The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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Nov. 27, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Friday, Nov. 27, 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:


Koreas to Hold Vice-ministerial Talks Next Month in N. Korea

Anchor: South and North Korea have agreed to hold high-level governmental talks in two weeks in the North’s border...

Justice Minister Warns Against Protest Violence

PM Calls for Public's Support, Attention for People in Need

Top Office Urges Parliament to Ratify S. Korea-China FTA This Week

S. Korea, EEU Sign MOU to Increase Trade

Poll: 75% of Elderly People Unwilling to Live Together with Children

Land Ministry to Investigate Fuel Economy of Volkswagen Vehicles

Koreas to Hold Vice-ministerial Talks Next Month in N. Korea

N. Korea Begins Construction on Internet Communications Bureau

Inter-Korean Working-Level Meeting Begins Thursday

IS Threatens 60 Countries in New Video

Marine Institutes of S. Korea, China, Japan to Launch Joint Studies

Asahi: S. Korea's Arms Exports Surged 10-Fold in Past Decade

Seoul Police Launch Search and Seizure Operation at KCTU Office

61% of S. Korean Workers Have Anxiety of Unemployment

MERS the Most Searched Word on Kakao This Year

Seoul to Open Roller Rink at City Hall Saturday

'Assasination' Wins Best Film at Blue Dragon Film Awards

Royal Antiquities, Historical Document Candidates for Application to UNESCO List


Yonhap (

Kim Jong-un inspects shoe factory, calling for world's best footwear

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspected a shoe factory and called for the production of the world's best quality shoes, the country's official news media said Friday.

KAI makes first delivery of fighter jets to the Philippines

Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI), South Korea's sole aircraft manufacturer, said Friday that it has made the first delivery of its multi-mission jets to the Philippines, further solidifying its status as an aircraft exporter.

Elton John to hold concert in Seoul

British pop star Elton John will perform for his fans in South Korea on Friday as part of his world tour that started earlier this year.

EXO to release winter album next month

Boy band EXO will release a winter special album next month, its agency said Friday.

Weak exports impacting industrial output, investment: finance minister

Weak exports are starting to impact industrial output and business investment in South Korea, the country's top economic policymaker said Friday.


The Korea Herald (

How to join in U.S. Black Friday from Korea

Though there have been a string of big sales events taking place in South Korea recently, nothing can beat the scale of ...

Rival parties seek to ratify FTA with China

South Korea's rival parties agreed Friday to try to ratify the country's free trade deal with C...

Koreas to hold vice minister-level talks on Dec. 11

The two Koreas agreed to hold vice-minister-level talks at the joint industrial complex in the ...

Lack of popular mandate Chinese party’s weakness’

This is the seventh installment in a series of interviews with scholars and experts on China as...

Russia & Turkey: Historic foes facing future

Turkey's downing of a Russian war plane on the Syrian border risks inflicting signific...

Preventing crisis

The alarmingly fast pace of the growth of household debt should alert government policymaker...

All too vulnerable

Two more former senior military generals have been implicated in corruption involving arms p...


The Korea Times (

No masked terrorists

A proposed ban on protestors covering their faces with masks is ill conceived for many reasons. First and foremost are President Park Geun-hye’s remarks that triggered this legislative effort. In the Cabinet meeting Tuesday, Par...

Only Park can clean up mess about Lockheed deal 

It seems almost impossible for Korea to develop its indigenous fighter jets by the designated year...

Court rules in favor of Tong Yang victims 

A Seoul court ruled Friday in favor of a group of customers who filed a suit against Tong Yang Group’s former brokerage unit which sold commercial papers of f...

Police seeking to shut down porn site Soranet 

Police are increasing efforts to shut down Soranet, the largest porn site here that has more than 1 million users.

Abusive ex-professor gets 12 years in prison 

A local court has sentenced an ex-professor to 12 years in prison for abusing a student, including beating him and forcing him to eat human excrement. 

