The Korean daily media headlines and humor
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
Here are roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media of Korea this morning:
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US House OKs Fresh North Korea Sanctions
The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill imposing harsher sanctions against North Korea...
Park Stresses Importance of Science, Technology, ICT
BOK to Consider 'Society Without Coins'
Nuke Envoys of S. Korea, Russia to Meet in Moscow Next Week
Youth Jobless Rate Hits 9.2 Percent
Finance Minister Choi Leaves Post to Return to Political Sector
Local Currency at Weakest Level in 5.5 Years
Gov't Reiterates Not Mulling Withdrawal of S. Korean Firms in Gaeseong or Closing Complex
Rodong Sinmun: US Bomber Driving Korean Affairs Toward Brink of War
RFA: Chinese Goods Banned in N. Korea
US Expert: 'N. Korea's SLBM Ejection Likely Fired from Submerged Barge'
NYT: US Develops Precision-Guided Mini Nuke to Destroy N. Korean Bunkers
US House OKs Fresh North Korea Sanctions
'No Letters, Notes Exchanged on Sex Slavery Agreement'
Half of Elderly in Seoul Live Off 1 Million Won Monthly Income
3 in 100 Men in Seoul Take Paternity Leave
S. Koreans Watch TV for 2 Hours 46 Minutes a Day
Survey: 1/3 S. Koreans Don't Have Dinner With Family
7 S. Korean Traditional Buddhist Mountain Temples Selected as UNESCO List Candidates
S. Korean, Russian foreign ministers to hold phone talks on N. Korea
The foreign ministers of South Korea and Russia will speak by phone later Wednesday to discuss their responses to North Korea's latest nuclear test, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
Seoul shares open higher on Wall Street gains
South Korean shares opened significantly higher Wednesday, taking a cue from overnight gains on Wall Street and recovering from a four-month low.
U.S. dollar deposits at major S. Korean banks jump in 2015
U.S. dollar-denominated deposits at South Korea's five mainstream banks surged nearly 25 percent last year as investors flocked to safer assets amid lingering market uncertainties and ahead of a U.S. rate hike, analysts said Wednesday.
LG set to showcase next flagship smartphone at MWC
LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday it will showcase its next flagship smartphone just before an international tech exhibition in February, taking on Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy S7 that is also likely to debut there.
Sanctions against N. Korea's nuke test must not 'go too fa..
S. Korean, Russian foreign ministers to hold phone talks o..
Wednesday's weather forecast
(3rd LD) U.S. House overwhelmingly passes N. Korea sanctio..
(2nd LD) U.S. House overwhelmingly passes N. Korea sanctio..
SK Group chief resumes duties after love child confession
More credit card firms adopt wage peak system this year
Seoul shares open higher on Wall Street gains
(LEAD) S. Korea's jobless rate inches up to 3.2 pct in Dec..
KOSPI 1,904.33 UP 13.47 points (open)
The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)
Seoul, Washington, Tokyo to seek new N.K. sanctions
The vice ministers of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan plan to meet in Tokyo on Saturday as the three countries are seeki...
Samsung seals partial agreement with leukemia victims
Taking a step closer toward ending a decade-old dispute, Samsung Electronics and victims of leu...
Hyundai Genesis G90 makes global debut
Hyundai Motor Group vice chairman Chung Eui-sun on Monday introduced the Genesis G90 to the wor...
Blast in Istanbul tourist district kills at least 10 people
A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the heart of Istanbul’s historic district on Tuesday, ki...
N. Korea believed to have conducted latest SLBM test from barge, not submarine
House to vote on N. Korea sanctions legislation
Former Kim DJ aide exits Minjoo Party
S. Korean hurt in Turkey explosion
Korea‘s jobless rate inches up to 3.2% in Dec.
Korea's import, export prices drop at fast rate in Dec.
Hanjin Group heir apparent takes bigger role in Korean Air
[Photo News] LG rolls out new air conditioners
Burberry gets close to the audience at London Fashion Week
Children‘s books on class and Winnie the Pooh win prizes
L7 lifestyle hotel to operate as ‘non-Lotte brand’: CEO
Sparking education for girls
Feel warm ‘energy of life’
Kakao stands to dominate K-pop market with Loen acquisition
Top stars billed for ‘Like for Likes’
KARA nears disbandment
The Korea Times ( http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)
K-pop star claims she was offered money for sex
A K-pop girl group member has claimed that she was offered sponsorship in return for sex.
