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March, 14, 2016

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Monday, March, 14, 2016

Your Excellency:

Here are one of the former ambassadors who served in Koreaand The Korea Post news and roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media of Korea today:

Lee Kyung-sik


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Humor from former ambassadors in Korea

Too funny

Once a man had an argument with his wife for her work being easy and his being too hard.

They prayed to God to change their roles and the next day they woke up in the opposite gender.

The wife went to office and enjoyed all the work done by man in a male-dominated society.

The man as wife did laundry,washed dishes,cooked supper,cleaned the house and got other errands done.

By the end of the second day, he prayed to God, "God, I'm sorry,I admit her life is harder than mine,make me a man again.”

An Angle came and said, "You have to live her life for the next nine monthsbecause you became pregnant last night.”


President Park Geun-hye opens new office building of North Gyeongsang Province

With Governor Kim, Ambassador Malung, other dignitaries

President Park Geun-hye said that the Gyeongsangbuk-do Province has been playing a pivotal role in the development of the Republic of Korea and expressed her hopes that the relocation of the capital city of the Geyongsangbuk-do Province from Daegu to Andong City would contribute to the balanced development of not only the region but also the entire Republic of Korea. Then she said that relocation of the provincial capital would provide the people of the province with all the better living environment and happiness.
Speaking at the Opening Ceremony of the New Office Building of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Province in the Andong City, some 134 miles southeast of Seoul, on March 10, 2016 President Park said that specialized industries could be developed in the Gyeongsangbuk-do area fitting to the specific characteristics and requirements of the region as well as promotion of the traditional culture of the region.

(Visit: /news/view.html?section=165&category=192&no=1227)

▲President Park Geun-hye and Governor Kim Kwang-yong of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province (left and right of the rock sign) pose with, from left, Chairman & CEO Lee Young-kwan of Toray Advanced Materials Korea Inc., CEO Kwon Oh-joon of POSCO, Mayor Gweon Young-sae of Andong City, Governor Lee Si-jong of Chungcheongbuk-do, Mayor Kwon Young-jin of Daegu Metropolitan City Government, Minister Hong Yun-sik of the Interior and Chairman Kim Sun-hong of GBKAFF. On the right from Governor Kim are Chairman Jang Dae-jin of Gyeongsangbuk-do provincial Council, Superintendent Lee Young-woo of Gyeongsangbuk-do Education, Governor Lee Nak-yeon of Jeollanam-do, Ambassador AlbingoMulango of Angola, Mayor Lee Hyun-joon of Yecheon County, Chairman RyuMok-ki of the Association of Daegu-Gyeongbuk Citizens in Seoul, Chief Director Park Won-kap of Gyeongsangbuk-do Hyang-kyo Foundation, and Chairperson Kang soon oak of Gyeongsangbuk-do National Council of Women.

The large rock has the brush-written calligraphic inscription of President Park reading in Korean Hangul “The Office of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, President Park Geun-hye, March 10, 2016.”


A quick roundup of major news stories from Korean media:


Key Resolve Exercise Enters Second, Offensive Phase

The ongoing South Korea-U.S. joint Key Resolve military drill has entered its second phase, which focuses on exercising advances into North Korea.

Go Champion Lee Clinches First Victory Against AI

US Astronomer: 'Still too Early to Say Kwangmyongsong-4 Has Failed'

Key Resolve Exercise Enters Second, Offensive Phase

S. Korean Overseas Ambassadors Gather in Seoul

Ahn Repeats Objection to Forming Opposition Coalition

Korea Exchange to Encourage English Public Filings

Tax-Free Savings Account Available From Monday

High-Value Bank Account Balance Reaches Record High

Defense Ministry Doubtful of N. Korea’s Nuke Miniaturization Capability

N. Korean Scientist Threatens over Hydrogen Bomb

N. Korea Declares Inter-Korean Economic Agreements Null and Void

Japan to Block Re-Entry of Pyongyang Sympathizers Traveling to N. Korea

US Astronomer: 'Still too Early to Say Kwangmyongsong-4 Has Failed'

Poll: 65% of Japanese Do Not Feel Close to S. Korea


Yonhap (

FM Yun calls for all-out efforts to resolve N.K. nuke issue

Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se called on South Korean diplomats on Monday to devote all of their effort to resolving the North Korean nuclear issue following the adoption of new sanctions on the communist regime.

