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July 07, 2016

TheKorean daily media headlines and humor

Thursday, July 7, 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


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:


S.Korean Shares Tumble on Renewed Brexit Woes

South Koreanshares tumbled on Wednesday on renewed fears over Britain’s decision to leavethe European Union.

PresidentPark Encourages S. Korean Olympic Athletes

President ParkGeun-hye has visited the National Training Center to encourage South Koreanathletes who are preparing for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.

Volkswagen'sEmissions Cheating First Perceived in S. Korea 5 Years Ago

Prosecutorsare said to have secured evidence that the head office of Volkswagen in Germanypartially admitted around 2011 to rigging emissions levels by manipulatingexhaust gas recirculation software.

S.Korea to Expand Anti-N. Korea Loudspeaker Operations

S.Korean, US Marines Practice Infiltration into N. Korea

DMHan Min-koo: Time and Location of THAAD Deployment Undecided

S.Korean Shares Tumble on Renewed Brexit Woes

Ownersof Luxury Cars to Pay 15% Higher Insurance Premiums



U.S.blacklists N. Korean leader over human rights abuses

The UnitedStates blacklisted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un over human rights abuses onWednesday in an unprecedented, highly symbolic measure underscoringWashington's determination to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang.

S.Korean police seeking clues on suspected Russian militant

South Koreanpolice said Wednesday that they are seeking to track down the activities of asuspected Russian member of a militant group allegedly linked to Al-Qaeda.

Putinsends message to N. Korean leader

Russian PresidentVladimir Putin has sent a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and voicedhis hope that the two sides can expand dialogue and cooperation for peace andstability on the Korean Peninsula, the North's state media said Wednesday.

N.Korea says midair explosion of its missile in June was intentional

North Korea'smain propaganda outlet claimed Wednesday that the recent midair explosion of aballistic missile was intentional, calling it a test attack on enemysatellites.


The KoreaHerald (

Koreano longer safe from earthquakes: experts

Following amagnitude-5.0 earthquake detected near waters off the southeastern city ofUlsan on Tuesday evening, experts...

'CreativeKorea' turns out to be less than original

Heated debatesurrounded South Korea’s new national slogan on Wednesday with allegations ofpl...

[Decoded]Hyundai Motor challenged at home

Hyundai Motoris facing increasing challenges on home ground, with Korean consumers looking at...

Gograndmaster gets first taste of politics

Long beforeSouth Korea’s Go master Lee Se-dol was thrust into the limelight for his historic...


The KoreaTimes (

Seoulto expand anti-NK broadcasts 

The SouthKorean military plans to double its number of loudspeaker facilities to beef upanti-North Korea propaganda broadcasts along the border in retaliati...

'StoneAge' tops Google, Apple app markets in Korea 

NetmarbleGames said Wednesday its new mobile game “Stone Age” reached the top of thetop-grossing charts for both Google and Apple app markets in Korea.

Schools,students at odds over phone bans 

Cell phonesare a must-have for students, and controlling them at school is notsimple. 

Biasedguide on foreign crewmen stirs controversy 

Two Vietnamesecrewmen on a Korean fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean allegedly killed theship's...

FTCfalsely accused banks 

Four yearsafter investigating allegations that six banks colluded to increase benchmarkinterest rates for mortgages, the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has end... 

Koreaneeds new leadership after Brexit

Korea needsnew leadership to unite the country to overcome various challenges in the post-Brexit...

Nationalcampaign seeks better work-life balance 

"Whatwill you do during the vacation?” “We have a company dinner today. Why don’tyou just join in?”

FTAsdrive big jump in Korea's US, European car imports 

The free tradeagreements Korea concluded with the United States and the European Union havesharply increased automobile imports from these places, industry...


DongAIlbo (

N.Korea's Musudan missile unable to reach Guam, U.S. scientist claims

The Musudanmissiles that North Korea launched last month had an actual range of 3,000kilometers and thus would not be able to r…

MajorLeague respects the privacy of players

"Mostguys' ideal woman is a stranger whom they have never met."That is what entertainerShin Dong-yup said in a TV program. Ther…

Nexonlaunches Sudden Attack 2 aiming to regain popularity

Korea's gamedeveloper Nexon launched Wednesday its official edition of Sudden Attack 2, afirst person shooting game played in P…


ChosunIlbo (

Korean Youngsters Have Stars in Their Eyes

More and more youngsters aspire to a showbiz career,putting pressure on parents to pay for classes so they can get into talentmills like SM, JYP and YG. The companies' weekly auditions bring out long linesof hopefuls.

Seoul Denies Impending Summit with Japan

Korea on Tuesday denied a Japanese news report thatPresident Park Geun-hye will sit down one-on-one with Japanese Prime MinisterShinzo Abe to discuss compensations for wartime sex slavery.