Korea, US plan exercise targeting NK nuke facilities
South Korea and the United States will for the first time carry out a joint exercise aimed at destroying nuclear and missile facilities in North Korea as earl...
Gov't flip-flops on UNESCO listing of sex slave documents
The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, responsible for the support of former sex slaves from before and during World War II, said Tuesday it will discont...
Hyundai Genesis makes U.S. debut
Hyundai Motor unveiled its recently launched luxury G90 sedan in the United States at the North Am...
Turf war over medical equipment escalates
A turf war has emerged again between modern medical doctors and Korean Oriental medicine practitioners over the latter’s attempts to use medical appliances pr...
Where are all the women?
Over the last few years, TV shows have delved into household tasks long considered the domain of w...
Fate of inter-Korean industrial complex on shaky ground
Top defense and intelligence officials here are discussing whether to shut down the inter-Korean i...
Fassbender masterfully impersonates Steve Jobs
It would be doing an injustice to this upcoming "Steve Jobs" film (to be released Jan. 21) to comp...
Psy awarded highest honor at CICI Korea 2016
The Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI), headed by Prof. Choi Jung-hwa, held its annual awa...
Bacchus D annual sales top 200 billion won
Annual sales of Bacchus D, Korea’s oldest and best-known restorative drink, topped 200 billion won ($165 million) last year.
Korea's foreign reserves 'not enough to stave off crisis'
The Korean government has dismissed the possibility of another currency crisis hitting the nation, claiming the country has sufficient foreign reserves. But a...
Korea behind China in life-item sector competitiveness
Korea has fallen behind China in manufacturing competitiveness of household items, such as furniture, kitchen articles and small home appliances, a business a...
Pastor jailed in North Korea speaks to CNN
CNN posted an interview with Canadian pastor Lim Hyeon-soo, detained in a North Korean prison, Monday.
IS militants launch simultaneous attacks in northern Iraq
Islamic State, or IS, launched simultaneous attacks Monday in response to the Iraqi forces` recent offensives. A total of 52 people died of IS attacks and more than 100 were injured. Reuters said it was the biggest...
38 ancient characters from Shilla discovered in Uljin county
Ancient characters from Shilla Dynasty found on the walls of Seongryu cave in Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province, are gaining much spotlight from scholars. The 38 characters carved on the limestone near the exit of the...
Retirees spend an average of 4 hrs per day with their spouse
A survey found that retirees in their 60s and 70s spend an average of four hours and 10 minutes per day (excluding sleeping hours) with their spouse. They spend most time on watching television. The Mirae Asset...
S.K., U.S. to conduct ‘4D Operation’ drill to destroy N.K. nukes in March
South Korea and the U.S. will reportedly conduct their first joint drill on "4D Operation," a response system for North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, as early as in March, it was informed on Tuesday. ...
Kang Jung-ho, Oh Seung-hwan to have 19 showdowns in Major League
Suppose a game is in the bottom of the ninth inning, with runners on the first and second bases, and one-point difference in scores. If Oh Seung-hwan (34) of the St. Louis Cardinals plays on the mound, while Kang...
Pres. Park to hold a press conference while releasing national statement
Kakao to acquire top music streaming firm
Special music offering by Yang In-mo, winner of Paganini violin competition
Korean Police Agency to introduce smart patrol cars
World-class architectural designers to build new Hyundai Motor headquarters
Two different views on `Sherlock: The Abominable Bride`
Yoo Young becomes the youngest figure skating champion
Expected conflict over newly-passed `Well-Dying Law`
N.Korea Retaliates with Own Broadcasts at Border
North Korea on Tuesday started its own propaganda broadcasts across the border with South Korea blaring out messages criticizing South Korea. The move comes in retaliation for South Korean broadcasts restarted last week.
