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April 1, 2016

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Friday, April 1, 2016

Your Excellency:

Here areThe Korea Postnoticesanda roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media of Korea today:


Lee Kyung-sik


Korea Post Media

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Time running out, and there are only six days left to inspect the Hyundai Steel Plant and take the Dangjin Tour on April 8!

Please don’t miss the bus!

Invitation to the Hyundai Steel and DagjinGijisi Tug-of-War Festival (UNSESCO Cultural Heritage)

Your Excellency:

The countdown has begun and now there are only six days to the important Tour of Hyundai Steel and Dangjin for the Excellencies and Madams. See what Hyundai and Dangjin have for the promotion of prosperity of your country through economic-industrial-tourism cooperation!

1. Meet, have luncheon with the CEO and leaders of the famed Hyundai Steel, explore business opportunities with your country.

2. Have hands-on experience in the 600-year-old traditional Korean game of Tug-of-War.

3. It is UNESCO Culutural Heritage.

I am pleased to inform Your Excellency that Mayor Kim Hong-jang of the Dangin City cordially invites Your Excellency and Madam to theDangjinGijisi Tug-of-War Festival (UNESCO Cultural Heritage) on Friday April 8, 2016.The Korea Post organizes the tour at the invitation of Mayor Kim, which also includes a visit to the famed Hyundai Steel Mill.


Here is the interesting schedule:

0820 hours Friday April 8, 2016: Meet at Grqand Hyatt Seoul(near Water Fountain).

0830-1100 hours: Move by Limousine Bus to Dangjin by picturesque West Coast Expressway, visiting the Hyundai Steel Plant on the way to Dangjin.

1100-1140 hours: Visit the Gijisi Tug-of-War Museum.

1200-1340 hours: Luncheon at the Hyundai Steel Guest House hosted by Major and Mrs. Kim Hong-jang of the Dangjin City with the Management of the Company.

1400-1420 hours: Wear traditional Korean costumes of the King, General and Court ladies.

1430-1640 hours: Have hands-on experience in various local cultural events, including participation in the Gijisi Tug-of-War and Rice wine- and Sake-making.

1700-1830 hours: Move back to  Seoul arriving at Grand Hayatt Seoul by 6:30 p.m.

Very Respectfully Yours


Lee Kyung-sik


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Lee Kyung-sik

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A quick roundup of major news stories from Korean media:


S. Korea, US, Japan to Continue Pressure on N. Korea

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Park, Abe Reaffirm Wartime Sex Slavery Settlement

Obama, Xi Reaffirm Cooperation on N. Korea

Park Presses Beijing to Dissuade Pyongyang

Obama, Xi Reaffirm Cooperation on N. Korea

'N. Korea Appears to Have Designed Reentry Vehicle, Warhead for ICBM'

S. Korea, US, Japan to Continue Pressure on N. Korea

Seoul Expects Summit with China to Provide Momentum on Nuke Issue

Court Rules Punishment of Voluntary Sex Work Constitutional

S. Korea, Georgia Sign Double Taxation Treaty

Agro Ministry Purchases 143,000 Tons of Rice to Stabilize Market

BOK Report: US Dollars Account for 67% of Bank's Foreign Assets

N. Korea Boasts Achievements of Byeongjin Policy

'Pressure Rather than Dialogue Needed to Make North Korea Change'

N. Korea Fires Short-Range Projectile

Park, Abe Reaffirm Wartime Sex Slavery Settlement

Obama, Xi Reaffirm Cooperation on N. Korea

'N. Korea Appears to Have Designed Reentry Vehicle, Warhead for ICBM'


Yonhap (

Park warns of tougher sanctions against N. Korea over possible provocation

President Park Geun-hye warned North Korea against staging another provocation as she met Thursday with U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

S. Korea's consumer prices gain 1 pct in March

South Korea's consumer prices grew by more than 1 percent for the second month in a row in March, government data showed Friday.

Trump appears to be backing off from suggestion of nuclear S. Korea

U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump appeared to be backing off from an earlier stance that he's open to allowing South Korea and Japan to develop nuclear weapons to cope with threats from North Korea.

Obama calls for vigilant enforcement of sanctions on N. Korea

U.S. President Barack Obama called Thursday for stringent enforcement of U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea and stronger security cooperation with South Korea and Japan to deter the communist nation.

Obama says U.S., S. Korea, Japan united against N. Korea: report

U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday the U.S., South Korea and Japan are firmly united against threats from North Korea and will further strengthen three-way security cooperation, a report said.


The Korea Herald (

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Seoul extends operation term for duty-free stores

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Samsung’s semiconductor chief becomes highe...

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The Korea Times (

Park meets with Obama on N. Korea, bilateral ties

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N. Korean leader to fly to Washington for summit with Obama 

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N. Korea close to making nuclear-tipped warhead, but more tests needed 

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Korea to resume project to launch five military satellites 

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DongAIlbo (

Leaders of S. Korea, US, Japan agree to pressure N. Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-hye had a series of summit meetings with the leaders of the U.S., Japan and China in Washington …

Lee Jun-hyeong shed light on Korea’s figure skating

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Lester Thurow, the author of 'The Zero-Sum Society,' dies at 77

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Lee Jun-hyeong shed light on Korea’s figure skating

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ChosunIlbo (

7 in 10 S.Koreans Willing to Fight in War

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Major Shipbuilders Win No Orders in Q1

Samsung Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering won no vessel orders at all in the first quarter of this year. Korean shipbuilders won only eight orders so far this year or six percent of the 170,000 compensated gross tons in vessel orders they won last year. >> Full Text

Korean War Flick Raises W500 Million from Crowdfunding

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How N.Korea Tries to Beat Embargo

Toxic Haze Lingers Over Seoul, Central Parts

KakaoTaxi Marks 1st Anniversary


HankyorehShinmoon (

US official speaks on necessity of cooperation with S. Korea and Japan

Remarks in Washington suggest that after comfort women agreement, US seeking closer ties

A high-ranking US official delivered a public talk on the necessity and vision of trilateral cooperation with South Korea and Japan.The speech came ahead of a trilateral summit scheduled on Mar. 31 to coincide with the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC. The message could be a sign that the US government is getting set to pursue trilateral diplomatic and military cooperation in earnest now that the “obstacle” of the Japanese military comfort women issue has been cleared by an agreement on it by Seoul and Tokyo late last year.

S. Korea first in R&D investment as percentage of GDP, sixth in total investment

South Korea ranks first in the world for research and development (R&D) investment as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), but spends just 28.5% of what China does in total investment, a recent study shows.South Korea’s cumulative R&D investment over the past 32 years was also found to be roughly one-fifteenth of the US’s investment and one-seventh of Japan’s.A report titled “Major South Korean Science and Technology Indicators at a Glance” published on Mar. 30 by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning

Defense Ministry announces response to N. Korea long range artillery threat

The Ministry of National Defense announced plans on Mar. 30 for the introduction of tactical surface-to-surface guided missiles in response to the North Korean long-range artillery threat.The ministry released its five-year defense plan for 2017-2021 that day with investments totaling 226.5 trillion won (US$197.8 billion), including 73.4 trillion won (US$64.1 billion) for a five-year defense capability improvement project and 153.1 trillion won (US$133.7 billion) for a military capability operation project.

Civic group filing lawsuit against NIS over data collection

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JoongAngIlbo(conservative): (

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The Korea Economic Daily (

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AJU Business Daily(

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