The Korean daily media headlines and humor
The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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Nov. 10, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here areThe Korea Post notice and a 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

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Are you sure you can afford to miss the Pohang Tour the day after tomorrow?

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

Please do not miss this rare opportunity. The schedule 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:


October Import, Export Prices Fall by Widest Margin in Nine Months

Import and export prices fell by the widest margin since January as the value of local currency rose against the U.S. dollar.   The Bank of Korea said...

Monument Longing for Reunification of Koreas Erected in Berlin

60% of Japanese Approve Abe Accord to Resolve Sex Slavery Conflict

Former, Incumbent NPAD Chiefs, Seoul Mayor Urged to Launch Joint Leadership

Ruling Party to Seek Project to Fight Against Drought

Park Promises Greater Support for Firefighters

October Import, Export Prices Fall by Widest Margin in Nine Months

US Expert: S. Korea Able to Withstand US Rate Hike

Hanmi Signs $915Mln License Deal with Janssen

'Increased Inter-Korean Exchanges to Advance Unification'

N. Korean Marshal RiUl-sol Passes Away

More S. Koreans Visiting North Since August 25 Agreement

60% of Japanese Approve Abe Accord to Resolve Sex Slavery Conflict

UNESCO to Improve Documentary Listing System

China's Northeastern Province Raises Red Flag on Air Pollution


Yonhap (

Shipbuilders continue to suffer drop in new orders: report

South Korean shipbuilders, led by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., are expected to face a protracted slump down the road with their new orders likely to plunge 27 percent this year, a report showed Tuesday.

Tourism industry faces better outlook in Q4: poll

South Korea's tourism industry is expected to recover from the fallout from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in the fourth quarter, but the overall business sentiment still remains subdued, a poll showed Tuesday.

LG Electronics wins 7 best product honors in U.S.

South Korean home appliances giant LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday seven of its products have won this year's awards for the best performances from a U.S. reviewer.

Seoul international trade conference to examine the rise of mega FTAs

The 2015 Seoul Conference on Trade & Industry (SCTI) aims to expand deliberations on the rise of mega free trade agreements (FTAs) around the world and their impact on the global economy, the government said Tuesday.


The Korea Herald (

Suu Kyi heads for landslide win

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) ? Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party said Monday that it was confident it was headed for a...

Self-employed Koreans struggle with heavy debt, massive competition

Korea’s ratio of self-employed people to its working population stands at 23.2 percent, the fi...

North Korean marshal’s death indicates more personnel shake-ups

North Korean state media said Monday that leader Kim Jong-un had on Sunday conveyed his condole...

Shipping merger rumors resurface

Market rumors are rampant that the government is seeking to force the merger of Korea’s two largest ship...

Cable car boom

A cable car construction boom is underway across the nation. According to reports, more than...

Assembly back in business...

The operations of the National Assembly have been normalized as the main opposition New Poli...

[Herald Interview] Xuefei Yang wants her music to pull ‘Heartstrings’

Critically acclaimed Chinese classical guitarist Xuefei Yang wants her presence to become more ...

Gwangju Design Biennale aims to connect global networks

The Gwangju Design Biennale, Asia’s largest and oldest design biennale celebrating its 10th an...


The Korea Times (

Foreign investors feel unwelcome at local gov'ts

Foreign investors and companies here are unhappy with the way they are treated by civil servants at municipal governments, a survey showed Monday. According to the survey by the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), non...

Seoul mayor sticks to 'I.Seoul.U' slogan 

The Seoul Metropolitan Government will stick to its new slogan, “I.Seoul.U,” Mayor Park Won-soon s... 

Remember fallen UN soldiers 

The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs will hold a “Turn Toward Busan” ceremony at the U.N....

Park, Abe may hold additional summits 

President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet at least three times this month at international gatherings, raising hopes that they ... 

KEB Hana steps up drive to woo foreign customers 

KEB Hana Bank said Monday that it is stepping up efforts to woo foreign customers by opening a sec...

Museums will run special program for CSAT takers 

The state-run National Museum of Korea (NMK) said Monday it will run a special program called “Museum Research Class” for students who will take the college e...

OECD cuts growth forecast for Korea 

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) cut its economic growth outlook for Korea this year to 2.7 percent from its previous estimate...

Inter-Korean people-to-people exchanges surge 

The two Koreas are increasing civic level exchanges since a peace agreement reached in late August defused cross-border tensions.


DongAIlbo (

Korean researchers discover 12.8 billion-year-old black hole

A Korean research team has found a new black hole generated 12.8 billion years ago during the early stage of creation of space. The finding is stirring much interest in the astronomical circles in and out of the country... 

Japanese Emperor Akihito seems to have health issues

In a Japanese city on October 25, there was an incident that made people suspicious about Japanese Emperor Akihito’s health, as he suddenly asked the chair if the winner for the best writing award was announced, just...

Ancient Korean roof tiles on display in downtown Seoul

The first impression is strong with big eyes, flat nose, sharp pangs, and red face. A patient observer, however, will see a different face. The lips wear a hint of smiling, and the round facial contour feels friendly...

