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July 06, 2016

TheKorean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday, July 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:

Very Respectfully Yours


Lee Kyung-sik


Korea Post Media


Special notice:

The official email of The Korea Post is (1) edt@koreapost.comand (2) personal email address of the Publisher-Chairman of The Korea Post is

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Our heart-felt congratulations on your National Day in August!

Excellencies with the National Day coming in August,has our request for a full-fledged National Day interview brought to yourattention?

If not, please check with your secretary! We havemade an irresistibleoffer. Please scroll down to the bottom for full details.

(Please scroll down to the bottom for full details.)


The Korea Post tours

The Korea Postcurrently has a very important tour for the ambassadors and spouses.

Asingle day tour of the 2016 Yecheon World Insect Expo

MayorLee Hyun-joon of the Yecheon County of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province cordiallyinvites Your Excellency and Madam to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2016Yecheon World Insect Expo on Saturday July 30, 2016,which is attended by Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on behalf of President ParkGeun-hye. Please check the full details of the Invitation at the bottom of thisHeadlines.

Aquick roundup of major news stories from the Korean media today:


TorrentialRain Pounds Central Region, Causing Damage

Torrentialdownpours pounded the nation on Tuesday, with the central region bearing thebrunt of the showers.

S.Korea, US Yet to Decide When, Where to Deploy THAAD

The DefenseMinistry says Seoul and Washington have not yet agreed on when and where to deploythe U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense(THAAD) battery.

KOSPISnaps Winning Streak on Tuesday

Afterrecording six straight sessions of gains, the benchmark Korea Composite StockPrice Index(KOSPI) closed lower on Tuesday due to institutional selling.

S.Korea, US Yet to Decide When, Where to Deploy THAAD

Parkto Have Luncheon with All Ruling Party Lawmakers

UnificationMinistry Received 95 Reports of N. Korean E-mails, Faxes

KOSPISnaps Winning Streak on Tuesday

KERI:Chinese Firms Outperformed S. Korean Firms in Competitiveness


Yonhap (

S.Korea urges China to take 'effective and tangible' action on illegal fishing

South Korea onTuesday called on China to take "effective" and "tangible"countermeasures aimed at resolving the issue of illegal fishing by itsfishermen, the foreign ministry said.

Tradeministers of S. Korea and Myanmar agree to boost ties

South Korea'stop trade official met his Myanmarese counterpart Tuesday to discuss ways toenhance bilateral cooperation, Seoul's trade ministry said.

ReigningOlympic archery champ fueled by past failure

South Koreanarcher Ki Bo-bae has experienced the highest of the high and the lowest of thelow in her sport.

S.Korea should focus on N. Korea sanctions: top diplomat

South Koreashould keep pressing North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions, thecountry's top diplomat said Tuesday, adding that the focus should be placed onenforcing tough sanctions on Pyongyang until it leads to results.


The KoreaHerald (

Heavymonsoon rain pounds capital, central area

Heavy rainfallpounded Seoul and the central regions of the peninsula Tuesday, forcing some200 people from their homes....

Sanitarypads controversy highlights women's poverty, reproductive health

Ok Hye-rim was21 years old when she moved to Seoul from her hometown in Busan in 2001.While...

HelloJupiter! NASA spacecraft arrives at giant planet

PASADENA --Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after afiv...

Publicoutcry over nickel in Coway’s ice makers

Coway, whichrents out household products, has reportedly kept consumers in the dark for anent...


The KoreaTimes (

5.0-magnitudeearthquake detected near Ulsan 

A5.0-magnitude earthquake was detected in waters 52 kilometers east of Ulsan at8:33 p.m., said the state weather agency. 

USFKveterans' association in the making 

Korea and theUnited States have agreed to form an association this year comprising formerand inc... 

Gov'tto create 250,000 jobs in service sector 

The governmentannounced a package of deregulatory steps, Tuesday, designed to make theservices i...

Seoulmayor opposes gov't's US military base development plan 

Seoul MayorPark Won-soon opposes the central government’s plan to build governmentbuildings on the site of the current U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) inYongsan,... 

Timefor 'Korexit' 

Over the pasttwo decades, neo-liberalism and its core concepts of unfettered trade, marketsuprem...

THAADtalks entering final phase 

Frank Rose,one of U.S. negotiators for the possible deployment of a Terminal High AltitudeArea D...

NKscientists to get luxury houses 

North Korea isreportedly building a luxurious residential complex in Pyongyang for itsscientists, engineers, professors and other skilled workers involved i...