S. Korea in all-out efforts to advance climate technology

South Korea said Monday it would soon unveil a master plan to improve climate-related technologies in line with a campaign to curb gas emissions.

Unification Ministry launches task force to prepare for N.K. human rights foundation

The Unification Ministry launched a task force to prepare for the establishment of a foundation that will enforce the recently passed North Korea human rights act, officials said Monday.

Tottenham attacker Son Heung-min off men's national team for March matches

Struggling Tottenham Hotspurs winger Son Heung-min has been left off the South Korean men's national football team for two matches scheduled this month.

PM offers tax incentives to companies for job creation

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn pledged Monday to provide tax incentives to companies that create jobs for young adults.


The Korea Herald (

Lee Se-dol wins first victory against AlphaGo

After three straight defeats, Korean Go master Lee Se-dol finally won a victory against Google’s artificial intelligenc...

U.S. aircraft carrier joins joint drill with Seoul

A U.S. nuclear-powered supercarrier John C. Stennis arrived in South Korea on Sunday t...

Real wage grew faster than economy due to low inflation

Real-wage growth surpassed economic growth in Korea last year mainly due to a record-low inflat...

Drastic deregulation needed to boost FDI in Korea

Foreign direct investment in Korea reached a record annual high of $20.91 billion last year on ...

Lee Se-dol proves human intuition still powe...

Korean Go master Lee Se-dol has proved human intuition can still surpass the ever-evolving artificial int...

Lee Se-dol evolves via A...

Champion Lee Se-dol finally beat AlphaGo in the fourth Go match on Sunday after losing groun...

General elections close ...

The nation’s general election will be held in a month. A total of 300 seats will be filled ...


The Korea Times (

Lee Se-dol shows AlphaGo beatable

Korean professional go player Lee Se-dol redeemed himself by beating AlphaGo by a resignation in 180 moves in the fourth of a five-game match, Sunday, proving that the Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) is beatable.

Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes N. Korea 

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck North Korea early Monday, South Korea's state weather agency sai... 

Lippert: US priority on North Korea is denuclearization 

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert rejected speculation Friday that his country has chang... 

How long can Mercedes-Benz keep its premium allure? 

Mercedes-Benz Korea (MBK) held a customer event at Kyung Hee University in eastern Seoul, Saturday... 

US nuclear aircraft carrier arrives in Busan 

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis arrived in Busan, Sunday, to participate ...

Body of missing boy found in shallow grave 

The body of a seven-year-old boy, who was reported missing after his stepmother allegedly left him... 

New ears give happiness to children with deformities 

We take many things for granted - like having two regular ears. But one out of every 7,000 babies ...


DongAIlbo (

Chinese Go master KeJie says he could lose to Alpha

GoChinese No.1 Go master KeJie, 19, said, “I could lose,” after watching Korean Go grandmaster Lee Se-dol was defeated by AlphaGo,…

Men opt for traditional White Day gift given the sagging economy

It has turned out that the sagging economy has brought down the sales of ladies’ presents, but has instead increased the sales of…

'Single candidate is inevitable,' say opposition leaders

Thirty days before the general election on April 13, the opposition parties started showing their intention to have a sole candid…

Cheapest Galaxy S7 priced at 0 ? 0 in Korea

The three major mobile telecom providers, SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus, started selling the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, Sam…

Korea mulls quota for screening domestic art films

The government plans to introduce a system for mandating movie theaters to fill part of their screening time with domestic arthou…


ChosunIlbo (

Go Champion Wins 1st Victory Over Computer

Baduk or go champion Lee Se-dol won his first victory against Google's AlphaGo program on Sunday after conceding three matches to the proto-machine intelligence. Lee beat AlphaGo with his 180th move in the fourth round of a best-of-five match in Seoul. >> Full Text

N.Korea 'Using Honeytraps to Steal Cyber Secrets'

North Korea is using honeytraps to steal clandestine information from gullible male South Korean officials on the Internet, the National Intelligence Service said. The NIS said that the North has set up fake Facebook accounts with pictures of pretty women to hook up with scores of former and incumbent South Korean officials. >> Full Text

Korea's Once-Mighty Short-Track Skaters Lose Their Way

Korea's male short track speed skaters were undeniably the world's best. Between 2000 and 2013, they won the World Championships on all but two occasions. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, however, they suffered a humiliating reversal of fortune. >> Full Text

N.Korean Submarine Missing in East Sea

Sleuth Pinpoints Location of N.Korean 'Warhead'


