The Korean daily media headlines and humor
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
Here are The Korea Post news and roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media of Korea this morning:
Korea Post Media
P.S.: 1. To see the desired site, press down the Control key and click the blue URL of the media.
2. If received by a person other than the intended recipient, please kindly convey the mail to His/Her Excellency.
The Korea Post news:
3D customized total replacement and stem cell treatment
YonseiSarang Hospital stands out in specialized treatment of joint patients
What part of the body is most frequently used in man’s every-day life?
Perhaps it comes in the order of neck, waist, shoulders and legs. Many people complain pain in the neck that comes from the fast-increasing use of smart phones. Then come the patients who complain pain in the neck that comes also from excessive use of smart phones.
Also on the fast increase are people suffering from obesity from lack of exercise who complain pain in the waist and knee joints. People who spend much time on computers also complain pain in the shoulders.
(The Korea Post is organizing a tour of for the ambassadors and madams to this Hospital on Friday March 4, 2106 where the diplomats are offered a free medical check-up. Please scroll down to the end of this article for a detailed itinerary.?Ed.)
Dr. Koh Yong-gon, CEO and president of YonseiSarang Hospital
These working people are treated at the neurosurgery and orthopedic departments of the hospitals.
There are so many hospitals in Korea that treat patients suffering from joint and spine problems and naturally competition among them is very keen.
Among them is the YonseiSarang Hospital in Seoul. This hospital was established by the graduates of Yonsei University in Seoul, a most prestigious private university in Korea, and has been growing very fast in spite of the keen competition among hospitals. YonseiSarang specializes in the treatment of patients suffering from joint and spine problems. The Hospital is one of the largest in Korea that specialize in the treatment of patients suffering from joints and spine.
Established in 2003, the Hospital has a motto and slogan reading, “We provide the best treatment and give hopes to the patients!” Thus the Hospital tries to free the patients from the pains and worries of their spine and joint.
The YonseiSarang Hospital is well known not only among the Seoulites but also the people in the countryside. This is why a large number of patients visit the Hospital also from all parts of the country.
President Koh Yong-gon (M.D.) of the Hospital makes it a rule to visit the patients in the countryside once or twice each month, who have undergone treatment at his hospital, to see how they are faring after their treatment at his hospital as well as providing the local people with medical consultation.
The Hospital has doctors specializing in the many different fields such as knees, shoulders, feet, spine and various other parts of the human body and this is why the Hospital is so widely known among the patients for fast recovery from their problems.
The YonseiSarang Hospital is located in the Gangnam District south of the Han River in Seoul, and has a staff of a total of over 300 persons, including 20 doctors.
Two main buildings of the YonseiSarang Hospital in Gangnam District in Seoul
The Hospital makes substantial investments in R&D, which makes distinction from otherhospitals covering spine and joints.
President Dr. Koh says: “We have developed a ‘3D customized total replacement system’ which has substantially improved the existing system--solving various problems in the existing system.” He said, “Furthermore, the YonseiSarang Hospital is known for the largest number of papers published overseas on the subject of ‘autologous adipose stem cell’ which is a system where cell is extracted from the patient’s buttocks, abdomen and thighs (where there is much fat) and injecting them into the knee joint.”
“Thus,” says Dr. Koh, “We have successfully differentiated ourselves from other hospitals in terms of superiority of the doctors’ competence and skills.”
Furthermore, the YonseiSarang Hospital has an International Medical Treatment Team making itself an internationalized hospital and public relations efforts are being made for a wider dissemination of this information.
Dr. Francesco Perdisa from Bologna University in Italy (fourth from right) poses with the doctors of the YonseiSarang Hospital at the time of his visit to the Hospital for a joint research on stem cell.
As a result of this development, an increasing number of patients are visiting from various countries of the world, including Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China and the United States. The Hospital is also preparing to establish in various countries of the world rehabilitationcenters and cell treatment centers for the treatment of the local patients.
At present, the Hospital has coordinators who speak fluent foreign languagessuch as Russian and Mongolian as well as English, which greatly helps in eliminating languages barriers faced at the time of treating patients of different nationalities.
