The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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May 06, 2016

TheKorean daily media headlines and humor

Friday,May 6, 2016

Your Excellency:

Here are The KoreaPost notices and a roundup of important headlines from all majorKorean-language dailies, TV and other news media of Korea today:


Lee Kyung-sik


Korea Post Media

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This humor isfrom one of the former ambassadors in Seoul, who continues to have special regardfor his former and incumbent colleagues in Seoul.

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Oneof the sexiest jokes, but very logical…

A Boy washaving sex with a girl on a railway track…

The traindriver spots them and starts hooting but they ignore it.

He appliesbrakes so hard and the train stops just a few yards away from the couple.

Driver jumpsfrom the engine and walks to the boy who has just finished and is standing upand zipping up his pants.

The drivershouts out to the boy "Do you realize that if I had not seen you, thiswould have been your last fuxk!!!

Boy says, “Listendude, you were coming... she was cuming... and I was cuming... Then I realized...only you had brakes.”



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Aquick roundup of major news stories from Korean media:


HighwaysCongested as S. Koreans Celebrate Children's Day Holiday

South Koreansare celebrating Children's Day on this Thursday, from which a four-day weekendhas begun and will last until Sunday.

OxySterilizer Victims Protest in London

A group ofvictims of toxic humidifier sterilizers produced by Oxy Reckitt Benckiser(RB)held a protest on Thursday in front of the venue for RB’s general shareholders’meeting in London.

N.Korea Threatens to Boost Nuclear Deterrence if US Hostile Policies Continue

North Koreahas threatened to further boost its nuclear deterrence each time South Koreademands denuclearization and the U.S. strengthens what it calls"hostile" policy toward the North.

Gov'tto Raise Contribution to ADB Trust Fund to $15 Mln

N.Korea Accepts Over 100 Foreign Reporters to Cover Party Congress

300Children Invited to Magic Show at Top Office


Yonhap (

Park'sapproval rating moves up for 2nd week in a row:

PresidentPark Geun-hye's job approval rating moved up for a second week in a row afterdropping to an all-time low in April, a local survey showed Friday.

S.Korean financial firms fail to cash in on fast growth in China: report

South Koreanfirms have not been able to fully capitalize on the fast-paced growth inChina's financial industry, a state-run think tank said Friday, urging thegovernment to draw more eased regulations from Beijing in its follow-up talkson free trade.

HyundaiMotor's cumulative sales in Canada top 2 mln: data

Hyundai MotorCo., South Korea's leading carmaker, has sold more than 2 million vehicles inCanada since its debut in the market more than three decades ago, industry sourcessaid Friday.

State-runthink tank expected to lower growth outlook for S. Korea: sources

A majorstate-run think tank in South Korea will likely lower its growth projection forthe country as worsening market situations at home and abroad are clouding theoutlook for Asia's fourth-largest economy, sources said Friday.


The KoreaHerald (

Trumpunmoved on U.S. troop costs

Republicanpresidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday that South Korea should payfor all costs related to U.S. ...

Bankstighten loans to large firms on bad debt fears

Major commerciallenders in Korea are tightening standards on new loans for largeconglomerates...

Korea’shousehold debt is manageable: IMF

Korea’shousehold debt has recently been increasing in tandem with rising mortgages onthe bac...

Oxyvictims to meet Reckitt Benckiser CEO in U.K.

Protesters whoflew to the United Kingdom to stage a protest against Oxy Reckitt Benckiser’st...


The KoreaTimes (

NewYork Times to launch food delivery business 

Starting thissummer, the U.S. newspaper will begin selling ingredients for recipes from itsNYT C...

Viewsmixed on economic effect of temporary holiday 

Friday was atemporary holiday designated by the government to stimulate dormant domesticdemand, but views were mixed between government officials and privat... 

Howwe have betrayed readers 

The gust ofrestructuring hitting the industry, a new wave to be led by robo-reporters, isnot the...

UNchief urges N. Korea to resolve problems through dialogue 

Ban made theremark to reporters after a visit to Brookland Middle School in Washington,saying sanctions on Pyongyang are aimed more at persuading the North ...

N.Korea unlikely to change course at key party congress: Chinese media 

The state-runGlobal Times newspaper, however, voiced cautious hope that North Korea may do"pragmatic analysis" about its policy of pursuing both nuclear adv...


Dong AIlbo (

Whois the architect of Trump’s ‘Korea bashing’

As U.S.Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to urge U.S. allies toshoulder the full expenses of keeping U.S…

KoreanTVs sweep top-10 ranking on U.S. Consumer Report

South Koreanelectronics giants’ products have swept the top-10 television list on thelatest edition of U.S. Consumer Report, wh…

LeeDae-ho hit his very first consecutive homers in Major League

He sure was a“big boy.” Lee Dae-ho of the Seattle Mariners (photo) sent a big present toKorean fans on Children’s Day. For the …


Chosun Ilbo (

More Men Give Their Sweet Tooth Free Rein

Young Korean men are increasingly unashamed to indulgetheir sweet tooth rather than drown themselves in manly liquor. A straw poll of500 men between 19 and 59 by a market watcher suggests that those in their 30sare the most avid dessert fans.