Review: Kang Sue-jin’s swan song Onegin

She was elegant and sad. Kang Sue-jin, the head of the Korean National Ballet and prima ballerina of the Stuttgart Ballet, made a perfect choice ? Onegin, one of the best drama ballets in the late 20th century. She...

China, Taiwan agree to establish cross-strait hotline

It was a summit meeting without any national flag seen at the venue. The leaders of Taiwan and China addressed each other “mister,” not president or premier. The first summit meeting held in Singapore between Chinese...

Lawmakers from Korea and Japan hold soccer game in Yokohama

Korean and Japanese lawmakers have had a friendly soccer match to promote bilateral relations on Hiyoshi campus of Keio University in Yokohama on Friday. The participants are 25 Korean lawmakers from the Japan-Korea...


ChosunIlbo (

What Are the Most Popular Fruits for Koreans?

Apples are Korean's favorite fruit, according to a recent study by the Rural Development Administration. Researchers at the RDA conducted a study of some 732 households to figure out which fruits they bought from December 2009 to November 2013. >> Full Text

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

Workers Party secretary ChoeRyong-hae, the comeback kid of the secretive North Korean regime, was missing from an important roster last week, triggering rumors that he has been sacked again. >> Full Text

Seoul City Clashes with Gov't Over Jobseeker Support

The central government is furious at the Seoul Metropolitan Government's plans to give W500,000 a month to 3,000 deserving young jobseekers. The Ministry of Health and Welfare last week demanded a "briefing" from the city. >> Full Text

N.Koreans Take to Social Media

N.Korea Snubs Calls for Talks


HankyorehShinmoon (

S. Korean government stays mum as WTO candidate is hacked

Response to hacking contrasts sharply with New Zealand, where allegations sparked a spirited debate

Months after the fact, it was brought to light that a South Korean diplomat and university professor’s email accounts with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and Seoul National University were spied on in 2013 by a New Zealand intelligence agency using surveillance software developed and administered by the US government’s National Security Agency (NSA).

Why the Hankyoreh is reporting on documents leaked by Edward Snowden

For two reasons, the Hankyoreh has decided to look into the documents leaked by Edward Snowden, former contractor for the US National Security Agency (NSA). .

Snowden leaks: foreign intelligence collected data on S. Korean companies

Evidence that Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), a UK intelligence agency, collected and analyzed data from the servers of South Korean corporations using a program that it developed has been found in the documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the US National Security Agency (NSA). The corporations in question were IT companies that provided corporate e-mail services to organizations such as the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and NICE Credit Information Service. .

Xkeyscore - a form of “intelligence imperialism”

Xkeyscore is a key program used by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to collect, organize, and search data. Internal NSA documents released by the Intercept describe it as a “DNI [digital network intelligence] exploitation/analytic framework.” It can be used by the NSA to search for information through specific email addresses or keywords. .

S. Korean President may have been monitored on 2009 visit to UK

Why the Hankyoreh is reporting on documents leaked by Edward Snowden S. Korean President may have been monitored on 2009 visit to UKNews that South Korea had been the subject of monitoring by the so-called “Five Eyes,” an intelligence group representing five Anglophone nations, first broke in 2013-14 with revelations by former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. .


JoongAngIlbo(conservative): (

J Global Forum disects regional security issues

East Asia’s need to find balance and have its voice heard as it is squeezed between two superpowers - the United States and China - was at the heart of regional security, history and economic issues tackled by a group of experts at the J Global-Chatham House Forum 2015, which kicked off at the Hotel Shilla in central Seoul on Monday.…

Gov’t mulls a restructuring of shipping firms

Shares of two shipping companies, Hanjin Shipping and Hyundai Merchant Marine, plummeted on a report that the government was discussing…

Lawmaker’s death highlights political divides

The death of former judge and lawmaker Yoo Su-ho, the father of Saenuri Rep. YooSeong-min, has sparked renewed discussion about the unfortunate relationship…

Foreign investors like Pohang most

The most satisfactory investment destination for foreigners in Korea is Pohang, a port city in North Gyeongsang, according to the Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industries on Monday.…

Any shrinkage in China will be felt in Korea

If the Chinese economy shrinks 1 percent, it would depress Korea’s GDP by up to 0.6 percent, particularly affecting the airlines, electronics and chemical industries…

OECD trims forecast for nation’s growth in 2015

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) trimmed its outlook for Korean economic growth to 2.7 percent, joining many international organizations…

SK Telecom taps YouTube stars

SK Telecom is taking steps to tap into the growing popularity of mobile video content fueled by self-styled online personalities. …


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

M&A deals in S. Korea triple over two years

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Any more Hanmi-like jackpots in S. Korean pharmaceutical pipeline?

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Posco shares have room to grow with dividend yield ratio of 4.3% this and next

South Korea’s largest steelmaker Posco offered quarterly dividend payout for the first time among local large companies to prop up ...

Korean Inc. real estate properties on sale amid restructuring

Struggling with soft global demand and waning competitiveness, Korean companies have put large real estate properties on the sale ...