CEO Dr. Koh (right) poses with Dr. Allan Mishra from Stanford University during a joint research
Also, doctors come to the Yonsei Hospital from various countries of the world, including Indonesia, Germany and Mongolia to learn the advanced medical skills from Yonsei. The YonseiSarang Hospital also concluded a medical cooperation agreement with various hospitals in Italy, Japan, China and Malaysia.
The YonseiSarang Hospital plans to establish for the first time among the joint-spine hospitals in Korea a Stem Cell Institute to free the knee-joint patients from their pain and anxiety and to help them have new hopes. At this hospital, cell is extracted from the fatty part of the human body such as buttocks and abdomen and injected into the joints of the patients, especially the senior citizens, who suffer much pain due to aged and over-taxed cartilage. The injected cells cause regeneration of the cartilage. Extensive studies and researches are being conducted at the Hospital in that area.
At present, the new method is being used for the patients suffering from knee bone problems but the range of its use is expected to be expanded to the shoulders, spine and other parts of the human body.
A researcher of Stem Cell Institute doing an experiment.
Another epochal development of treatment method is through the use of ‘tailor-made’ 3D man-made joint, which was developed for the first time in Korea. The artificial joint enhances the accuracy of operation as it is done after completely checking the state of the patient.
In contrast with the existing man-made joint where the ready-made joints are used, the newly developed 3D order-made joints are created through the use of a new method where the joint of the patient is ‘reconstructed’ based on MRI photography where the patient’s knee bone is reconstructed through 3D printing. This helps the creation of an artificial knee bone that is best fit to the patient.
The new method reduces the possible complication to the minimum compared with the existing method, and substantially reduces the operation time. The life span of the man-made joint, too, is more than 25 years compared with the 15 years of the existing ones. This is why the new artificial joints at the YeniseiSarongHospitalare very popular among the knee patients.
Patients from Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan at the entrance of the YonseiSarang Hospital
Too, the YonseiSarang Hospital is equipped with special rehabilitation center facilities where the patients experience much shorter period of rehabilitation compared with other hospitals. This greatly helps the patients shorten the period of rehabilitation as well as the recovery period of the patents after operation. The patents greatly appreciate this and many of them have written letters of appreciation to the doctors who have treated them.
The Rehabilitation Centerof the YonseiSarang Hospital is making preparations to enter Ulan Baatar, the capital city of Mongolia, in 2016 and this will be extended to Kazakhstan and Russia.
Mongolian staff members at the YonseiSarang Hospital booth in the 2015 Mongolian International Health Fair.
The Hospital has been selected by the Ministry of Health and Welfare as a Joint-specializing Hospital and a Globalized Hospital for Overseas Operations.
The Hospital has also won a Grand Prize in the field of joints for three consecutive years in the Medical Korea program organized by the Ministry of Health and Welfare from 2009 to 2011.
The YonseiSarang Hospital continues to make extended efforts to maintain the status of the most qualified hospital in the treatment of joints and spine.
Rehabilitation Center at the YonseiSarang Hospital
A doctors from Siloamal Int'l Hospital in Indonesia visited the YonseiSarang Hospital to discuss the possibility of a joint research with the YonseiSarang Hospital.
Invitation to the Ambassadors and Spouses to the Tour of YonseiSarang Hospital
CEO & Doctor Koh Yong-gon of YonseiSarang Hospital in Kangnam District south of the Hann river cordially invites
the Ambassadors and their Spouses to a tour of various facilities of his Hospital on Friday March 4, 2026. Itinerary follows:
10:00-1200 Hours: Arrive at Hospital, introduction between the host and guests, presentation of a memorable gift to each
Ambassador, video showing on Hospital, tour of hospital facilities, medical check-up for diplomats,
question and answer session and various other interesting programs for the ambassadors and madams.
10:10-1330 Hours: Luncheon hosted by the CEO-President for the ambassadors and madams
1330-1700 Hours:Tour of various facilities of the Hospital and medical consultations.
For questions on the Tour, please call Ms. Kim Jung-mi at 2298-1740/2, 010-3388-1682, or
Chairman Lee Kyung-sik at 010-5201-1740 (English)
Purged N. Korean Army Chief: Satellite Program for Nuclear ICBM
Anchor: KBS has exclusively obtained a voice recording of a former key North Korean military commander, who...