Korean Online Shops Make Big Bucks Overseas

The overseas sales of Korean online shopping malls in thefirst quarter surpassed the amount of money Korean consumers spent on foreignonline retailers for the first time. According to Statistics Korea on Monday,Korean online shopping malls earned W478.7 billion from overseas revenues.

Arboretum Most Searched Destination forChildren's Day Outings

The most searched destination for a family outing onChildren's Day is an arboretum in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province. Shopping outletsnear the Seoul metropolitan area swept the following spots, with the mall inIcheon in 2nd, followed by those in Yeoju and Paju.


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

Searchingfor “pure” makgeolli

As thetraditional alcohol market develops, producers seeking ways to keep makgeollipure, and bring it to more consumers

Lawschool professors evade the unfairness of their system

Law schoolprofessors are countering charges of unfairness after a recent EducationMinistry study showed candidates being accepted after submitting applicationslisting the backgrounds of their parents or relatives. “Mentioning that yourfather is a lawyer has nothing to do with fairness,” argued one professor.

Decadesafter Koreans were dispatched, nursing in Germany still unsolved

An event inBerlin on Apr. 26 looked back on the history of the dispatching of South Koreannurses to Germany fifty years after the first were sent in the 1960s. ChoKook-nam, head of the German migrant women’s group DaMigra and one of thenurses dispatched, recounted the difficulties the women experienced at thetime.

Highernumber of residents from overseas volunteering for military service

More and moreSouth Korean permanent residents and dual citizenship holders from overseas arevoluntarily reporting for military service. Data release on May 3 by theMilitary Manpower Administration (MMA) showed 604 permanent residents and dualcitizenship holders voluntarily enlisting in the South Korean armed forces lastyear. The number was up by 32.5% from 456 the year before.

DonaldTrump says “America First” and more stationing burden for South Korea

Donald Trump’svision for Korean Peninsula and foreign policy is becoming the focus ofattention - and fears - with the real estate mogul apparently a lock for thenomination at the upcoming US Republican Party presidential primary.Trump’sforeign policy framework was encapsulated in an Apr. 27 speech titled “AmericaFirst.” It contained a mixture of isolationism through less US militaryinvolvement and commercial reciprocity through “fair” transactions with othercountries - principles that would also apply largely to Korean Peninsulapolicy.

WendySherman: must prepare for possible North Korean “coup or collapse”

Wendy Sherman,former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, served as coordinatorfor North Korean policy during the administration of former US President BillClinton. Her record as one of the "doves" who were closely involvedwhen the US and North Korea nearly normalized diplomatic relations in 2000 alsocreated complications for her confirmation as Under Secretary of State becauseof opposition from the Republican Party.


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

Trumpsays Seoul must pay more

Donald Trump,the presumptive Republican nominee for U.S. president, said that South Koreashould be responsible for “100 percent” of all costs related to maintainingU.S. troops on the peninsula in an interview on Wednesday ? or be prepared todefend itself on its own…

Vietnamsquawks at Korean democracy prize

A prestigioushuman rights award that commemorates one of Korea’s defining democratic momentshas angered…

It’sthe holiday season and the Chinese, Japanese are here

Japan’s GoldenWeek holiday and China’s Labor Day weekend are upon us, and Korea’s arms areoutstretched…

BOK’sLee maintains distance from QE

Bank of KoreaGov. Lee Ju-yeol suggested Tuesday that he was not in favor of printing moneyto allow…

Oxyproducts pulled from shelves as boycott gathers steam

In response togrowing public outrage over Oxy, retailers are rushing to pull all productsmade by Reckitt Benckiser…


The KyunghyangShinmoon (

Hillaryand the 'Old Boys'

The Republicancandidate for the U.S. presidency, Donald Trump recently announced his foreignpolicies, which followed a strictly isolationist route, revealing ···

'AnyoneCan Fish Evil' Na Hong-jin's New Film, Gokseong

Where is evil?In The Chaser (2008), it lurked in the alley of a residential area in Gangbuk,Seoul, and in The Yellow Sea (2010), it lied in Yanbian, China. Na···

Victims,'We Can't Accept an Apology Just for Show. Leave Korea, Oxy!'

Oxy ReckittBenckiser, whose humidifier sterilizers caused harm to the most number ofvictims, officially apologized five years after the incident first broke o···


The KoreaEconomic Daily (

NewInvestment Projects Announced by Publicly Listed Firms Shrink 75%

The aggregateamount of corporate investment has fallen to a quarter of what it was duringthe same period last year. So many firms are cancelling their investment planswhile others went so far as to halt production or close their operationsoutright. According to the electronic disclosure system o... 

