The Korean daily media headlines and humor
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 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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Humor from former Ambassadors in Korea:
The following humor was contributed by a kind-hearted and generous-minded former ambassador to Korea from a Central Asian country:
"You're in the team for this Saturday's match!!!"
Two 90-year-old men, Mike and Joe, have been friends all of their lives.
When it's clear that Joe is dying, Mike visits him every day.
One day Mike says, "Joe, we both loved cricket all our lives, and we played cricket on Saturdays together for so many years. Please do me one favour.
When you get to Heaven, somehow you must let me know if there are bat and ball there."
Joe looks up at Mike from his death bed, "Mike, you've been my best friend for many years. If it's at all possible, I'll do this favour for you.”
Shortly after that, Joe passes on.
At midnight a couple of nights later, Mike is awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to him, "Mike--Mike."
"Who is it?” asks Mike sitting up suddenly. "Who is it?"
"Mike--it's me, Joe."
"You're not Joe. Joe just died."
"I'm telling you, it's me, Joe," insists the voice."
"Joe! Where are you?"
"In heaven," replies Joe. "I have some really good news and a little bad news."
"Tell me the good news first," says Mike.
"The good news," Joe says," is that there's bat and ball in Heaven. Better yet, all of our old friends who died before us are here, too. Better than that, we're all young again. Better still, it's always spring time and it never rains or snows. And best of all, we can play cricket all we want, and we never get tired."
“That's fantastic," says Mike. "It's beyond my wildest dreams! So what's the bad news?
"You're in the team for this Saturday's match!!!"
Gov't to Push Forward Creative Economy Drive
Government agencies jointly briefed President Park Geun-hye on Monday regarding their key projects for 2016
S. Korea Blasts Abe for Denying Coercion of Wartime Sex Slaves
Study: 16 Senior Citizens out of 1,000 Live Past 100 in S. Korea
Main Opposition Leader Expected to Resign
Producer Prices Fall 4% in 2015
Iran's Trade Resumption Brings Fresh Hope to Korean Firms
Survey: 84% of Soon-to-Be Retirees Unable to Make Monthly Minimum Cost of Living
N. Korea Reportedly to Bid Again for Weightlifting Event
More Anti-S. Korea Leaflets Discovered in Capital Area
Gov't Reiterates Not Mulling Withdrawal of S. Korean Firms in Gaeseong or Closing Complex
S&P: China's Corporate Debt Seriously High
China Urges Comprehensive Approach to Korean Peninsula Issues
Asahi: US Asks China to Halt Oil Exports to N. Korea
Public Support Drops for President Park's Bonanza Theory
Sejong City Confirms Outbreak of Pine Wilt Disease
Police Chief: Hoax Emails Sent from IP Address in Northeastern China
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Area Designated as Special Tourist Zone
Memorial Hall for Paik Nam-jun to be Built in Seoul
S. Korean Group to File Complaint over Taiwanese Singer's Apology
Blinken: N.K. nuclear test demands 'response beyond business as usual'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken stressed during his trip to Japan over the weekend that North Korea's nuclear test "demands a response beyond business as usual," the State Department said Monday.
S. Korean steel giant POSCO to post first ever net loss in 2015: sources
SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korean steel giant POSCO is expected to post its first ever annual net loss in 2015 mainly due to excess supply and weak demand, industry sources said Monday.
S. Korea's foreign ministry issues terrorism response manual
SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's foreign ministry on Monday issued a terrorism response manual to help people better cope with emergency situations when traveling abroad.
Gov't to slap fines on carmakers that fail to recall cars for emissions violations
SEJONG, Jan. 18 (Yonhap) -- Carmakers that fail to fix emissions-related violations will be slapped with fines, the government said Monday, as South Korea moves to tackle concerns raised by Volkswagen's cheating scandal.
(News Focus) S. Korean firms train sights on post-sanction..
Opposition party chief vows to resign soon
Tuesday's weather forecast
U.S. experts call on China to press N.K. to restart denucl..
Blinken: N.K. nuclear test demands 'response beyond busine..
SK head to attend global economic forum in Switzerland
(News Focus) S. Korean firms train sights on post-sanction..