S. Korean Man Arrested for Incheon Airport Bomb Threat
Navigational Warnings in Effect ahead of N. Korean Rocket Launch
[Exclusive] Purged N. Korean Army Chief: Satellite Program for Nuclear ICBM
S. Korea Criticizes N. Korea's Planned Missile Launch
Defense Chief Blames N. Korea for Tensions
Navigational Warnings in Effect ahead of N. Korean Rocket Launch
Kakao to Launch 'Kakao Hair Shop' Service in First Half
Gov't to Resume Excise Tax Cut, Inject 21 Trillion Won to Boost Demand
NHK : 'N. Korea May Be Readying Ballistic Missile Test on its East Coast'
'2nd Stage Rocket to Fall near Luzon Island'
Unification Ministry Launches TF on N. Korea Nuke Issue
US Think Tank Says Activities in N. Korea Similar to 2012
China Warns N. Korea to Exercise Restraint
US Expert: N. Korea Cooperated w/ Iran in Developing Rocket Booster
U.N. releases $8 million for aid operations in N. Korea amid rocket tensions
The United Nations has released US$8 million in emergency funds for underfunded aid operations in North Korea amid rising tensions over Pyongyang's plans to launch a long-range rocket in violation of U.N. resolutions.
S. Korean slugger Lee Dae-ho signs minor league deal with Seattle Mariners
After mashing dingers into the seats across South Korea and Japan for over a decade, slugger Lee Dae-ho will now try to win a major league job in the United States.
Ssangyong to unveil long body version of Tivoli in March
Ssangyong Motor Co, owned by India's Mahindra & Mahindra, plans to unveil the long body version of its popular Tivoli sport utility vehicle next month, an industry source said Thursday.
U.N. chief urges N. Korea to refrain from rocket launch
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wants North Korea to call off its planned long-range rocket launch, his spokesman said Wednesday.
Lotte founder appears in court to prove his health
The 93-year-old founder of South Korean retail giant Lotte Group walked into a court hearing on Wednesday to prove that he still remains healthy, which has emerged as a critical factor in the bitter family feud between his two sons.
The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)
Seoul warns North Korea over ‘missile test’
South Korea on Wednesday warned that North Korea will face “severe consequences” should it press ahead with a new long...
Seoul to roll out W21tr in Q1 stimulus
Korea will pump an additional 21 trillion won ($17.4 billion) of fiscal stimulus into the econo...
Korea debuts urban magnetic levitation train
South Korea's Incheon Transit Corp. began commercial operations of a magnetic levitation train ...
Korea steps up Zika monitoring
The South Korean government on Wednesday released a set of measures to prevent the Zika virus, ...
White House race wide open as upstartsrattl...
DES MOINES, Iowa - The US presidential race looked suddenly wide open Tuesday after frontrunners Donald T...
On Tuesday, Rep. AhnCheol-soo and his supporters officially launched the People’s Party, a...
It is not rare for our public officials and executives of commercial firms to use their corp...
The Korea Times ( http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)
NK warned of harsh price for rocket plan
The government warned North Korea, Wednesday, that it will pay a “harsh price” if it proceeds with its stated plan to launch a long-range rocket into space. The warning came after Pyongyang notified the International Maritime Or...
Cuts in consumption tax on cars extended
The government said Wednesday it will extend consumption tax cuts on cars to June and inject an additional 21.5 trillion won ($17.4 billion) in the first quar...
IBK, Woori may invest Iranian funds into stocks
The Ministry of Strategy and Finance said Wednesday it is considering allowing Iran to invest funds from its won-denominated accounts at Korean banks in Seoul...
NK rocket test is to hit any city in US mainland
It is believed that North Korea may launch a rocket with a range of 13,000 kilometers during its p...
Chinese tourists returning to Korea
More than 157,000 Chinese tourists are expected to rush to Korea during the Lunar New Year, known there as Spring Festival, a week-long holiday from Feb. 7 to...
Lee Dae-ho to join Seattle Mariners
Free agent slugger Lee Dae-ho reportedly signed a deal with the Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Seat...
