The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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Nov. 23, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Monday, Nov. 23, 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 of Korea this morning:

Lee Kyung-sik


Korea Post Media

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


S. Koreans Remember Former President Kim Young-sam

Politicians, business leaders and South Koreans of all walks of life are paying their respects to former President Kim Young-sam, who died over the...

Park Returns to Seoul after Attending Multilateral Events

Death Rates of Prostate, Pancreatic Cancers Grow Fastest over 30 years

Park Calls for Impregnable National Security

Park Returns to Seoul after Attending Multilateral Events

Park Returns to Seoul After G20, APEC, ASEAN Meetings

Incheon Airport Wins World's Best Duty Free Award

Trade Ministry to Send Economic Delegation to Central Asia

S. Korea's Cheese Imports Increase

Two Koreas to Meet at Truce Village to Arrange Cross-Border Talks

Pyongyang Proposes Inter-Korean Working-Level Meeting Next Week

S. Korea Urges North to Accept Calls for Dialogue

Japanese Police Investigate Explosion at Yasukuni Shrine

BBC, Le Parisien Report Death of Pro-Democracy Icon

U.S. Offers Condolences over Death of Former Pres. Kim


Yonhap (

S. Korea to conduct live-fire drill near border despite N. Korean threats

South Korea will go ahead with a live-fire artillery drill on Monday as scheduled near the inter-Korean border in the Yellow Sea despite North Korea's threats, government officials said.

Korea, China, Japan to intensify fight against yellow dust

South Korea, China and Japan have agreed to strengthen a joint research project to combat yellow dust originating in China's northern provinces, a local environmental research body said Monday.

S. Korea, Central America to hold FTA talks

South Korea and Central American countries will engage in talks aimed at laying a firm foundation for a free trade pact that can benefit all sides, the government said Monday.

U.S. dollar deposits rise ahead of apparent rate hike

U.S. dollar-denominated savings by local residents increased at a record rate last month as people apparently expect the greenback to strengthen following what many see as an imminent U.S. rate hike, market observers said Monday.

Park In-bee qualifies for LPGA Hall of Fame

South Korean Park In-bee reserved her ticket to the LPGA Hall of Fame on Sunday after winning this season's Vare Trophy awarded to the player with the lowest scoring average.


The Korea Herald (

Kim remembered as democracy fighter, economic reformer

Late former President Kim Young-sam is noted for his decades-long campaign against military rulers and reform that enhanced transparency in financial transactions, while his past collaboration with political foes, corruption involving his son and economic fallout questioned his leadership.

ASEAN creates economic community, eyes China and India

Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leader...

Police press unions over protests

South Korean police over the weekend escalated their pressure against one of the country’s umb...

Stars boycott Korea's top film awards plagued by controversy

The 52nd Daejong Film Awards on Friday were not quite a star-studded affair as the nominees for...

Korean team wins Premier 12 baseball title

South Korea became the inaugural champion of the Premier 12 baseball tournament in Toky...

Labor reform bills

The National Assembly’s Environment and Labor Committee has started deliberations on the fi...

Inter-Korean talks

South and North Korea will hold a working-level meeting on Nov. 26 to prepare for high-level...


The Korea Times (

Kim Young-sam passes away

Kim Young-sam, the former president who helped end military rule and accepted an IMF bailout program in 1997, died early Sunday. He was 87. Kim, who led the country from 1993 to 1998, was hospitalized Thursday due to a high feve...

Cheers - foreign beer hits a record 

Koreans cannot get enough of foreign beer. According to the Korea International Trade Association, the country imported beer worth a record $118 million in th...

Samsung accelerates marketing efforts in bio business

The Samsung Group is stepping up efforts to carve out a larger share of the global biopharmaceutical market. Half of small firms want to invest in N. Korea 

BOK prints too much money for policy loans 

Policy loans extended by the Bank of Korea to state banks to help struggling small- and medium-sized enterprises and “normalize” the corporate debenture marke...

Democracy fighter: 1927-2015 

Former president Kim Young-sam was a democracy fighter during the dictatorial regimes of the 1970s... 

The next big leukemia drug 

Kim is focusing on three things for his future research. First, he wants to find whether certain g... 

Hyundai's autonomous vehicle hits city roads 

Hyundai Motor’s self-driving Genesis traveled along busy city roads for the first time Sunday. The... 


DongAIlbo (

Ex-President Kim Young-sam dies; Park conveys ‘deepest condolences’

Former President Kim Young-sam, who made significant contributions to Korea’s democratization and served as the nation’s 14th president, died on Sunday. He was 88. With his death, the so-called "Yang-Kim" (two Kims... 

