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April 12, 2016

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notices and a 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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Special report:

So who’s winning in the National Assembly race?

This has to be dated April 7, 2016 to meet the election law requirements.

Compiled based on varying forecasts on the anticipated election outcome, the final figures are expected to be:

145-100 seats for the ruling Saenuri Party, 90-100 for the majority opposition Minjoo Party, 35 to 40 for the second opposition People's Party of Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo and 5 to 7 for the progressive Justice Party.

This is, of course, based on the estimates made minutes before the legal deadline of publication of election forecasts on April 7, 2016, beyond which publication of forecasts of anticipated election estimation is illegal. However, one way or other, the above figures were exchanged among the media people who needed the most accurate latest forecasts secured 'bending' the law provisions.

Chairman Lee will demand an adequate praise from the Excellencies if the figures will prove pretty close to the actual outcome tomorrow evening. If he should miss the target too far, however, he deserves a boo.


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Lee Kyung-sik

Publisher-Chairman of The Korea Post


A quick roundup of major news stories from Korean media:


Survey: 66.6% of S. Koreans Intend to Vote in General Elections

In a recent survey, 66-point-six percent of South Koreans said that they will definitely vote in the April 13 general elections, an increase of eight-and-a-half percentage points from the previous general elections.

JCS Chief Urges Best Efforts to Prepare Against N. Korean Infiltration

The chairman of South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) on Monday visited the Naval Operations Command in Busan and reviewed military readiness...

S. Korea, US Conduct Rescue Operations Training

The naval forces of South Korea and the U.S. conducted joint rescue operations training off the coast of Jinhae, South Gyeongsang...

Survey: 66.6% of S. Koreans Intend to Vote in General Elections

JCS Chief Urges Best Efforts to Prepare Against N. Korean Infiltration

S. Korea, US Conduct Rescue Operations Training

N. Korean Senior Colonel's Defection to South Revealed

N. Korean Secret Police Chief Rises to 'Actual Influence'

Parties Urge Voter Support Claiming Dire Election Outlooks


Yonhap (

N. Korean FM to visit New York next week for signing of U.N. climate deal

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong plans to visit New York next week to attend the signing of a landmark U.N. climate agreement, a U.N. official said Monday.

Missile engine test shows N.K. ICBMs can deliver nuclear warhead to U.S. east coast: 38 North

North Korea's ICBM engine test last week showed that the communist nation could make its road-mobile long-range missiles deliver nuclear warheads as far as the U.S. east coast, including Washington and New York, a U.S. expert warned Monday.

Kerry warns N. Korea of harsher measures in event of additional provocation

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged North Korea on Monday to forgo any provocative actions, warning the U.S. is ready to impose even harsher sanctions on the communist nation than the latest U.N. resolution.

Marvel heroes theme park to open in S. Korea

An immersive attraction where visitors can join Marvel Comics' superhero characters on a mission to save the Earth will open in South Korea, the park's local operator said Monday.


The Korea Herald (

Senior N. K. intelligence officer, diplomats defect

A ranking official at North Korea’s military spy agency and two diplomats working outside the country have defected to ...

Korean teens fight for rights to birth control, sex life

In 2012, when Kang Min-jin was 17 years old, she decided to go public about her sex life. Back ...

Regulators probe into Hyosung’s bond warrants

The Financial Supervisory Service, Korea’s financial regulatory agency, is currently probing i...

Parties make last-ditch pleas for votes

Party leaders continued their campaign tours on Monday to stump for party candidates on the sec...


The Korea Times (

Korea withdraws UNESCO listing of Confucian school 

The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) announced Monday that it had decided to withdraw its application to include “seowon,” or Korean Confucian academies...

Seoul sets out subsidy package for young jobseekers 

A total of 3,000 young jobseekers in Seoul could be set to receive 500,000 won every month for up to six months as part of the city government’s new welfare p... 

Song Joong-ki to promote Korean food overseas 

President Park Geun-hye, along with actor Song Joong-ki, attended an opening ceremony, Monday, for...

Rooftopper tells tale of Lotte Tower infiltration 

Ukrainian rooftopper Vitaliy Raskalov and his Russian “partner-in-crime” Vadim Makhorov have uploaded a YouTube video made from footage of their daring ascent... 

Nexon, Naver heads embroiled in scandal 

The government ethics committeesaid Monday that it was investigating the chief immigration officer... 