Korean chemical fiber makers renovate facility to compete with

To fend off fast ascension of Chinese rivals, Korean chemical fiber manufacturers have upped facility investment to stay ahead with ...

Pohang takes top spot in satisfaction by foreign investors

Pohang City in Gyeongbuk Province led the pack in satisfaction by foreign-invested companies in Korea, while Cheonan City in Chungnam ...


The KyunghyangShinmoon(

First China-Taiwan Summit in 66 Years While North-South Korea Caught in a Standstill

Chinese President Xi Jin-ping and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou met in Singapore on November 7, the first summit between China and Taiwan since the two countrie···

North Korean RiUl-sol, Kim Il-sung's Colleague Dies: ChoeRyong-hae Missing from the Funeral Committee

Premiere Kim Il-sung's colleague during the anti-Japanese partisan days RiUl-sol, marshal of the Korean People's Army (KPA) and one of the most senior figure···

[Mounting Disobedience against State Authorized History Textbook] The Conservative Right Wing Is Obsessed with ‘National Foundation of Korea in 1948’ to Wipe out the Past for Pro-Japanese Koreans

As far as the academic circle of history can see, the essence of the history textbook that is desired by the New Right, government and ruling party is the ‘nat···

O Brother, You Are Finally Home after 40 Years in Faraway Ocean

The remains of sailors on a deep-sea fishing ship, who died on the job in West African open sea in the 1970s, finally returned home after 40 years. The four you···

North Korea Blocks Entry of Two South Korean Officials from Kaesong Management Committee

On November 4, the Ministry of Unification announced that North Korea refused to allow two South Korean officials, including Choi Sang-cheol, vice chairm···


The Korea Economic Daily(

Lotte Group Ranked No. 1 in M&A Spending Since 2010...CEO Score

A study said Lotte Group was the company most actively engaged in mergers and acquisitions for the past six years. According to CEO Score, a service specializing in large business group financial performance, on November 8, the nation's top-30 business groups have spent a total of 37,789.7 billion w...

Samsung Pay to Be Mounted on Low-cost Smartphones from Next Year

Hyundai Securities predicted on November 8 that Samsung Pay will be mounted on low-cost smartphones starting from the first quarter of next year. At present, Samsung Pay is mounted on Samsung’s premium smartphone models, making it difficult for the company to secure stronger competitive advantage. ...

SK Innovation Ramps up Production of Lithium Ion Battery Separators

SK Innovation is set to resume the operation of its No. 1 LiBS (Lithium ion Battery Separator) line at the Cheongju plant in North Chungcheong Province. The line has been halted since October 2014 due to a decline in demand. SK Innovation recently decided to resume the operation of the No. 1 LiBS pr...

Innocean Exceeds IPO Price, First Since Being Listed

The share price of Innocean which was picked as one of major leaguers in this year’s IPO market, continued to rise after recovering to the IPO price. The share price of Innocean was closed at 70,800 won on November 6, rising 12.92 percent over the past three months. On the day, Innocean’s share pr...

Logistics REIT Investment on Steep Rise

Three four-five story logistics warehouses are under construction in front of the Deokpyeong exit on the Seoul-Gangleung Expressway. Each of them is a large-scale logistics center with a floor space of more than 30,000 square meters. One of them is the “Deokpyeong Logistics Center” for which socia...


AJU Business Daily(

Job fair held in Seoul

Young jobseekers queue during the 2015 Leading Korea Job Festival at the COEX Convention Center in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, Monday. Small- and medium-sized businesses participated in the job fai…

History textbook row divides the nation

Prime Minster Hwang Kyo-ahn announces the government's plan for single state-authored history textbook. [] President Park Geun-hye’s conservative admini…

People: Actress Kim Sung-ryeong

South Korean TV actress Kim Sung-ryeong poses for the camera during a charity event, part of "Love Your W" campaigns to raise public awareness of breast cancer, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Jung-gu, c…

South Korea's FX reserves rise for 2nd straight month in October: BOK

South Korea's foreign exchange reserves increased for the second consecutive month in October, the central bank said Wednesday. The country's FX reserves reached US$369.60 billion as of the…

Hanu Day celebrated

People line up to get free dishes of bulgogi with rice during an event, part of programs to mark the 2015 Hanu (beef from a breed of cattle native to South Korea) Day, at Seoul Plaza, Tuesday.Hanupr…

Banking institutions hold job fair in Seoul

Jobseekers look at a bulletin board during the 2015 Banking Services for Ordinary People and Job Fair at the Techno-Mart in Sindorim, Guro-gu, Seoul, Tuesday.



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LG Chemicals Wins a Contract worth about $51.8 Million for ESS Batte...

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LG Electronics Expands Markets for 21:9 Monitor

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SKT Introduces IoT Connectivity Technology ‘Iotivity’

Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom are targeting IoT80 markets together. SK Telecom will introduce IoT Connectivity Technology that has been developed by Samsung Electronics. Samsung Electronics will introduce IoT household appliances that have Smart Things technologies in South Korean markets next year, and SK Telecom will commercialize a service that is optimized f...


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