Samsung mass produces faster DRAM for high-performance com..
Iran's Mellat Bank moving to normalize Seoul branch soon
Hyundai, Kia on track to rank 4th in green car sales: data
Competition for playing time brewing in midfield for S. Ko..
(News Focus) K-pop singer's apology over waving Taiwanese ..
(LEAD) Multicultural group to lodge complaint over idol's ..
(2nd LD) S. Korean Chung Hyeon loses to Djokovic at Austra..
Multicultural group to lodge complaint over idol's apology
The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)
W80tr fund to support new industries
The government said Monday it would inject 80 trillion won ($66 billion) of public funds this year to nurture new growth...
News ListMinjoo Party turns crisis into opportunity
The serial defections and the consequent party split could have been an irrecoverable blow, but...
Cosmetics a bright spot in Korea’s stock market
The Korea Herald publishes a series of articles looking at the performance of various sectors...
JYP in tight spot over management of Tzuyu furor
JYP Entertainment, the smallest of Korea’s three main entertainment agencies, is under fire fo...
China denies reports that it banned JYP singers over flag
Gov't to slap fines on carmakers that fail to recall cars for emissions violations
S. Korea's foreign ministry issues terrorism response manual95-year-old being tried in Germany on Auschwitz allegations
Seoul shares open weaker on China woes
Stock market volatility hits 5-month high in Jan.
Shipbuilders cut order target by 20 percent this year
S. Korea's producer prices extend slump in Dec
Popular TV series 'Reply 1988' whets appetite for retro goods, family values
Cultural belt to operate in full swing this year
Splashes of color at Milan runways
Gov't to operate cultural belt in full swing this year
Blinken: N.K. nuclear test demands 'response beyond business as usual'
U.S. experts call on China to press N.K. to restart denuclearization talks
Online petition emerges to oppose California's plan to teach students about 'comfort women'
China calls for 'comprehensive' approach to Pyongyang's nuke test
The Korea Times ( http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)
'Tzuyu's apology is rights violation'
A Seoul-based nonprofit organization for multiculturalism has criticized JYP Entertainment for for...
Jeju Island misused as conduit for illegal aliens
Concern is rising over foreigners’ misuse of Jeju Island’s visa waiver program to stay in Korea illegally, as more than 4,300 people arriving on the resort is...
Culture will become new growth engine
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) will promote cultural enrichment as a new growth engine of Korea.
Banks plan to enhance online services
Korea will introduce an enhanced online banking service later this year that will enable consumers to look up their accounts in 16 domestic banks, transfer mo...
Six dead from cold this winter
Six people have died since December after the cold weather exacerbated their illnesses, the Korea ...
Saenuri chief vows nomination reform
Rep. Kim Moo-sung, chairman of the ruling Saenuri Party, said Monday that he will not let a small ...
Economy off to shaky start
Korea’s 2016 economy is off to an anxious start, with exports and consumption showing gloomy signs.
Senior US diplomat to visit Seoul Tuesday
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit South Korea, Tuesday, to discuss counterm...
Number of cars in Korea nears 21 million
The number of motor vehicles increased at its fastest rate in 12 years to reach around 21 million last year, government officials said Monday.
'Tzuyu brought 1.34 million more to vote for Tsai Ing-wen'
The incident in which a Taiwanese member of a Korean girl group was made to apologize for waving her country’s flag encouraged an estimated 1.34 million more ...
Koreans want to leave 'Hell Joseon'
Eight out of 10 Koreans wish to immigrate, leaving "Hell Joseon," a newly coined term referring to how tough life is here.
AIIB launch raises Korean business hopes
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, formally launched in Beijing Saturday, will give rise to a social infrastructure construction market worth $730 bill...
Smartphone-addicted teens 'more likely to think of suicide'
Adolescents addicted to smartphones are more prone to think about suicide, research shows.
Kim Jong-un tunes in with guitar and an N-blast
Rodong Shinmun, the organ of the North Korean Workers’ Party, carried a photo and article Friday a...