Beware dubious marketing over Zika
Some opportunists are capitalizing on growing public fears over the Zika virus, known to be linked to birth defects, to sell their products.
S. Korea, neighboring countries strongly warn N. Korea against missile launch
After North Korea announced a plan to launch a long-range missile between February 8 and 25, South Korea and neighboring countrie…
NK nuclear issue indefinitely postpones joint Manwoldae excavation
The South-North Korea joint Manwoldae (a palace built in the Goryeo time) excavation, which was scheduled this month, has been po…
Gov't to deploy ‘quasi-KTX high-speed’ trains by 2025
"Quasi-Korea Train Express (KTX) high-speed trains" that run at up to 250 km per hour will be heavily deployed to areas where KTX…
Samsung Electronics remains as No. 1 in Indian smartphone market
Samsung Electronics, which ranked below top five in the Chinese smartphone market last year, remained as No. 1 in the Indian smar…
Korea is not an exception to Zika virus emergency
The World Health Organization declared Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) as the Zika virus transmitted thr…
Culture ministry’s cronyism and Arirang TV CEO
He was such a nice daddy. When he went on a business trip to the U.S. in May last year, he happened to attend the commencement ce…
U.S. Special Troops Arrive in S.Korea
U.S. special troops and rangers have recently arrived in South Korea to participate in upcoming joint drills, the U.S. Forces Korea said Wednesday. The 1st Special Forces Group and the 75th Ranger Regiment were previously involved in controversial assassinations in Iraq and Afghanistan. >> Full Text
China Caught on Back Foot by N.Korean Rocket Plans
Chief Chinese nuclear negotiator Wu Dawei arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday without realizing that North Korea was going to announce a plan to launch a space rocket, a high-level source in Beijing said Wednesday. "Wu wouldn't have wanted to hear the news while he was in Pyongyang," the source said. >> Full Text
Magnetic Incheon Airport Shuttle Starts Running
Korea's first magnetic levitation train goes into operation Wednesday between Incheon International Airport and nearby Yongyu Station. The train was developed entirely with Korean technology. >> Full Text
Vietnamese Who Sneaked Through Customs Caught
Korean Shipbuilders Land No New Order in January
Thousands of Visa-Free Visitors Vanish from Jeju
N. Korea announces satellite launch plans on day top Chinese diplomat visits Pyongyang
China objects to any missile launch, as it would raise tensions and increase calls for tougher sanctions on the North, which Beijing opposes
On Feb. 2, North Korea notified the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) about plans to launch a satellite, media reports say.On the same afternoon, Wu Dawei, China’s Special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs and that country’s chief envoy to the six-party talks, also paid a visit to North Korea.The ITU announced that North Korea had notified it that it would be launching a terrestrial observation satellite,
Banners criticizing labor reforms create stir online
With the various parties putting up witty, eye-catching banners before the parliamentary elections on Apr. 13, two banners by labor unions that criticize South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s controversial labor reforms are grabbing the attention of Internet users.
South Korea’s first domestically-developed maglev train opens
There was a low hum as the maglev (magnetic levitation) train departed from Incheon International Airport Station. Called “Ecobee,” a name that combines “eco-friendly” with “bee,” the maglev train is completely based on homegrown technology.
Government distribution of education funds raises questions of political favoritism
The government announced plans to allocate a priority reserve fund of nearly US$250 million to offices of education that budgeted for the Nuri curriculum, while denying support to five others that did not.It’s a move many are saying is likely to only exacerbate the ongoing childcare crisis, with offices in Seoul,
Missile launch to freeze relations
Deeply strained inter-Korean relations are about to freeze over as the Park Geun-hye administration has concluded that the North has no intention of backing off from its nuclear and missile brinkmanship. “The government has reached the conclusion that the North has no intention of improving relations with the South this year...