Human Error Blamed for Incheon Baggage Debacle
The baggage-handling debacle at Incheon International Airport on Jan. 3 that led to 160 flights being delayed was caused by human error rather than a jam of outsize luggage, as the Korea Airports Corporation claimed earlier
Koreans Drink an Average of 1.7 Cups of Coffee a Day
Korean adults drink an average of 1.7 cups of coffee a day, according to 2014 health and nutrition data by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data shows men drink coffee 14.3 times a week on average
Koreans Spend Too Much Time Sitting Down
N.Korean Army Uses Smoke and Mirrors to Confound Watchers
China Urges Restraint After N.Korean Nuke Test
Climate Change Alters Winter Patterns
Lotte Opens Fancy Budget Hotel in Downtown Seoul
Jeju Air Becomes First Budget Carrier to Draw 30 Million Passengers
Won Falls to Lowest Point in 6 Years
[Reportage] “Where do we go?”: A winter night with young Seoul runaways
Sunset to sunrise finds the homeless youth, many victims of abuse, in a never-ending search for money, food, warmth, and a place to sleep
South Korea reduces number of Kaesong workers to minimum
Following North Korea’s fourth nuclear test, the Park Geun-hye administration has been taking a number of measures against the North that are more likely to increase inter-Korean tensions than to keep the situation under control. The administration seems bent on making a stern response.When the government announced on the morning of Jan. 7 - the day after the nuclear test - that it would be placing restrictions on the South Korean workers allowed to visit the Kaesong Industrial Complex,.
China criticizes US’s B-52 flight over Korean Peninsula
China expressed its discomfort and concerns after a US B-52 strategic bomber flew over the Korean Peninsula.China’s state-run Xinhua news service reported that the US deployment of a bomber to the skies above the Korean Peninsula on Jan. 10 made clear US intentions to show off its military muscle..
Progressive group sends open letter on comfort women to Ban Ki-moon
A prominent progressive South Korean group expressed dismay with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s recent statements praising Seoul and Tokyo’s agreement on the comfort women issue.The People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) also announced on Jan. 11.
In response to NK nuclear test, US Air Force flies B-52 bomber over Korean Peninsula
The US military flew a B-52 over the Korean Peninsula on Dec. 10 in an apparent attempt to gain the upper hand in the confrontation unfolding in the wake of North Korea’s fourth nuclear test just four days earlier.The strategic bomber’s flight was opened to the press within a period of just 30 seconds. The aircraft approached the runway at Osan Air Base in Gyeonggi Province from the east around noon and flew at a low altitude of around 100 meters before quickly vanishing off to the west..
Young couples face an increasingly expensive housing market
Newlyweds “Kim Min-jae,” 30, and “Lee Su-jin,” 29, live in a unit of multiplex house in the Sindaebang neighborhood of Seoul’s Dongjak district. The unit measures 33 square meters, for which they put up a key money payment of 140 million won (US$115,800). Key money is a rental method used in South Korea in which the tenant gives the landlord a large sum - usually at least half of the purchase price - instead of paying monthly rent..
China warns South Korea against harsh reaction to nuclear test
The Chinese government sent a strong message calling for restraint from Seoul amid signs of an increasingly hard line in the wake of North Korea’s fourth nuclear test.Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi resorted to euphemism in a 70-minute telephone conversation with South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se on Dec. 8, but the message was clear. No telephone conversation had taken place between South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping as of Dec. 10.“.
US push for China to pressure Pyongyang doomed to failure
The US is blaming China for North Korea’s abrupt fourth nuclear weapons test and restating the argument that China should play a bigger role in controlling the North, and South Korea seems to be following suit. But the US and South Korea are likely to fail once again, experts say,.
Faction leader abandons top opposition party
The main opposition Minjoo Party lost Tuesday an entire faction with a support base in the south as Kwon Rho-kap, an 85-year-old veteran, abandoned it. Kwon, a senior advisor of the Minjoo Party, held a press conference at the National Assembly in the morning and announced his decision to leave the largest opposition party to protest the way Chairman Moon Jae-in runs the partyr…
North tested its nuclear device deep in ground
North Korea conducted its fourth underground nuclear test last week far deeper into a mountain than in previous tests in 2009 and 2013…
Partial accord for sickened workers
Samsung Electronics on Tuesday came one step closer to ending a nine-year dispute over leukemia and other diseases allegedly caused…
Inflation is at an all-time low, but some prices rise
For 28-year-old working mom Kim Se-young, every trip to the supermarket is a frustrating one. That’s because Kim, like many consumers…
Economist warns against panicking about China market
Allen Sinai, chief global economist at Decision Economics, downplayed concerns about the recent plunges on the Chinese stock market and stressed…
Capital outflow trend soon to end, assures FSC
The current capital outflow trend in the Korean market has not reached an alarming level and will soon end, according to a high-ranking official…
Defense capabilities re-examined after test
After Pyongyang discreetly conducted its fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6, analysts have begun pointing to flaws in South Korea’s…
Washington to bolster sanctions
The U.S. House of Representatives was expected to vote on legislation that would strengthen sanctions on North Korea, as nations involved…
U.S. envoy extends invite to son’s first birthday
U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert on Tuesday invited his friends on social media to attend his son’s upcoming first birthday party. …
Sudden Change in North Korean Military's Communications Signal System: North Korean Intelligence in the Dark for Over a Month
Last month, North Korea changed the communication signal throughout its military, and it was confirmed that for a considerable time, the South Korean intelligen···
Have You Heard about the One Road that Only Accepts Cash in Korea?
Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund, which manages the Second Beltway of the city of Gwangju, refused to install the Hi-pass system (an electronic toll collecti···
120 Minutes of an 'Arms Air Show'
On January 10, four days after the North Korean nuclear test, the U.S. B-52 long-range strategic bomber capable of carrying nuclear missiles flew over the Korea···
“Party of the People” Promoters’ Conference: Ahn Cheol-soo, New Politics Season 2
Independent lawmaker Ahn Cheol-soo (54) launched the Party Establishment Preparatory Committee of his "Party of the People (Gukminuidang)" on January 10. ···
[Aftermath of NK's 4th Nuclear Test: South Resumes Loudspeaker Broadcasts] South Korean Government Determines 'Abnormal Situation,' Military Tension at Its Peak in Korea
On January 6, immediately after North Korea's official announcement of its fourth nuclear test, President Park Geun-hye stressed, "We will make sure the North···
“Victims in Despair at Ban's Welcome of the Comfort Women Agreement” The Korean Comfort Women Council Sends a Letter of Protest to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
On January 7, the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan announced that the council had sent a letter to United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon concerning···
North Korea's Surprise 4th Nuclear Test: Kim Jong-un's Nuclear Gamble Against the International Society
On January 6, North Korea conducted the fourth nuclear test without any prior notice. This test came two years and eleven months after the North's third nuclea···
[NK's 4th Nuclear Test: Ripples in Inter-Korean Relations] They Said We Would Know a Month in Advance: NIS Director, 'We Lost'
The South Korean government failed to predict North Korea's fourth nuclear test on January 6. In particular, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Intelligence Headquar···
The Korea Economic Daily ( http://english.hankyung.com/ )
Samsung SDI Showcases New EV Battery Prototype in Detroit Auto Show
Samsung SDI has showcased an electric vehicle battery pack sample that can run up to 600 kilometers in one charge. The Korean company said on January 11 that it unveiled a prototype product for the high-performance EV battery at the North American International Auto Show held at the Cobo Center in D...
Global Advertising Agency WPP Acquires Korea’s Vinyl-I
Global advertising magnate WPP took over the management control of Korea’s digital advertising firm Vinyl-I. According to advertising industry sources on January 11, WPP acquired more than a 50-percent stake in Vinyl-I through its subsidiary Grey Group. WPP purchased stakes from Cho Hong-rae, pres...
Gov’t Too Slow to Cultivate Wind Power Generation Business
Despite the Korean government’s policy direction toward promoting the development of new renewable energy sources, two private-sector companies which applied one year ago to launch the wind power generation business, went nowhere for the past year. As the two companies applied for the business in t...
Hyosung Moves to Strengthen Its Industrial Gas Business
Hyosung will expand its production capacity of nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), the inorganic compound used in the plasma etching of silicon wafers, in both China and Korea. The company said on January 11 that it would build a 2,500-ton NF3 plant in Quzhou in Zhejiang Province by the end of the first hal...
Hyundai Elevator Makes Bigger Forays into China
Hyundai Elevator is set to break the ground for its second Chinese plant within the first half of this year. The company started reviewing the plan from 2013 but delayed it due to less than expected market share in China. However, based on the judgment that the more it delays the construction, the m...
AJU Business Daily( http://eng.ajunews.com/korea )
South Korea and U.S. plan joint exercise destroying NK nuke sites
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Rest areas on highways reduce death toll by 55% percent
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President Park to make public statement about North Korea
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‘Well-dying’ bill passed in National Assembly
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South Korea to limit workforce at Kaesong factory park in response to North’s nuclear test
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U.S flies B-52 over South Korea, mulls deploying more strategic assets
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Mutation found in MERS virus from outbreak in Korea
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The South restarts loudspeaker broadcasts, U.S. presses China to act tougher on defiant North Korea
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ETNEWS( http://english.etnews.com/ )
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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 MmeNatalliaZhylevich 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: /news/view.html?section=161&category=181&no=1119
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