Average age of Seoul citizens hits 40.2 

The average age of Seoul citizens was 40.2 years last year, surpassing 40 for the first time. 

SNU to open breast-feeding rooms 

Seoul National University (SNU) will open rooms at its colleges where students can breast-feed the... 


DongAIlbo (

Environment Ministry issues recall on 125,000 Volkswagen cars

Volkswagen diesel cars sold in Korea have been confirmed to have manipulated gas emissions. This happened in the U.S. before as well. "We discovered a defeat device in the old-type EA189 engine in Volkswagen Tiguan... 

Pres. Park offers condolences to the deceased Kim Young-sam

President Park Geun-hye bowed three times when the coffin of the late President Kim Young-sam was borne out on Thursday. Unable to attend the funeral at the National Assembly due to high fever and cough, President Park...

Painting of Buddhist Goddess of Mercy from 16th century found

Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy) is sitting cross-legged on a lotus with a virtuous and gentle impression. Her merciful eyes are laid on Sudhana putting his hands together. As described in the...

Female teenage Austrian IS member killed after escape attempt

Teenage Austrian IS member Samra Kesinovic (17, photo) was reportedly beaten to death after an attempt to escape. Samra had voluntarily joined the Islamic State (IS) and worked as a poster girl. The UK daily...

Samsung chief`s daughter Lee Seo-hyun to deliver speech at an int`l event

Lee Seo-hyun, second daughter of Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee and CEO of Samsung Corporation, will be delivering a keynote speech at the 2016 Cond? Nast International Luxury Conference in Seoul next April....

Pres. Park to attend Climate Change summit in Paris on Sunday

President Park Geun-hye will take on a tour to Paris and Prague just six days after an overseas tour for multilateral meetings. She will be traveling from Sunday to Friday next week. Park will attend the U.N. Climate...

NC Dinos slugger Eric Thames wins MVP in Korean baseball 

U.S. refusal on fighter jet technology transfer might signal cracks in alliance with S. Korea 

Pianist Kim Sun-wook releases Beethoven sonata album


ChosunIlbo (

Korea Again Included Among Potential ISIS Targets

The so-called Islamic State has once again included Korea on a list of potential targets of terror attacks. In a video clip on Wednesday, Korea was included among 60 countries belonging to what ISIS calls a "global coalition." >> Full Text

How to Pick the Best Winter Boots

Boots can present the fashion-conscious with agonies of choice as winter approaches, and a wrong decision can entail months of regret. The Chosun Ilbo therefore asked shoemaker Kumkang and top stylist Han Hye-yeon for tips on how to pick the right pair for you. >> Full Text

Stars Come Together for Annual Blue Dragon Awards

Top actors and actresses gathered for this year's Blue Dragon Awards on Thursday, after shunning the Daejong Film Awards, one of the most prestigious film awards, in a suspiciously coordinated boycott to protest organizers' poor management. >> Full Text

Korea Bans Travel to Some Areas of Philippines

Average Age of Seoul Residents Rises to 40 for 1st Time

Volkswagen Faces Recall of Nearly 130,000 Vehicles in Korea


HankyorehShinmoon (

Non-protected” North Korean refugees suffer in a blind spot

After not declaring their North Korean origins to government, such refugees not granted standard assistance

A woman surnamed Cho, 44, has changed nationalities three times since her mid-20s. Today, she is a citizen of South Korea, but until three years ago, she was legally Chinese - and from her birth until 1998, she lived in North Korea. The way she looks and talks are the same, but Cho feels that she has become a completely different person.

Non-protected” youths: if not S. Korean or Chinese…then North Korean?

Children born in China to a refugee from North Korea are not eligible for protection or support under South Korea’s Act on the Protection and Settlement Support of Residents Escaping from North Korea. They are often referred to under the category of “non-protected refugee youths.” .