Genesis EQ900 aims for the U.S. market

The Dong-A Ilbo visited the California Proving Ground (CPG), which is two hours by bus from Los Angeles, California on last Tuesday (local time). The CPG is located in the Mojave Desert, and has an area of 17.7 million...

Korean baseball team defeats Japanese team; Japanese media calls it `nightmare`

Japanese media put a spotlight on Thursday`s shocking defeat of "Samurai Japan" in the ninth inning against Korea. The defeat was described as a "nightmare." Major sports newspapers made the headline "Humiliating...

Book review: `Entertainers of the Joseon Dynasty`

One television singing audition program produces a slew of potential stars every year despite public concern that the pool of aspiring singers could dry up because of a series of similar programs that are mushrooming ...

Pres. Park to send a video message for bereaved families of Yeonpyeong battle veterans

Marking the 5th anniversary of the shelling on Yeonpyeong Island by North Korea, President Park Geun-hye is going to send a video message to the bereaved families at the memorial service. Her initial plan was to visit...

Historian identifies Harvard Draft that found Eulsa Treaty `null and void`

The author of a Harvard Law School report, on which the International Federation declared the Korea-Japan Protectorate Treaty of 1905 as null and void, has been identified. Seoul National University professor emeritus...


ChosunIlbo (

Ex-President Kim Young-sam Dies

Former President Kim Young-sam, a tireless advocate for democracy during decades of military dictatorship, died on Sunday. Kim was hospitalized last Thursday with a high fever and breathing difficulties and moved to intensive care when his condition deteriorated on Saturday, according to Seoul National University Hospital. >> Full Text

Korea Claims Title at Inaugural Premier 12

Korea handed the U.S. an 8-0 defeat in Tokyo on Saturday to win the final of the Premier 12 baseball tournament and become its inaugural champion. The Premier 12 is organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation and involves 12 top-ranked national teams. >> Full Text

Red Faces at Daejong Film Awards as Stars Stay Home

What was touted as Korea's most prestigious movie awards turned into a farce Friday evening as none of the nominees for best actor and actress turned up. The nine nominated stars cited a variety of reasons for their absence from the annual Daejong Film Awards. >> Full Text

5th Anniversary of Yeonpyeong Shelling Marks Little Progress

Sluggish Consumption Threatens Growth


HankyorehShinmoon (

With Kim Young-sam’s death, the passing of an era in South Korean politics

Kim Young-sam was born under a lucky star. Better known by the initials “YS,” he was a larger-than-life politician who left a heavy, distinct, and indelible footprint on the history of Korean politics. Kim was an indomitable contender who never gave up the fight for democratization, and he played a leading role in sweeping out a string of presidents who began their careers in the army and ushering in civilian administrations. Even after being elected president, the bold measures he took for change and reform served as the launch pad for advancing South Korea to the next level.

Irresponsible women? Slutty sexual minorities? Lazy foreigners?

A questionnaire asked university students in their twenties the extent to which they agree with stereotypes that are prevalent in South Korean society, such as ‘Women are irresponsible,’ ‘Sexual minorities are promiscuous,’ and ‘Foreign workers are less productive.’ No small number of university students share unconfirmed stereotypes about women, sexual minorities, foreign workers, people with disabilities, and people who take care of stray cats, called ‘cat moms’ or ‘cat daddies’ in Korea. .

15 years of part-time dept. store work ends with a sudden heart attack

The event sale corner at department stores is busy all year round. Whatever the excuse - seasonal sales, Korea’s version of Black Friday, or store anniversary celebrations - the dealing never ends at the event sale counter. It was just another day at the event sale counter at Lotte Department Store’s main Busan branch when time ran out for Park Yu-jeong, 40, a fixture at the corner who had been working as a part-time salesperson for 15 years. .

Report: S. Korea’s division of labor with China and Japan breaking down

South Korea’s three-way “division of labor” with Japan and China is breaking down as China procures more and more key parts for its major industries on its own, leaving South Korea with fewer opportunities to export them, a recent analysis argues. The analysis, titled “Diagnosis and Prognosis for Domestic and International Economic Risks,” was presented by Hyundai Research Institute economic trend analysis chief Lee Jun-hyup at a Nov. 19 seminar on “boosting export competitiveness and establishing new growth engines” at the Federation of Korean Industries Conference Center in Seoul.