JapaneseYen Soars to 105 Yen per Dollar...May Hit 100 Yen Any Time Soon

As the yenvalue rises fast in May, the Japanese financial market is showing signs ofinstability. Foreign exchange experts said there is no telling the yen's valuemay break the 100 yen-per-dollar line from the current 105 yen level any timesoon. On May 3, the yen has appreciated rapidly to enter ...

"NoCollateral No Financial Support for State-run Banks"...BOK Governor

Lee Ju-yeol,Governor of the Bank of Korea, said skeptically about the government's plan torecapitalize the nation's state-run banks by using the central bank'snote-issuing authority. He said this based on the principle of minimizinglosses as support without collateral is in violation of this pri...

Restructuringof State-run Banks More Urgent Than Cyclically Sensitive Industries Korea DevelopmentBank opened in 2011 a new branch office in downtown Seoul as part of itsprivatization move and in order to attract large sums of individual savings.Five years after that, the branch is almost idling with not much work for thestaff. Even though the bank office added two more full...

Hyundaiand Samsung Heavy Industries in Danger of Losing More Orders

Shipbuildingindustry officials said large shipbuilders that are not subject to creditors'control such as Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Heavy Industries arepressured by the government to submit self-rescue plans, which may pose anobstacle for them in winning new orders. That's because some...


AJUBusiness Daily (

Collegeprofessor held in probe into deadly humidifier disinfectant 

Prosecutorsdetained a veterinary school professor Wednesday to see if he covered up theharmfulness of humidifier disinfectants sold by the South Korean unit of aBritish f… 



SamsungDisplay and LG Display to Increase Percentage of OLEDs

SamsungDisplay and LG Display are quickly expanding percentage of production ofOLED176. They are minimizing time and cost that are needed for facilityinvestments by converting previous LCD product

SouthKorea Is the First One to Commercialize 4-Band LTE-A

4-Band LTE-A,which increases speed by tying up 4 frequencies through CA (CarrierAggregation) technology will be commercialized first by South Korea. As auctionfor...

SouthKorean Government to Control E-Commerce Sites Directly

South KoreanGovernment can immediately suspend services from e-commerce sites that arefraud. Once consumers use digital contents such as dramas, music and othersthat hav...

SubscribedLines for Mobile Phones to Surpass 60 Million

Subscribedlines for mobile phones in South Korea is expected to surpass 60 million infirst half of this year. Increased number of lines for IoT80 such as remote...


Maeil BusinessNews Korea ( )

GMKorea and Ssangyong Motor to run factories during holidays on popularity ofMalibu, Tivoli

Assemblyplants of GM Korea Co. and Ssangyong Motor Co. will be kept running at fullcapacity during an extended weekend holiday following the national holiday ofChildren’s Day on May 5, ...

S.Korea’s five companies get higher credit ratings despite market downturn

Despite arecent downturn, five South Korean companies saw their credit ratings rise.According to Seoul-based credit rating ...

SouthKorea to set measures on restructuring by end-June

The SouthKorean government and central bank agreed to come up with detailed plans on howto finance structural reform in the ...


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The KoreaPost, established 31 years ago in 1985, operates five news media outlets, twoin the Korean language and three in English. They are all at your service. Youcan email all your English and Korean press releases and feedback for freepublication to edt@koreapost.comor five media outlets are:

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Humor from a kind-hearted formerCentral Asian ambassador:

Who is poor?

A wealthy woman goes toa saree store and tells the boy at the counter, "Bhaiya, show me somecheap sarees. It is my son's marriage and I have to give to my maid."

After sometime, the maidcomes to the saree shop and tells the boy at the counter, "Bhaiya, show mesome expensive sarees. I want to gift my Mistress on her son's marriage."

Poverty is in the mindor in the purse?

Who is rich?

Once, a lady with herfamily was staying in a 3-star hotel for a picnic. She was the mother of a 6-month-oldbaby.

"Can I get 1 cup ofmilk?" asked the lady to the 3-star hotel manager.

"Yes, madam,"he replied.

"But it will cost100 bucks."

"No problem,"said the lady.

While driving back fromhotel, the child was hungry again.

They stopped at a roadside tea stall and took milk from the tea vendor

"How much?” sheasked the tea vendor.

"Madam, we don'tcharge money for kid's milk," the old man said with a smile.

"Let me know if youneed more for the journey."

The lady took one morecup and left.

She wondered,"Who’s richer? The hotel manager or the old tea vendor?”

Sometimes, in the racefor more money, we forget that we are all humans.

Let's help someone inneed, without expecting something in return.

It will make us feelbetter than what money can.

Coffee never knew thatit would taste so nice and sweet, before it met milk and sugar.

We are good asindividuals but become better when we meet and blend with the right people...

Stay connected.

"The world is fullof nice people... If you can't find one... Be one.

(Editor’s note: Contributethe humor of your country or region and help your incumbent and formercolleagues in Korea chuckle and remember you. Send the traditional and/orcurrent humor of you country or region to or to be shared with your colleagues and Korean friends.)


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