To avoid government snooping, companies going into “server exile”

With South Korean netizens already looking for “cyber asylum,” the fear of wiretapping is also driving internet companies into “server exile.” Just one week after controversy broke about government surveillance of popular mobile messenger Kakao Talk in Oct. 2014, more than one million users went into cyber exile, switching to a German messenger called Telegram. .

SK Hynix agrees to compensate workers with occupational diseases

SK Hynix announced plans on Nov. 25 to offer sweeping compensation to current and former semiconductor factory workers, and even those of its subcontractors, connected with suspected occupational diseases. With this decision, the company is accepting the recommendation of an industrial and public health review committee that conducted a yearlong inspection of Hynix semiconductor working environments. .


JoongAngIlbo(conservative): (

Final farewell to ‘big mountain’

The nation saw off former President Kim Young-sam, remembered as the “big mountain” of Korean democratization, in a solemn state funeral held in Seoul on Thursday as the city saw its first flurry of snow this winter. An outdoor state funeral ceremony was held at the National Assembly plaza...

Two Koreas agree to have high-level talks on Dec.11

South and North Korea agreed on Thursday to hold high-level talks next month as part of efforts to seek improvement in inter-Korean ties…

VW fined 14 billion won for rigged emissions readings

The Ministry of Environment ordered Volkswagen Korea on Thursday to recall a total of 125,522 diesel cars sold in Korea after wrapping up a one-month investigation…

Kim’s unique bond led to country’s global growth

Late President Kim Young-sam had a unique relationship with leading businessmen in Korea during his term and set the foundation for the successes…

TSV technology used in new Samsung chip

Samsung Electronics has started mass production of the 128-gigabyte dynamic random access memory (DRAM) modules for enterprise servers using three-dimensional…

Changes to iPhones in future hurt firms’ shares

Minebea led declines by Japanese suppliers of components for the iPhone after a report said Apple will shift to organic light-emitting diode screens from 2018.…

App helps foreign workers leave

The government launched a mobile application that calculates severance pay for foreign workers in Korea.…

Vote on China FTA is missed due to impasse

The ruling and opposition parties struggled Thursday to narrow differences over compensation packages for the Korea-China free trade pact and a budget …


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

Samsung produces industry’s first 128GB DDR4 modules for servers

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest memory chip maker, marks another breakthrough in ultra-high capacity memory at the ...

Shinhan Investment invests $21.8 mn in Todai

Shinhan Investment Corp.’s private equity fund invested 25 billion won ($21.8 million) in Todai buffet restaurant franchise, ...

BIS capital adequacy ratio of Korea Eximbank falls demanding new public funding

State-invested Export-Import Bank of Korea is most vulnerable to higher U.S. interest rates among local commercial banks, according ...

S. Korean gov’t orders recall of more than 120,000 Volkswagen cars

The South Korean government on Thursday ordered Volkswagen AG to recall 15 types of 125,522 vehicles that have been sold in the local ...

Hyundai’s new department store sales top $170 mn in 100 days

Hyundai Department Store said its brand-new Pangyo branch, the largest in metropolitan Seoul, has raked in over 200 billion won ...

LG Ultra OLED TV tops in big-screen high-definition TV ranking by Japan’s AV

South Korean electronics giant LG Electronics Inc.’s LG Ultra OLED TV topped in the ranking of Japan’s audiovisual magazine HiVi in ...


The KyunghyangShinmoon(

Once Enemy Chun Doo-hwan Remains Silent when Asked about Reconciliation with YS

On November 25, the fourth day since former President Kim Young-sam's death, former President Chun Doo-hwan (84) visited the funeral parlor to pay his respects···

A Review of YS Highlights Park Geun-hye's Failure to Communicate

A review of the achievements by former President Kim Young-sam carried out at the wake of his death is pointing to President Park Geun-hye. The former presi···

Lawmakers from Five Countries Including Korea and the U.S. Start a Group for Victims of Sexual Slavery

Lawmakers from five nations, South Korea, the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom have gathered to form a group for victims of sexual slavery and ···

?[Editorial] [Former President Kim Young-sam Dies] Kim Moo-sung Is Not Qualified to Be the 'Political Son' of Pro-Democracy Fighter YS

Reportedly, Saenuri Party leader Kim Moo-sung has been paying his respects to former President Kim Young-sam since he died. Kim referred to himself as the "pol···

Special Sewol Committee Questions the 'Adequacy' of Cheong Wa Dae's Response?