JoongAngIlbo(conservative): (

Former President Kim Young-sam dies

The nation - political supporters and detractors alike - mourned the death of former President Kim Young-sam, an icon of Korea’s democracy movement, who passed away Sunday at age 87. Kim died at 12:21 a.m. at Seoul National University Hospital after suffering from septicemia, or severe blood infection, and acute heart failure, hospital chief Oh Byung-Hee said in a press briefing…

Korea leads baseball world again

Korea’s national baseball team returned home on Sunday on top of the world. Welcomed by a crowd of about 200 ecstatic fans at Gimpo International Airport…

Food companies see Incheon Airport as a prime showcase

Park Sung-min, a 35-year-old company worker, was sent on a business trip to Mongolia. He got to Incheon International Airport early enough to grab a meal…

Hot games, future trends on display at G-Star event

The country’s largest gaming exhibition, G-Star, offered a comprehensive look at the latest trends in Korea’s gaming industry by the time it finished its four-day run last week…

Shin’s chief secretary quits over law credentials

Na Seung-gi - Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho’s chief secretary - has been replaced amid controversy surrounding his credentials to practice law. …

Kia and import manufacturers recalling vehicles over faults

More than 7,800 vehicles - including Kia Motors’ compact SUV Soul and imports such as Mercedes and Peugeot - are being recalled…


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

S. Korea’s pro-democracy activist and former President Kim Young-sam dies at 87

Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam, an iconic figure of South Korea’s pro-democracy movement, has died early Sunday. He was 87.

Samsung SDI to supply circular batteries for China’s electric vehicle

Samsung SDI Co., the battery-making arm of Samsung Group, will supply circular batteries for the new electric vehicle iEV6S ...

Video contents become mainstream marketing tool amid mobile ubiquity

Short and snackable video clips have become the most powerful marketing means to promote consumer brands in the age of mobile as ...

S. Korea’s growth rate to plunge to 1-percent level in 2031

South Korea’s potential economic growth rate is projected to nosedive by more than half in 2031 because of low birth rates and aging ...

Samsung Electronics smartwatch Gear S2 gaining popularity

Samsung Electronics Co.’ smartwatch, the Gear S2, has grown in popularity since its release in October. According to industry ...

No buyer for Asiana Airlines’ new debt

Asiana Airlines has failed to sell its new debt due to cold market responses. The airliner put bonds worth 100 billion won ($86.2 ...


The KyunghyangShinmoon(

Ruling Party Takes Advantage of Anti-Terrorist Movement to Create a New 'Authoritarian' Administration?

The government and ruling party have revealed their intentions to create a new "authoritarian" state in the wake of the multiple terrorist attacks in P···

Professor Lee Myung-hee, an Advocate of the State Authorized Textbooks, Applies for EBS President

Lee Myung-hee (photo), a professor of history education at Kongju National University, and also the author of the Korean history textbook published by Kyohak Pu···

Terrorism Prevention Act: Possible Infringement of Human Rights as Society Shifts to the Right in the Name of Anti-Terrorism

The government and the Saenuri Party held a meeting on November 18 and presented comprehensive measures to prevent terrorism. According to the plan, the governm···

Rumors of Ban Ki-moon's Visit to North Korea: Vague Stance Fuels Confusion

Rumors of a possible visit to North Korea by Ban Ki-moon (photo), the secretary-general of the United Nations (UN) have been intensifying these past few days. A···

Police Begin Investigation into Gwanghwamun Demonstration

The police have engaged in a broad-scale investigation into the groups that organized the Gwanghwamun rally on November 14. The people are criticizing the p···

Why Was the Chief of the National Police Agency Called to a Ruling Party Meeting?

Chief of the National Police Agency Kang Shin-myung made a surprise appearance at a Saenuri Party meeting on November 17. Floor leader Won Yoo-chul had orde···


The Korea Economic Daily(

Korea's Household Debt-to-GDP Ratio Highest among 18 Emerging Nations

A study said Korea's household debt and corporate debt balance in relation to the GDP is highest among emerging market nations. According to the Institute of International Finance, a Washington, D.C.-based trade group of financial institutions, on November 22, the ratio of household debt to the GDP ...

Morgan Stanley Picked as Second Underwriter to GE's Hyundai Card Deal

In a deal to sell off a 43-percent stake of Hyundai Card held by GE of the United States, Morgan Stanley will take part in as an underwriter. According to investment banking sources on November 22, GE has selected Morgan Stanley as an additional underwriter to the sell-off of a stake in Hyundai Card...

Samsung to Build Third Biosimilar Drug Plant in Songdo

Samsung Bioepis will soon be able to export bio similar drugs in large quantities by investing more than 1 trillion won this month to build the world's largest contract manufacturing plant in Songdo, Incheon. The Samsung Group company said on November 22 that its SB4 (trade name in Europe "Benepali")...