Consumption tax cut again to boost car sales
The government decided to lower the individual consumption tax on cars once again to boost the economy after seeing sales of automakers drop significantly last month…
Mummified remains of battered student found
The mummified body of a girl who stopped attending middle school more than 10 months ago was discovered by police in a room surrounded by air fresheners Wednesday…
Bid to kick-start year with 144 trillion won spending plan
In the face of a constant flow of dire economic indicators, the government has introduced a stimulus package that involves spending almost one-third of the total annual budget…
Asian markets sink as oil prices continue to fall
Asian stocks plummeted as the rout in oil spurred a global sell-off of risk assets on Wednesday…
LG U rolls out new immersive video content.
When people watch TV shows, they are usually restricted to seeing a small fraction of what’s actually happening on the set.…
"The Evaluation of Rhee Syng-man Will Not Improve Just Because He Is Called the Father of This Country"
"Do we view Rhee Syng-man highly only when we call him the father of our country? That is just an evaluation of Rhee as the first president of this nation. We ···
North Korea Can Launch Long-Range Rocket Any Time after Lunar New Year's Day
North Korea seems poised to launch a long-range missile following their fourth nuclear test early this year. The launch seems imminent for Pyongyang has already···
Allowing THAAD in Korea Is the Same as Diving into the Nuclear Game of Superpowers
After North Korea's fourth nuclear test, the conservatives in South Korea are raising their voices, arguing for the placement of the U.S. Terminal High Altitud···
Shabby Economy Behind a Brilliant Report Card
Last year, South Korea's current account surplus exceeded US$100 billion for the first time. However, the surplus was not from increased exports, but more of a···
[An Angry Generation, the Young] Extorted by Landlords
For young people, the home has become a chain forcing them into a vicious cycle of poverty. Rent for a place where all they can do is sleep is too expensive for···
[Editorial] Japan's Provocation Goes Against the Spirit of the 'Comfort Women Agreement': Are We Just Going to Watch?
The Japanese government submitted their official position to a United Nations (UN) organization claiming that they did not find any evidence that the comfort wo···
The Korea Economic Daily ( http://english.hankyung.com/)
January Short-selling Volume Hits Record Level
The volume of short selling that bets on a bear market hit a record-high level. This is due to the fact that there are more investors now who expect the stock market would fall further down amid the rising instability in the global financial market. According to the Korea Exchange on February 3, the...
KDB Chairman Hong Kyttack Picked as Vice President of AIIB
Hong Kyttack, chairman and CEO of Korea Development Bank, has been appointed as a vice chief of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The Ministry of Strategy and Finance said on February 3 that the bank's board of directors picked him as chief risk officer. Korea took one seat out of ...
Starting Salaries of University Graduates at Large Companies Is 40.75 Mil. Won
The Korea Employers Federation urged large companies to lower the level of initial salaries for university graduates, saying that their initial salary level is excessively high and the gap between large companies and small enterprises is excessively wide. Due to the big gap in initial salaries, job ...
Woongjin Launches into Rental e-Book Market
Yoon Seok-geum, chairman of Woongjin Group, started working on coming up with new business schemes from mid-2014, right after the group graduated from the court receivership just in one year. He visited his publication house WoongjinThinkBig every week and presided over various meetings and present...
Low Oil Prices Bring Higher Competition in Large Sedan Market
In an era when oil prices continue to remain low, a flurry of large sedans is being poured into the market. Following Jaguar Land Rover Korea’s releasing of flagship sedan New XJ last month, Ssangyong Motor unveiled the Chairman W Kaiser, an upgraded model of existing Chairman W. In the latter half...