On November 23, the Special Committee for the Investigation of the April 16 Sewol Disaster decided to investigate the "adequacy" of Cheong Wa Dae's re···


The Korea Economic Daily(

LG Display to Invest 10 Tril. Won to Build World's Largest OLED Plant

LG Display will begin investing in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) production lines in earnest. The LG Group company said on November 27 that it held a board of directors meeting on the 26th which approved investment of 1.84 trillion won in building a plant (P10) dedicated to producing OLEDs and...

Young Salaried Workers Tend to Leave Workplace Prematurely in Search of New Job

A report said as many as almost a half of those salaried workers in their 20s leave their workplaces less than one year of service to look for new jobs. According to data released by the National Statistical Office on November 27, the share of those workers in their 20s with the number of years of s...

Samsung Electronics Mass-produces 128GB DRAM Modules, First in the World

Samsung Electronics has begun mass-production of what it calls the industry’s first Through Silicon Via (TSV) DDR4 memory in 128-GB modules. The 128-GB module can process up to 15 full HD (1080 p) videos at once.Samsung announced on November 26 that it kick-started mass-production of the 128-GB ser...

Next Year’s Import Car Sales Growth Likely to Be Lowest in 7 Years

Next year’s growth in sales of import cars in Korea is forecast to be the lowest since the 2008 global financial crisis. After six years of rapid growth, the import car market is expected to enter a maturity phase and the demand for import diesel cars is likely to decline due to the Volkswagen scan...

Donga One Group Plans to Sell Management Control of Korea Flour Mills

Donga One Group is pushing to sell its management control of the group’s holding company Korea Flour Mills, due to the difficulty in repaying corporate bonds and bank loans whose maturity begins from next month. According to industry sources on November 26, Donga One Group recently decided to sell ...


AJU Business Daily(

North-South plan Vice-Minister level talks in December

North and South Korea have agreed to hold talks at the vice-minister level next month in another attempt to improve their frosty ties. The vice-minister-level talks will be held on Dec. 11 at the industrial park in the North Korean city of Kaesong…

Former university professor jailed for forcing student to eat feces

[AJY NEWS DB] ? An expelled South Korean university professor was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday for habitually beating his pupil and forcing him to eat human feces and drink urin…

Lotte recalls $5.8 million worth of Pepero

[Courtesy of Lotte Confectionary] After repeated reports of “White Cookie Pepero”, packs of chocolate covered cookie sticks, gone bad, its manufacturer Lotte Confectionary, started recall pro…

Daegu city to provide unique VR experience

[Courtesy of Daegu Metropolitan City] Daegu Metropolitan City, located in North Gyeongsang province, Korea is to provide Virtual Reality (VR) travel service starting next month. Daegu city an…

Starbucks has its coffee ground transformed into furniture

[Courtesy of Starbucks Korea] Starbucks Korea has turned its coffee grounds into furniture. According to the company, by making furniture out of the espresso residue, more than 67,500 20-lite…

Emissions of VW sold in Korea also rigged

[Courtesy of] ? German car maker Volkswagen and its rigging scandal still a controversy, South Korean government confirmed some of Volkswagen‘s



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LG Display Invests Maximum of $1.57 Billion into New Lines for Large OLED TVs

LG Display is investing maximum of $1.57 billion (1.8 trillion KRW) into constructing Paju M3 Line and new P10 line that will expand supplies of OLED TV Panels. It has not yet decided what to use new P10 Line, which is being constructed with a size of Gen. 11, for and is going to just finish constructing buildings for now. LG Display is planning to h...


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. SylvestreKouassi 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 Gello of 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:



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