lower on shippers, tech firms

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N. Korea mourns military marshal

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The Korea Herald (

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Foreign Minister Yun calls out on N.Korea in Iran

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Samsung tops smartphone sales in 5 major global markets

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Hanmi emerges as darling of investors

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Ugly fight

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Buying their hearts

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The Korea Times (

Can humans live for 120 years?

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S. Korea falls to Japan 5-0 to open Premier 12 baseball tournament 

South Korea dropped to Japan 5-0 in the opening game of the Premier 12 baseball tournament here on Sunday. Right-hander ShoheiOtani twirled six dominant inni... 

Ruling party may expel ex-spy chief 

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Minister urges NK to learn from Iran 

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British veteran to be buried at UN memorial 

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Heroes accept $12.85 million posting bid for Park Byung-ho 

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DongAIlbo (

China, Taiwan agree to establish cross-strait hotline

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Lawmakers from Korea and Japan hold soccer game in Yokohama

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Korea, Japan seek to add Korean Mission to Japan on UNESCO heritage

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Major League teams vie for Park Byeong-ho

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Review: Kang Sue-jin’s swan song Onegin

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Lead author of state-issued history textbook quits on sexual harassment scandal

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Shopping districts outside of Seoul enjoy significant growth 

Pres. Park warns against lack of sound historical point of view


ChosunIlbo (

N.Koreans Take to Social Media

North Koreans are increasingly taking to social media, be it in an official capacity to spread propaganda or to communicate with the outside world away from prying eyes. Last week, the North's official Instagram account posted photos of nation founder Kim Il-sung in hanbok or traditional Korean dress. >> Full Text

Samsung Leads Smartphone Markets Except North America

Samsung Electronics has grabbed the largest share of the smartphone market everywhere except North America. Market researcher Strategy Analytics said Samsung ranked first in the third quarter in terms of sales volume in Asia-Pacific with 23.2 million phones sold, Western Europe with 15.3 million, Eastern Europe with 6.9 million, Latin America with 11.8 million, and Middle East and Africa with 16.1 million. >> Full Text

More Women Embrace Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding is fast becoming a craze among Korean women. The bizarre fad, which originated in the U.K. in the late 19th century, is being promoted by personalities like YooSeung-ok, who regularly flash their six-packs on TV. >> Full Text

Another Puzzle in N.Korea's Game of Musical Chairs

Korea Loses to Japan in Premier 12 Opener

Jeju Air Shares Soar After Listing


HankyorehShinmoon (

What would it mean to resolve the issue of the comfort women?

After recent summit, Shinzo Abe’s comments represent a significant change of approach to thorny issue

The “historical war” over the comfort women that has been fought by South Korea and Japan during the four years since an Aug. 2011 ruling by South Korea’s Constitutional Court can in the end be described as a struggle over how to resolve this issue.

UN review finds regression on human rights in S. Korea

The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) expressed concerns about South Korea’s disbanding of the Unified Progressive Party in a recommendation published on Nov. 6.The recommendation comes after a review of civil liberties guarantees in the country. The number of “concerns” cited more than doubled this year to 25 from twelve in a 2006 review. .

Even for Ebola doctor, state-issued textbooks are cause for alarm

As Choi Young-mi stood in downtown Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square on Nov. 4, the day after the administration announced plans to officially go ahead with state issuance of middle and high school Korean history textbooks, she carried a sign reading, “My life would not be too much to give. For the sake of a free South Korea! -- An Ebola doctor who opposes state issuance of history textbooks.” .

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The indictment of Lee Seok-woo, 50, former president of Kakao Talk, has sent shockwaves through the entire IT industry, including internet firms and telecommunications companies. Lee is charged with having not done enough to prevent the distribution of child pornography.


JoongAngIlbo(conservative): (

Envoy takes stand on South China Sea issue

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MaeilKyungje (neutral-oriented conservative, economic/business): (

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The KyunghyangShinmoon(

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[Editorial] We Will Clearly Remember Park Geun-hye, Kim Moo-sung, Hwang Woo-yea, Hwang Kyo-ahn, and Kim Jung-bae

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The Korea Economic Daily(

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AJU Business Daily(

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