AJU Business Daily(http://eng.ajunews.com/korea)
Progress in preparations for rocket launch: 38 North
North Korean missile displayed at War Memorial Museum, Seoul, Korea[Photo by NamkungJin-woong=timeid@] Satellite imagery revealed progress in preparations for North Korea's rocket launch…
[UPDATES] Tension soars over North Korean rocket launch
[AJU NEWS CORP DB] Tension soared around the Korean peninsula Wednesday after North Korea notified a UN agency that it would launch a long-range rocket this month to put a satellite into orbit …
Chinese planes fly into disputed area controlled by South Korea
[Courtesy of Republic of Korea Armed Forces] Two Chinese surveillance planes have made an unheralded flight this week into a disputed area over a submerged rock which has been the subject of a …
Large shark swallows small one at South Korean aquarium
A large sand tiger shark has gobbled up a smaller hound shark at a major South Korean aquarium in a rare scene which attracted curious visitors, aquarium officials said Friday. The scene was spotte…
North Korea rocket launch not imminent: 38 North
[Aju News TV] North Korea is probably in the early stages of preparations for a rocket blast-off, but a launch is not imminent, 38 North, the website of a US research institute, said, citing re…
[UPDATES] South Korea on guard against North Korea's long-range missile
[Courtesy of Xinhua News] South Korea was on guard Thursday against North Korea's possible long-range missile launch, warning it would be condemned as a "grave provocation" endangering regi…
?South Korea's new patrol vessel around disputed Socotra rock
[Courtesy of Republic of Korea Armed Forces] South Korea will deploy a new 5,000-ton patrol vessel in waters off its southern coast to bolster its territorial claim over
IA Mass-Produces South Korea’s First Chassis MCU
IA has mass-produced MCU (Micro Controller UNIT0 for vehicles for the first time as a South Korean business. MCU for vehicles is a market that is dominated by glob...
Insurance Benefit for iPhones Cut in Half
Insurance benefit for Apple¡?s iPhone, which has expensive repair cost, will eventually be reduced. Compensation limit for refurbished phones will be re...
ApplePay to Begin in China on the 8th of This Month
ApplePay has surpassed Great Wall of China. As ApplePay partners up with China¡?s most of
Jusung Engineering and SNU Precision Make Dramatic Turnarounds
Equipment businesses Jusung Engineering and SNU Precision have made dramatic turnarounds. Stock street is estimating that Jusung, which had its annual net loss fall down to $82.3 million (100 billion KRW), have made about $14 million (17 billion KRW) in operating profit last year. SNU Precision, which had its loss at $10.6 million (12.9 billion KRW), has succeeded...
MaeilBusinessNewsKorea (http://www.pulsenews.co.kr/ )
S. Korea to increase Q1 fiscal spending to boost economy
South Korea will expand its fiscal spending by an additional 21 trillion won ($17.4 billion) in the first quarter and extend tax breaks for cars to pump-prime the economy by promoting consumption in the private sector and investment by businesses.
Hyundai Rotem becomes world’s second to commercialize magnetic levitation train
Hyundai Rotem Co., a train-making unit of Hyundai Motor Group, said Wednesday it began commercial operations of a magnetic levitation ...
Market Opportunities for European Equities 2016
The European market has seen various turmoil during 2015 including the refugee crisis and geopolitical tension from the Islamic State ...
Meritz Securities stands out among S. Korean brokerages in 2015
South Korea`s brokerage house Meritz Securities Co. outperformed its local peers for the third consecutive year with best-ever ...
Huons expected to report strong earnings
South Korea’s Huons Co. is in the spotlight with strong earnings estimates from brokerage firm analysts. Operating income is ...
Netmarble sales surpass 1 trillion won in 2015, thanks to mobile games
Netmarble Games Corp., South Korea’s top mobile game company, said on Tuesday its sales topped 1 trillion won ($824 million) last ...
Missha steps up as sales rise 19% in January
Missha, a budget cosmetics brand in South Korea, has delivered a surprising growth in sales last month after launching a collection ...
The Korea Post is at your service.
The Korea Post is 31 years old this year and has 5 media units. They are all at your service.
The Korea Post, established 31 years ago in 1985, operates five news media outlets, two in the Korean language and three in English. They are all at your service. You can email all your English and Korean press releases and feedback for free publication to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. The five media outlets are:
(1) A Korean print newspaper (http://www.koreapost.co.kr/pdf/list.php),
(2) A Korean Internet (www.koreapost.co.kr),
(3) An English Internet (www.koreapost.com),
(4) An English print monthly (http://koreapost.koreafree.co.kr/magazine/index.html), and
(5) An English e-daily (/rankup_module/rankup_notice/notice_list.html)
Send your news releases and feedback:
Send the Embassy news releases to firstname.lastname@example.org publication by all its five media units, including one Korean (www.koreapost.co.kr) and one English (www.koreapost.com) Internet dailies, which are updated real-time.(Call 010-5201-1740 for further details.)