HankyorehShinmoon (

Lee Se-dol scores first victory by attacking AlphaGo’s weakness

Go experts have been impressed with Lee’s strategy in a challenging man versus machine battle

Professionals players of the board game called Go who watched the first four matches between 9-dan grandmaster Lee Se-dol and computer software AlphaGo were delighted by Lee’s counterattack. “Lee was crushed during the first three matches with AlphaGo because he had judged the program solely based on its games against 2-dan player Fan Hui five months ago,” said Kim Man-soo, an 8-dan player. “But then Lee’s fiery determination earned him a victory. In and of itself, that‘s impressive.” The fact is that the deck was stacked against Lee in his showdown with AlphaGo.

Over four years, this Supreme Court has erased human rights gains

Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae has led the Supreme Court for over four years now - and the public’s verdict is not good. Repeatedly, the judiciary has cast aside its mission of protecting minorities and the vulnerable members of society to side with the politically and economically powerful instead. Some of its rulings have appeared to repudiate previous Supreme Courts’ reflections on their shameful past of collaboration with dictatorships. Things have reached the point where many deride the court for turning a blind eye to democracy-threatening crimes by state institutions and working to protect the administration rather than serving as a bastion of human rights.

Victims ordered to pay back massacre compensation, with interest

Last January, a court complaint was delivered to the home of Chae Hong-rak, 73, in Mungyeong, North Gyeongsang Province. It ordered Chae and other surviving family members of victims in the 1949 Mungyeong massacre to return their “unjust enrichment.” Specifically, they were asked to pay punitive interest on the difference after a large reduction in their original compensation by Supreme Court ruling. Chae was stunned. .

More fears about NIS taking personal info of politicians, journalists and regular folks

South Korean citizens are sharing fearful accounts of having their personal information taken amid ongoing revelations of bulk spying on the communications data of lawmakers, journalists, and even ordinary members of the public by the National Intelligence Service (NIS), prosecutors, police, and other intelligence and investigation organizations.


JoongAngIlbo(conservative): (

Lee notches 1st win over AI

Korean Go master Lee Se-dol on Sunday nabbed his first win against Google DeepMind’s computer algorithm AlphaGo in the fourth game of a five-game series. The 33-year-old lost the previous three games to AlphaGo, making the AI program the ultimate winner of the symbolic

North ups its rhetoric amid joint military drills

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John C. Stennis arrived in Busan on Sunday as Seoul and Washington stepped up their military force…

With an eye on retirement, Koreans switch banks

More than 890,000 Koreans - mostly those nearing retirement age - switched their bank accounts to another institution in the first week of a new government-led system.…

Battery giant sees longer life as market surges

CHEONGJU, North Chungcheong - LG Chem, the world’s No. 1 electric car battery manufacturer is running at full capacity as demand…

Audit sheds new light on apartment graft

One out of five apartments in Korea was found to have flawed or questionable financial statements, a government-initiated nationwide anti-corruption audit has revealed…

7-year-old boy found dead after frantic search

The frantic search for a 7-year-old boy from Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi, who went missing last month ended Saturday when police discovered his body buried discreetly on a hill…


The KyunghyangShinmoon(

Supreme Court Gives Wings to the Terrorism Prevention Act

The Supreme Court freed the operator of a web portal that submitted the personal information of its member, such as name, resident registration number, and tele···

[Crisis on the Korean Peninsula] Similar to the “Fat Man” Dropped on Japan in 1945, "Possible Nuclear Weapon," "Cannot Be Mounted on Nuclear Warhead

"What is the silver ball disclosed by North Korea as a “miniaturized nuclear warhead”? According to the March 9 edition of the RodongSinmun, First Secretar···

Artificial Intelligence Defeats Man

* Lee Se-dol resigns after 186 moves in the first match against AlphaGo * AlphaGo team, "We landed it on the moon!" It sent shivers down one's spine. It ···

Shocking! An Event that Requires an Exclamation Point

* After watching the match between Lee Se-dol and AlphaGo What a shock: Lee Se-dol resigns the match! This incident deserves an exclamation point like this. ···

[Government Releases Separate Sanctions Against North Korea] Rajin-Khasan Project Suspended: Government Plays All Cards Except for Military Response

On March 8, the South Korean government designated forty individuals and thirty organizations of North Korea and a third country involved in the development of ···


The Korea Economic Daily (

China's Jan.-Feb. Industrial Output and Retail Sales Figures Disappoint Analysts

China's real economy has gotten worse in the first two month of this year from the previous year. The nation's industrial output and retail sales growth rate for the months of January and February have slowed down from a month ago. Already, pessimistic predictions that the 2016 Chinese growth rate w...