DongA Ilbo (

Nationalroad linking Saemangeum Seawall, Gogunsan Islands to open

The section ofNational Road 4 linking Saemangeum Seawall and Gogunsan Islands, and thesection between Jangseong in South Jeolla Province and Jeonge…

Gov'tto withdraw honors given to relatives of N. Korea's founder

The Patriotsand Veterans Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday it will seek to cancel ordersof merits, national foundation medals that were awarded to…

Prosecutorconfirm?death of Korea's most notorious con man

Prosecutorsconcluded that Cho Hee-pal died. The Daegu District Prosecutors' Officeannounced Tuesday the results of its comprehensive investigation,…


Chosun Ilbo (

Home Appliance Makers Pin Hopes on NicheMarkets

Home appliance makers are targeting niche markets to liftsales amid the ongoing slump. A prime example is stick vacuum cleaner, whichare useful for tackling dust in tight corners but not a lot more.

Korean Air to Penalize No-Show Fliers

Korean Air will fine international flight passengers whofail to turn up without notice. Korean Air said the penalty will begin Oct. 1and aims to promote "reservation etiquette." Passengers who fail toturn up for flights to North America, Latin America and Europe will be chargedW120,00 to get on another flight.

Korea to Get Times Square-Style Billboards

Korea has given the green light to massive digitalbillboards like the ones in New York's Times Square and Piccadilly Circus inLondon. The government has eased regulations on digital advertising andpermitted the designation of downtown spots where anything goes.


HanKyoReh Shinmoon (

Unionleader gets stiffest sentence for rally organizer in S. Korea’spost-democratization history

Han Sang-gyunfound guilty on all charges for organizing popular indignation rally late lastyear

Teendating in South Korea: earlier, more open and more digital

Kim Ye-sol, agirl in the first year of middle school, was excited to talk about her datingexperience. “Not long ago I started my 13th relationship. We‘ve been seeingeach other for 90 days now. My boyfriend is in the third year at my school,”Ye-sol told a Hankyoreh reporter on the playground of her middle school inSeoul, at the end of last month.

Howa linguistic misunderstanding led to a deep sea killing

Last month,the South Korean captain and chief engineer of a deep-sea fishing vesseloperating in the Indian Ocean tuna fishery were murdered by Vietnamese sailors.

Study:traditional Korean diet lowers colon cancer risk by 60%

TraditionalKorean cuisine - rich in vegetables, fish and soybeans - lowers the risk ofcontracting colon cancer by 60%, a new study says.


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative) (

Rain soaks central Korea, 4 seniors missing

In the torrent of rain that hit central Korea Monday andTuesday, roads flooded, traffic was paralyzed, some 2,000 households lost powerfor hours, and at least four people went missing.

Gov’t vows to nudge economy into services

Korea needs to significantly strengthen the servicessector of its economy, the government said…

U.S. mulls sanctions on Pyongyang for rights

The United States is looking for the first time atimposing sanctions on North Korean officials for violations…


The KyungHyangShinmoon (

[First Parliamentary Interpellation: EconomicAffairs] Aware of Possible Criticism for "Shoveling Sand against theTide," But Still Announced "Normalization" 7 Days Later

In the parliamentary interpellation on economic affairs,which took place on July 4, the government and the opposition parties engagedin a fierce battle over t···

Voter Turnout among Women in the SeoulMetropolitan Area Jumps: The Power of the 20s & 30s Who Judged Those withVested Power

The young voters in their twenties and thirties turnedout to be the main group that created a National Assembly where the oppositionholds the majority of seats, overturning various survey results pr···

Sanitary Napkins on a Fence in DowntownSeoul: Does It Make You Uncomfortable?"

Let's put up sanitary napkins together!" "Wenever asked to menstruate, but it's too expensive," "The governmentshould regulate the unreasonably high c···


The KoreaEconomic Daily (

Gov't to Invest $36 Bil. in Renewable EnergyProjects by 2020

The government will invest a total of 42 trillion won(US$36.4 billion) in the renewable energy sectors including solar and windpower until 2020. The Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy held aninauguration ceremony for the energy future strategy committee at the PlazaSeoul on July 5 and annou... 

FTC Sends Review Report in Relation to CJHelloVision Acquisition to SK Telecom

The Fair Trade Commission has finalized its deliberationon the merger case of CJ HelloVision by SK Telecom and sent the results to SKTelecom on July 4. Given the letter included an order to sell off its MVNOphone service unit; this is construed as a conditional approval. The result reportwas out...

Korean Won's Appreciation Marks 6th Highestamong Major Currencies

The level of appreciation of the Korean won marked thesixth highest among the world’s 43 major currencies since Britain decided toleave the EU. Unlike the currencies of emerging economies whose value declinedsharply since Brexit, the Korean won's value recovered at a rapid pace.According to the...


AJU BusinessDaily (

SKTelecom banned from acquiring cable TV operator

South Korea'santi-trust watchdog has rejected SK Telecom's bid to become a media giant thr…

Asianawins approval to launch second low-budget carrier

Asiana's newbudget carrier, Air Seoul, won government approval to launch services…

Regulatorscomplete initial screening of SK Telecom bid

South Korea'santi-trust watchdog has completed the initial screening of top mobile carrier…



LG Innotec Develops Flexible Pressure Sensor

LG Innotec has developed a pressure sensor that isflexible as fiber. This sensor senses force that is exerted from outside. LGInnotec (CEO Park Jong-seok) made an...