Trade between Korea and China tops China-Japan
Trade between Korea and China exceeded that between China and Japan in the fourth quarter of last year for the first time, statistics show.
OECD report shows Korea has 'strange' labor market
Korea has one of the strangest labor markets in the world, according to an OECD report released last week, largely because the country has a handful of statis...
N. Korea`s nuke test seen as strategy to exploit gap between U.S., China
After North Korea’s surprise fourth nuclear test, analysts have called the young North Korean leader "Kim Jong Un, the unpredictable.” Analysts said Kim, who was sworn in as "the supreme leader" at a young age, chose to...
Kim Yong Chol reportedly named as N.K.’s United Front Department chief
Kim Yong Chol, a hardliner and chief of North Korea’s general reconnaissance bureau who has masterminded attacks on the South, has reportedly succeeded the late Kim Yang Gon, a dovish politician, to assume Director of...
Gov`t to create `Silicon Valley of Korea` in Pangyo and Sangam
The government has made a scheme to nurture Pangyo and Sangam areas as “Asia’s Silicon Valley” by creating hubs for start-ups and cultural contents. The project will require 80 trillion won (60.6 billion U.S. dollars)...
LG Display reclaims global No. 1 ranking in TV panels
Dominance is shifting in the global display market as Chinese companies are fast emerging to challenge Korea`s giants. Korean companies` fates were also mixed in the Chinese market. According to Taiwanese market...
Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Coptic churches seek to unify Easter Day
Will all different Christian churches be able to commemorate the Easter Day on the same date? According to the BBC on Friday, Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby of the...
Yoon Seong-bin ranks 2nd in 2 consecutive skeleton World Cup competitions
Yoon Seong-bin (22), the flagship player of the Korean men’s skeleton team, has again narrowed his gap with Martins Dukurs (Latvia), the world’s champion. He also elevated his world ranking by notch as well. Yoon...
Korean orange whiskered bats inhabit in Mt. Wolak and Odae
International sanctions against Iran have been lifted
Increasing number of seniors receive national pension
Hefty penalty fees for air ticket cancellations to be abolished
N. Korea`s No. 2 man seen reinstated for possible dealing with China
N. Korea`s Yongbyun light water reactor edges closer to becoming operational
Chung Hyeon to face off world’s strongest player at Australian Open
Chung Dae-chul defects from Minjoo Party of Korea leaving his son
N.Korea Drops 1 Million Propaganda Flyers
North Korea has scattered about 1 million propaganda flyers over South Korea since Jan. 12, the Defense Ministry here said on Monday. The military and police have retrieved about 100,000 of the flyers, ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said
Unruly Air Passengers Face Tougher Penalties
A revised aviation safety law imposing tougher penalties on people who obstruct or harass flight crew comes into effect on Tuesday. Under the new law, anyone obstructing or harassing pilots or other flight crew is liable to a prison of up to five years or a fine of up to W50 million
Sweet Korean Street Food Proves Hot Seller in London Restaurant
Fish-shaped sweet buns called bungeoppang are one of the most popular street foods in Korea. And now they are selling well at a branch of the Korean restaurant Bibigo in London's Soho for a whopping five pounds
Pyongyang Cleansed of Undesirables for Party Congress
Politicians Weigh into Taiwan Teen Starlet Controversy
Kia's New K7 Sedan Gets Off to Good Start
N.Korea Building Experimental Light-Water Reactor
Hyundai's Luxury Genesis Sedan Among Best Cars at Detroit Motor Show
Sodium Intake Decreasing as People Become More Health Conscious
Nostalgia Soap Achieves Record Ratings for Cable
Academic paper details cost of President Lee Myung-bak’s cronyism
Favoritism shown to Korea University alums and Hyundai Engineering and Construction, among others, may have cost country up 0.32% of GDP
In bid to pressure China, US to send top two diplomats to Beijing within a week
On Jan. 27, US Secretary of State John Kerry will be visiting China. With the UN Security Council expected to pass a resolution imposing sanctions on North Korea at the end of this month or the beginning of the next, the US appears to be concentrating its energy on a dual strategy of pressuring and persuading China on the sanctions, which cannot be effectively implemented without China’s cooperation.On Jan. 15, the US State Department officially announced Kerry’s plans to visit China .