Multicultural children get Korean lessons 

Some 120 multicultural children in Ulsan Metropolitan City, South Gyeongsang Province, will receiv...


DongAIlbo (

US Secretary Kerry’s visit to Hiroshima Peace Park

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a historic visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan on Monday for the first time a…

A North Korean spy agency colonel fled to the South last year

The South Korean government confirmed on Monday that a North Korean colonel of a spy agency defected to the South last year.Moon …

Buddha statue in Tsushima possible of Japanese raid, but can’t say for sure

On the gilt bronze seated Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva statue that was brought to Korea after being stolen at Tsushima Island in th…


ChosunIlbo (

No End to Luxury Watch Boom in Korea

Koreans seem as addicted as ever to status symbols, bucking global market trends by snapping up luxury watches. According to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, exports to Korea surged a whopping 18.8 percent in 2014 and another 0.2 percent last year.

Centre Pompidou to Set Up Temporary Space in Seoul

Centre Pompidou in Paris, Europe's biggest modern art museum, will open a pop-up space in Seoul in March next year. The man in charge will be Seo Soon-ju, who is known for his successful planning of large-scale exhibitions of Picasso, Monet and Gauguin.

Hit Drama to Boost Exports of Korean Chicken-Ginseng Soup to China

Samgyetang, or chicken soup with ginseng, could soon be joining the list of popular Korean dishes in China, now that Beijing has approved imports of the instant variety. The dish is also expected to get a boost from the KBS TV series "Descendants of the Sun."


HankyorehShinmoon (

Ahead of election, announcement of N. Korean defection likely to have little effect

The South Korean government’s abrupt announcement of the defection of 13 employees from an overseas North Korean restaurant was intended to give the ruling party an advantage in the parliamentary elec..

Announcement of group defection contrary to government’s own policies

The decision by the Blue House and Ministries of Unification of Foreign Affairs to share news of a group defection by employees at an overseas North Korean restaurant and attribute it to Seoul’s recen..

Meals and music continue at North Korean restaurants in China

Business was booming at a North Korean restaurant in downtown Beijing during the day on Apr. 10. For about an hour and a half, all but three or four of the 15 tables in the dining area on the first fl..

Blue House ordered announcement of North Korean group defection

The Blue House was behind the South Korean government’s announcement that a group of employees from an overseas North Korean restaurant had defected together, the Hankyoreh confirmed. The announcement..


JoongAngIlbo(conservative): (

China snubs North’s grouse about defectors

China blew off North Korea’s complaints about 13 defectors escaping to South Korea from the city of Ningbo in Zhejiang province, saying it had no role to play in blocking them. One male manager of a North Korean-run restaurant in Ningbo and 12 of his female employees defected to the South last Thursday, as sanctions against North Korea forced customers to stay away…

Intelligence officer flees to South

A senior North Korean military officer who worked in intelligence defected to South Korea last year…

Split voting could boost fate of People’s Party

In tomorrow’s general election, voters will cast two ballots: one to elect a lawmaker for their electoral district…

Baby boomer spending cause for concern

Korea’s baby boomers, the generation born between 1955 and 1963, are starting to retire, and research released…

Regulations on big companies mushrooming, claims FKI

The government over-regulates companies with assets of 5 trillion won ($4.4 billion) or more, putting a damper on…

Kakao Bank gets 30 applications for every job

Over 3,000 people applied for 100 experienced worker positions at Kakao Bank, an Internet-based bank slated to…


The KyunghyangShinmoon(

The Government Breaks Own Principle on Media Reports of North Korean Defectors

It is the government's principle not to officially confirm the identity and details of the North Korean defectors as well as the process of how they escaped No···

Are Cheong Wa Dae, the Government, and the Ruling Party Plotting to Insult the People?

They are working hand in glove. The ruling party kneels tearfully appealing to the people; the president pays a visit to areas where the race is tight; and the ···

Vietnam Instead of Kaesong?

It's been two months since the Kaesong Industrial Complex was shut down, but there has been no progress on compensations for the damages suffered by the busine···


The Korea Economic Daily (

Foreign Investors Net-buy Domestic Stocks Worth 4.4 Tril. Won in March

The net-buying balance of foreign investors has surpassed the 4-trillion-won level last month. This is the first time in five months for foreign investment in the stock market to turn to a positive figure. According to data on monthly foreign investment trend released by the Financial Supervisory Se...