APP Attended FPD China 2016 to Go AfterChinese Markets

To enter Chinese markets, APP exhibited atmosphericplasma equipment for cleaning and others at a huge display exhibition that washeld in China.


Maeil BusinessNews Korea ( )

SKTacquisition of CJ HelloVision vetoed by govt agency

Afterseven-month deliberation, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) tentativelydisapproved SK Telecom Co.’s acquisition of cable TV content distributor CJHelloVision Co., saying the ...

NetmarbleGames to join bidding race for online casino gamer Playtika

NetmarbleGames Corp., mobile game unit of South Korean conglomerate CJ Group, joined thebid for Israel-based social network ...

Kazakhinfrastructure led by Korean consortium could draw first PPP loan from

The AsianInfrastructure Investment Bank, a regional lender launched by China last year,offered to consider extending policy ...


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Hispersonal mobile phone number is 010-5201-1740.

ChairmanLee has a lot of up-to-minute hot information to be shared with YourExcellency. Do your esteemed country a favor and bring the two greatcountries closer together using Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post, who owns and operates five print and Internet newsmedia, including Korean-language, English and Korean-languagenewspaper Use Chairman Lee and hisfive news outlets for the sake of your great country!

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Invitationto the 2016 Yecheon World Insect Expo

Iam pleased to inform Your Excellency that Mayor Lee Hyun-joon of the YecheonCounty of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province cordially invite Your Excellency and Madamto attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Yecheon World Insect Expo onSaturday July 30, 2016, which is attended by Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn onbehalf of President Park Geun-hye. Please visit:/news/view.html?section=161&category=181&no=1303for details of the Expo.

Theitinerary of the Tour is as follows:

1330hours Saturday 30, 2016: Meet at Grand Hyatt Seoul (near the Water Fountain).

1330-1630hours: Move by Limousine Buses to Main Venue of the Inspect Expo.

1630-1700hours: Visit the Main Theme Hall of the Expo, Amusement Park, IndustrialPavilion, and the Parblue Garden.

1700-1715hours: Move to the Dinner Banquette Hall of the Yecheon Wedding Hall.

1715-1815hours: Attend Dinner hosted by Mayor and Mrs. Lee Hyun-joon.

1830-1900hours: Attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Yecheon World Insect Expo.

1900-2200hours: Move back to Seoul arriving at Grand Hayatt Seoul.

VeryRespectfully Yours




TheKorea Post phones: 2298-1740/2, mobiles 010-3388-1682 (Korean) and010-5201-1740 (Chairman Lee Kyung-sik).

RSVP:Yes, my spouse and I will attend_______. I will attend alone_______.

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Ourheart-felt congratulations on your National Day in August!

Alas! It is already that time of the month againwhen The Korea Post busily preparesfor the publication of a National Day Special Report for the countries withtheir National Day falling next month. Here is our request for an interview theExcellency with the National Day falling in the month of August:

Our heart-felt congratulations on the National Dayof your esteemed country in August this year!

The Korea Post, 31 years old this year, publishes:(1) an English print monthly (, (2) a real-timeKorean-language Internet newspaper (, (3) a Korean-languageprint biweekly newspaper (, (4) anEnglish e-daily, and (5) an English e-daily newsletter.

At this time, I would like to have an extensiveinterview with Your Excellency for a Special Report on your country in ourAugust 2016 issue (published at the end of the preceding month by all the abovefive media units. On the assumption of Your Excellency’s kind consent, Ipresent our interview questionnaire as follows:

1. What are the important developments scheduledbetween Korea and your country, including the possible visit of your Head ofGovernment to Korea.

2. What is the volume of bilateral trade, itsoutlook in the next 12 months?

3. What are your competitive fields of industry andproducts attractive to Korea and what are Korean products and services thatyour country might wish to import?

4. Who are the Korean companies (other thanJaebeol business groups) actively engaged in the promotion of economiccooperation between Korea and your esteemed country?

5. What are the areas in your country where youwant Korean companies to invest and what are the areas where you wish yourbusinessmen to invest in Korea?

6. Please introduce your Head of Government indetail, including major achievements.

7. What is your view of Korea and the Koreanpeople before and after your arrival here?

8. What are the attractive tourist destinations ofyour country?

9. Please introduce yourself in detail, includingyour career, family and hobbies.

10. Please add whatever other details that wemight have left out from the questionnaire.

After your answers to the above basicquestionnaire are ready, I would like to visit Your Excellency in person withmy photographer and editor for photo-taking and whatever other details becomeavailable in the course of the interview. Our phone numbers are 2298-1740/2 andmy personal cell phone is 010-5201-1740.


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