NK gives first official response to SK’s resumption of propaganda broadcasts
North Korea attacked South Korea’s recently resumed loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts on Jan. 15 as a “totally irrelevant provocation” that has “nothing to do with” the former’s recent nuclear test.The comments in a statement by a spokesperson for the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs mark the first response from an official government agency since the broadcasts were resumed on Jan. 8..
Secretaries launch union to fight back against degrading, sexist treatment
Last summer, the mobile game Modu Management triggered a backlash for its portrayal of shapely female secretary characters in revealing outfits. The developer finally announced it would make changes to the offending content. But “Kim Hee-sun,” a 29-year-old secretary at one mid-sized company, said the depiction was “all too typical of how they seem to view secretaries.” “There’s a dress code [at our company] requiring only the female employees in the secretaries’ office to always wear skirts, while the others don’t have to,” Kim said..
“Vietnam Pieta” statues to memorialize civilian victims killed by ROK in Vietnam War
Memorials are being erected in Vietnam and South Korea as a way of apologizing for the massacre of civilians by ROK soldiers during the Vietnam War and to provide solace to the victims.The memorials will be cast from a statue called “Vietnam Pieta” (the Vietnamese title means “The Last Lullaby”), a name echoing an artistic genre that shows the Virgin Mary holding the dead body of Jesus. The statue was created by the married couple Kim Seo-gyeong, 51, and Kim Woon-seong, 52,.
A letter from Ku Su-jeong of the Korean-Vietnamese Peace Foundation
The organization behind the “Vietnam Pieta” bronze statue is the Korean-Vietnamese Peace Foundation, as it is tentatively named. One of the key figures involved with the foundation is Ku Su-jeong, a former Hankyoreh 21 correspondent in Ho Chi Minh City who first brought the ROK army’s massacre of civilians in the Vietnam War to the attention of the South Korean public in 1999.Since the fall of last year, Gu has taken part in efforts to set up the foundation along with a number of people,.
Park administration’s foreign diplomacy battered from three sides
“North Korea is the one that defied international norms and carried out a nuclear test, yet South Korea is the one that is finding itself in a dilemma. I’m not sure how this happened.”This was the assessment from a senior government official in Seoul on Jan. 15 regarding the Park Geun-hye administration’s diplomatic dilemma as it finds itself being battered over a recent agreement with Japan on Dec. 28 on the comfort women issue and a fourth nuclear test by North Korea earlier this month..
US Deputy Secretary of State begins tour of South Korea, China, and Japan
US Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken began a tour of South Korea, China, and Japan on Jan. 14.Many are now predicting frictions to heat up between China, which has been calling for “appropriate” sanctions against North Korea for its recent nuclear test, and South Korea, the US, and Japan, which have been placing unprecedented pressure on Beijing to support intensive measures. Indeed, the visits could prove a turning point for the sanctions.