Commercial Banks' Overseas Net Profit Down 9% Last Year 2016-04-12 08:07

The combined net profit earned overseas by Korea's commercial banks last year shrank 9 percent from the previous year, largely because of a plunge in the net profit from the Chinese market by almost 80 percent. According to the Financial Supervisory Service on April 11, the net profit earned by over...

What Makes GM Korea Delay Its New Malibu Marketing?

GM Korea has not yet decided when to start marketing its brand-new mid-sized sedan Malibu which is scheduled to be released within next month. GM Korea, which suffered about 1 trillion won net loss last year, should place its top priority on the marketing of its cutting-edge Malibu model for which d...

LG Expects Annual Sales of Auto Parts Business to Exceed 5 Tril. Won This Year

The sales of auto parts business for which LG Group is pushing as one of its new growth engines passed the 4-trillion-won mark last year, first in its history. The annual sales of the group’s auto parts business rose to 4.5 trillion won last year from around 3.0 trillion won in 2014. Some analysts ...

Tablet PCs Losing Ground to Smartphones and Notebook PCs

Once being touted as a next-generation digital device that could potentially replace desktop computers, tablet computers are losing grounds quickly, with their position being sandwiched between laptop computers and smartphones. The demand for tablet PCs is decreasing as they are lagging behind lapto...


AJU Business Daily(

North Korean army intelligence colonel defected to Seoul

A colonel-level officer from North Korea's military espionage unit has defected to South Korea, officials said Monday, days after a group of 13 restaurant workers…

Seoul reports defection by 13 North Korean restaurant workers abroad

A group of 13 North Korean restaurant workers has defected to South Korea from an unidentified third country in a case demonstrating Pyongyang's worsening financia…

South Korea wants US equipment to destroy North Korean weapons

South Korea seeks to buy an advanced US satellite navigation device to be mounted on new guided weapons capable of cutting through jamming to destroy North Korea's mul…

New North Korean weapon ready for deployment this year: minister

North Korea has completed the development of a new multiple launch rocket launcher with a range of up to 20…

British banker behind North Korean front company in tax haven

North Korea was found to have managed a secret fund for arms trade and development by using a British banker to set up a secret offshore paper company in a tax haven,…

Pyongyang suspected of producing plutonium for atomic bombs: ISIS

North Korea could have acquired plutonium at its main nuclear complex, enough to produce one to three atomic bombs, since a five-megawatt reactor was reactivated in mi…

'Suspicious' activity at North Korea's nuclear complex

Recent satellite images have shown "suspicious activity" at North Korea's nuclear site which could mean reprocessing is under way to produce …



Samsung Display Uses Ultra-Thin Glass Substrates for Large TVs Apr 11, 2016 Share 

Industries¡? focus on yield of ultra-thin glass substrate with thickness of 0.4T (mm) that was used recently used by Samsung Display for LCD panels for large TVs ...

South Korean Government to make KS Standards for Drones Apr 11, 2016 Share 

South Korean Government is making drone352 national industry standards for the first time. These standards will organize drones by purpose and size and regulate items ...

SK Innovation to Increase Production of Battery Separator Apr 08, 2016 Share 

SK Innovation is extending production line of LiBS (Lithium-ion Battery Separator) to respond to rapid


MaeilBusinessNewsKorea ( )

Hanwha Chemical Corp. on its way to dissolve biomedicine business

Hanwha Chemical Corp., a chemical unit of South Korea’s large conglomerate Hanwha Group, announced that it would stop investing ...

N. Korean senior military official defected to S. Korea in 2015

A high ranking North Korean military intelligence official, responsible of espionage operation against South Korea, defected to ...

Hyundai and Kia together poised to topple Toyota in midsize car maker in U.S.?

Combined car sales of Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. in the U.S. midsized auto market surpassed Toyota Motor Corp.’s in ...

Korean e-commerce provider Ticket Monster attracts $41 mn from NHN Entertainment

South Korea’s second largest daily deal site Ticket Monster Inc. has drawn investment worth 47.5 billion won ($41 million) from ...

NPS ups investment in automobile parts and sheds food and pharmaceutical

South Korea’s public pension fund National Pension Service (NPS) that serves as a big player in the nation’s stock market ...


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