Global Sales of 5 Hyundai and Kia SUV Models Break 15 Mil. Units

With sports utility vehicles gaining popularity throughout the world, the five flagship SUV models of Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors passed the 15-million mark in global cumulative sales. According to industry sources on March 13, the two South Korean car makers' five flagship SUVs are Tucson, Santa F...

Hyundai Motor to Strengthen Tie-up with Google, Creator of AlphaGo

Hyundai Motor plans to expand the scope of application for Google's Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Hyundai Motor intends to strengthen the partnership with Google which created the artificial intelligence software AlphaGo which is now engaged in a historic five-game Go match with South Korean profe...

Former Speaker of National Assembly Kim Hyongo: Empty Election Promises May Ruin the Country

"Frustrating, suffocating, and worrisome." The adjectives describing the current state of affairs of domestic politics uttered by Kim Hyongo, five-term congressman and former Speaker of the National Assembly, were no different from those of ordinary citizens. Mr. Kim, who is also an honorary journal...

LG Electronics' OLED TV Gets Best Review in Australia

LG Electronics' OLED TV achieved the highest review in Australia. According to LG Electronics on March 13, Australia's IT media Business Inside published a review of LG's latest OLED TV (model EF950T). The review was published under the title "LG's new OLED TV is the best you can buy in Australia." ...


AJU Business Daily(

South Korean actor Song comes back to Japanese fans

South Korea actor Song Il-gook will come back to Japanese fans, years after televisions there blurred his name for his involvement in a thorny territorial

Crusty Pyongyang fires missiles, freezes South Korean assets

North Korea's state control center screen shows a rocket launch[Courtesy of Xinhua News] North Korea went crusty Thursday, firing missiles into the sea and unveiling punitive steps to shatt…

Pyongyang imports surveillance and detection devices: Amnesty

Amnesty International on Wednesday accused North Korea of importing modern surveillance and detection devices to tighten its stranglehold on the use of communication t…

North Korea claims to have miniaturized nuclear warheads

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un praised scientists for having miniaturized nuclear warheads successfully to fit on ballistic missiles and create a "true" deterrent, s

South Korea bans entry of third-country ships from North Korea

Any third-country cargo ships coming from North Korea will not be allowed to enter South Korean ports as a follow-up to fresh sanctions imposed by the United Nations to punish t…



Amount of Loss for LCD Businesses of Samsung Display and LG Display to...

As transaction price for LCD is decreasing continuously, it is predicted that Samsung Display and LG Display will record losses in LCD businesses in 1st quarter. Al...

Trend of AI to Take Over Financial Industry

Trend of Google¡?s AI (Artificial Intelligence) ¡®AlphaGo¡? that surpasses humans is taking over financial industry. Banks and stock firms ...

Semiconductor Industry to Already Go through Negative Growth in 2016

Global semiconductor market is recording a negative growth rate

South Korea’s Fables Manufacturing Businesses Face Tough Financial Struggles

Out of KOSDAQ-listed fables manufacturing businesses that design semiconductors, more than half of them are going through internal struggles due to performance slump. Some businesses have been de-li


MaeilBusinessNewsKorea ( )

Korean Air Lines to service direct flights from Korea to Iran

South Korea’s largest airline Korean Air Lines Co. will offer direct flights from Korea to Iran in 40 years.

Korean venture capital firms up the ante on overseas biotech industry

South Korean venture capital companies turn their eyes to promising biotech firms overseas, looking for a vehicle to accelerate ...

Park Dong-hoon appointed Renault Samsung’s first Korean CEO

Park Dong-hoon, vice president of South Korea’s automaker Renault Samsung Motors Co., was selected as president of the ...

Interview with Harvard University professor and author of this year’s best

Frank Cespedes teaches at Harvard Business School. His new book, Aligning Strategy and Sales: The Choices, Systems, and ...

Samsung’s newest Galaxy phones set to hit stores on Friday

Samsung Electronics Co., South Korea’s leading smartphone manufacturer, will officially release the latest model of its Galaxy ...

Lotte founder’s daughter may take side with chairman

Shin Young-ja, the oldest daughter of Lotte Group founder Shin Kyuk-ho and president of Lotte Foundation, has turned her ...


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