Statue planned for another type of victim
GOYANG, Gyeonggi - The creators of the famous Peace Monument in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul are now planning a new project to memorialize victims of the Vietnam War (1960-75).Kim Seo-kyung and Kim Eun-sung, who have been married for 26 years, believe that as much as the Korean people want the Japanese government…
Hawk is tapped to deal with Seoul, say sources
North Korea reportedly appointed a top military official known for his hawkishness to lead a bureau handling inter-Korean relations…
More red tape cut for president
The government decided to ease regulations to allow companies and even individuals to buy and sell electricity starting in July to revitalize…
FSC unveils host of new fintech services
Account Info, an integrated electronic system to manage an individual’s different bank accounts, including inactive accounts…
Oil price dip continues as sanctions on Iran are lifted
Brent oil dipped below $28 a barrel as it extended declines after international sanctions on Iran were lifted, paving the way for increased exports from the OPEC…
Posco goes to Detroit to promote specialized steel products
Steelmakers searching for new products to survive a slump in the industry may have found one in car steel sheets, considered one of the highest value-added products…
Fuel surcharge to be cut on flights
Due to plunging oil prices, fuel surcharges paid by customers on both domestic and international flights will be set to zero next month…
Campaign seeks to push Assembly
President Park Geun-hye participated in a public signature drive on Monday to pressure the National Assembly to pass a series of economic and labor reform bills…
Envoys voice worries over Legal Consultant Act
A joint statement issued by a group of four ambassadors to Korea on behalf of foreign legal consultant offices was delivered Monday…
Ahn rejects an opposition alliance
Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo, the leader of the new People’s Party currently under creation, has declared that his party will not seek an alliance…
Kim touts changes to nominations
The ruling party chairman reiterated Monday his intention to field candidates - even contenders for proportional seats - through the primary…
New agency goes after SK’s Chey
The Financial Consumer Agency, a group representing the interests of financial consumers, said Monday it decided to indict SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won…
Individual trading via smartphone rose 100%
A number of individuals trading Korean shares doubled last year from the previous year as more people had access to the stock market …
Market takes a light hit as oil prices fall
Seoul’s main bourse fell once again due to a sharp fall in crude prices and offloading by foreign investors…
[Editorial] A Mentor of Our Times: The Death of Shin Young-bok and the Value of Solidarity
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Child Protection Policy, Just Loud Slogans: Malfunctioned When Rescue Was Needed
The case of A (7), who was discovered four years after his body was damaged and frozen in Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi Province showed a hole in the child abuse protect···
[2016 Report of Economy Ministries] 'Uncertain Stock Market & Slow Economy' Questions of the Effectiveness of Export Strategy Dependent on China
During the joint report by economy-related ministries on January 14, the government proposed to stimulate our economy by balancing domestic demand and exports, ···
[After NK's 4th Nuclear Test - Korean Peninsula in Rough Waters] 'To Woo and To Press' Mixed Message to China Likely to End in Disappointment
In her address to the people, President Park Geun-hye strongly requested China to pressure North Korea. She called China a "partner," and stressed how close t···
[Presidential Statement] 'China Should Step Up' to Resolve NK Nuclear Issue, 'The People Should Step Up' to Revive the Economy
On January 13, President Park Geun-hye addressed the nation and held a press conference, publicly requesting China to step up to resolve conflicts triggered by ···
Elderly Comfort Women Victims Attend Wednesday Rally, 'Even If They Gave Me 100 Bn Won, I Wouldn't Accept It'
"They agreed all by themselves, and now they come to charm us." On January 13, elderly comfort women victims said, "We absolutely oppose," and called to ···
Lost Favor with the U.S., Ignored by China, Stabbed in the Back by Japan: Incompetent Diplomacy in a Corner
South Korea, once accused of leaning towards China when President Park Geun-hye attended China's Victory Day celebration, has been pressuring China since North···
Foreigners Dominate TV Shows
Moorim School, a KBS drama about teenagers, which premiered on January 11, had drawn attention from the day they announced the production of the show for the ap···
The Korea Economic Daily ( http://english.hankyung.com/ )
5 Bidders Tender Applications for Doosan DST Preliminary Bidding
The preliminary bidding to sell off Doosan DST, a defense contractor specializing in the manufacturing of armed vehicles and guided weapons, has been completed successfully. Once the deal goes through as planned, analysts said, the pace of Doosan Group's restructuring effort will be accelerated afte...
Educational ODA Programs Ineffective despite Spending $2.5 Bil.
Researchers claimed that Korea's overseas development assistance programs in education have been ineffective even though the government has spent more than 3 trillion won (US$2.48 billion) for almost 30 years. The National Research Council for Economics, Humanities, and Social Sciences under the aus...
[Market Insight] LS-Nikko Cooper to Sell Non-ferrous Smelter Unit to Poongjeon
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Sales of Chinese Smartphones Likely to Be Higher Than Apple-Samsung Combined Figures
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Tourism Industry Hopes to Reach Foreign Tourists Number This Year to 8 Mil.
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Low oil price leads more S.Koreans to travel abroad, and buy larger cars
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Tougher punishment on disruptive air passengers
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Korea border strewn with propaganda leaflets
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China voices willingness to join UN debate on sanctions against North Korea
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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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