Samsung SDI Supplies Cylinder-type Batteries for JAC's Electric Cars

Samsung SDI is set to supply batteries for Jianghuai Auto Group Co., a Chinese auto maker. JAC held a new car presentation event during the Guangzhou Auto Show on November 20 where it unveiled a brand-new electric car model iEV6S which will be mounted with Samsung SDI's batteries. The iEV6S is a new...


AJU Business Daily(

Korean high school girl performs on ‘Ellen Show’

[Captured image from Ellen DeGeneres Show] [Courtesy of official Ellen DeGeneres Show YouTube Channel] Lydia Lee (Korean name Lee Ye-jin), who uploaded a cover song of Adelle’s ‘Hello…

Former President Kim Young-sam dies at 87

[AJU NEWS DB] Former Korean President Kim Young-sam passed away aged 87, Sunday morning. Kim, who established an era of true democracy and civilian leadership in Korea, lead the nation from 199…

Seoul’s ‘Garak Market’ to open world’s largest food mall

[Courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan Government] ? ‘Garak Market’, a wholesale market which features a huge complex of the agricultural product market and fishery, will open ‘Garak Mall’, a 210,958m2…

Samsung and Lotte in alliance share mobile payment platform

[Courtesy of Samsing Pay's official website] ?Samsung Electronics and Mybi, an operating company of Lotte Group’s mobile payment system, exchanged memorandum of understanding (MOU) of str…

Korea may not be safe from terrorist attacks

The news coordinated attacks of Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL) in Paris Friday is spreading shock and horror worldwide, a the Middle East political expert analyzed that Korea may not be safe from IS’ attack.



All of Banks’ ATMs Will Be Linked to Samsung Pay

All of South Korean banks such as Nonghyup, Shinhan and others will link their ATMs to Samsung Pay. Starting from next year, all of ATM withdrawals and debit paym...

Samsung SDI Supplies Circular Battery for Electric Cars from China’s JA...

Samsung SDI is chosen as a supplier of battery for electric cars from Chinese finished vehicles manufacturer JAC. JAC introduced its new electric car ¡®iEV6S...

Qualcomm’s Stock Collapses Due to Unfavorable Conditions from South Kore...

Qualcomm¡?s stock fell 10% in just one day due to unfavorable conditions from South Korea. According to foreign press, Qualcomm¡?s stocks that have a s...

Complete Commercialization of VoLTE Is Started

100% LTE Generation¡? that uses LTE for even voice is now opened. It is predicted that benefits for users will be even more strengthened as VoLTE not only improves quality of calling, but provides variety of combined and complex services that were not seen before. 3 mobile telecommunication businesses have started developing related...


Special Notices:

Photo shows President Soon-Heung Chang of Handong Global University (fifth from left, front row) with ambassadors and other visiting members of the Seoul Diplomatic Corps (SDC), including Ambassador Mme Natallia Zhylevich of Belraus (dean of the visiting members of the SDC), fourth from left the same row With Ambassador and Mrs. Sylvestre Kouassi Bile of Cote d’ Ivoire (third and second from left, front row).

And Ambassador Roballo of Argentina (sixth from left, same row) and Ambassadors Mohamed Abdi Gelloof Kenya (on the right of the rear row).


“Why not try to change the world?”

Ambassadors, senior diplomats visit Handong Global University in Pohang

Ambassadors NatalliaZhylevich of Belarus, Kouassi Bile of Cote d’Ivoire, Jorge Roballo of Argentina and Mohamed Abdi Gello of Kenya and 20 other senior diplomats, including the charges d’affaires, visited Handong Global University in Pohang City on the Southeast Coast of Korea on Nov. 12, 2015 at the invitation of President Soon-Heung Chang of the University.

The tour, organized by The Korea Post, included also a visit to POSCO and a cruise ride around the harbor of the Pohang City.

The Korea Post has been organizing tours for the ambassadors and other senior members of the Seoul Diplomatic Corps for the past 30 years, but it must be said that the one hosted by Handong Global University is one of the most impressive in terms of the interest on the part of the host who met the guests with a true heart and warm welcome.

President Soon-Heung Chang of the University made such an excellent arrangement out of respect and special regard for the distinguished international guests by asking his Vice President Simon Kang(Administrative Affairs) and Professor JinwonAhn (School of Management and Economics) to come all the way from Pohang to Seoul to welcome and escort the ambassadors and other senior diplomats to comfortably visit his University.

The tour of the Handong Global University was a truly memorable one where many outstanding features of the University continuously surprised the visiting ambassadors and the other senior diplomats. For further details, visit: /news/view.html?section=161&category=181&no=1119.


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