How to Avoid Monsoon Depression

People often feel depressed during the rainy season asthe ample sunshine suddenly gives way to grey and wet weather.This phenomenoncan sometimes be worse than in autumn and winter because the change is soabrupt.


HanKyoRehShinmoon (

[Reportage]Dream of the Butterfly gets warm reception on the ground in Berlin

Group of youngactivists have stopped in various European cities to spread awareness ofcomfort women issue

Clingingto his identity, Korean resident of Japan denied entry to S. Korea

On June 28,JeongYeong-hwan, 35, an associate professor at Meiji Gakuin University, wasonce again denied entry to South Korea. Jeong is a third-generation Chosen-sekiKorean who is living in Japan.

Japanhoping for summit with S. Korea, but Seoul is reluctant

The Japanesegovernment hopes that South Korean President Park Geun-hye will clearly expressher intention to relocate the statue symbolizing the comfort women from itscurrent position in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul in order to moveforward with the comfort women agreement…

Biochemicalweapons experiments in the middle of a city of 3.5 million?

Busan Port’sPier 8, which has been in operation since 1980, is located in the Gammanneighborhood of the city’s Nam District. Within just three kilometers of thepier there are many important public institutions and community facilities,including more than 20 schools, 20 to 30 apartment complexes, the UnitedNations Memorial Cemetery…


JoongAngIlbo(conservative) (

Quake near nuke plants rattles houses, nerves

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake was detected off the coast ofUlsan Tuesday evening, leading to immediate concerns over the safety of thenuclear power plants in the area.

Kakao Bank will do full range of financeactivities

Bank will enter the card business and investment banking,including sales of securities and asset management…

North releases water from dam without notice

North Korea discharged water from its Hwanggang Dam 42kilometers (26 miles) north of the military demarcation line…


The KyungHyangShinmoon(

[[First Parliamentary Interpellation: Day 2]The Minjoo, "Is It Infringement of Press Freedom Only When They Threatenand Torture Journalists Like the Military Regime of the 1980s?"

The controversy over former Cheong WaDae Senior Secretaryfor Public Relations Lee Jung-hyun and the Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) onthe coverage of the Sew···

Fifth Most Powerful Earthquake in Korea:Vibrations Detected Even in the Seoul Metropolitan Area

On the evening of July 5, an earthquake with a magnitudeof 5.0 occurred in Ulsan. This is the most powerful earthquake that occurredthis year and is the fifth···

[First Parliamentary Interpellation: EconomicAffairs] Aware of Possible Criticism for 'Shoveling Sand Against the Tide,' ButStill 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···


The KoreaEconomic Daily (

Samsung Electronics Reports Q2 OperatingIncome of 8.1 Tril. Won

Only July 7, Samsung Electronics reported operatingincome of 8.1 trillion won during the second quarter against the sales of 60trillion won.

Land Rover Ranked No. 1 in KED Import CarService Index Evaluation

Land Rover, a high-end sports utility vehicle brand, wasranked at the top by Korea's after-sales service evaluation for import cars.Runners-up included Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. The Korea Economic Daily, KookminUniversity Automotive Service Research Institute, Korea Consumer Agency, andKorea Insu...

Naver, LS, Hwaseung, Doosan Engine Shares SkyHigh on Listing of Subsidiaries

The share prices of Naver, LS, Hwaseung Industries, andDoosan Engine are flying high thanks to the listing of their subsidiaries.Expectations are growing that the value of these subsidiaries would escalatethrough initial public offerings. On July 5, the share price of Naver wasclosed at 750,000...


AJU BusinessDaily(

Pirates'Kang Jung-ho under investigation for alleged sexual assault

Kang Jung-ho,a Pittsburgh Pirates infielder, is under investigation over a sexual allegationwhich took place last month, Chicago police spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. TheChicago police spokesperson described Kang as the "potential su…

iPhone7 Plus specs unveils in Foxconn symposium: Leaks

An image ofPowerPoint slide which includes details of the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus had beenleaked online on Wednesday. The image, uploaded by a Chi…

Lottefounder's daughter faces arrest for corruption

South Koreanprosecutors sought a court-issued warrant Monday to arrest the 74…



Fair Trade Commission Rejects M&A betweenSK Telecom and CJ HelloVision

Fair Trade Commission (FTC) rejected M&A between SKTelecom and CJ HelloVision because it believed that there will be ¡®severelimitations in competitions¡? even most areas of CJ HelloVisions…

Vice-Chairman Kwon Oh-hyeon of SamsungElectronics Meets with Chairman...

Vice-Chairman Kwon Oh-hyeon of Samsung Electronics, whois also the CEO of Samsung Display, met with Chairman Li Dongsheng of TCLCorporation, which is China’s biggest electronics company


MaeilBusinessNewsKorea ( )

Importcar sales dip in June in Korea as buyers shun scandal-ridden VW and Audi brands

Sales of AudiVolkswagen Korea plunged amid scandalous and broad rigging in emission tests ofits imported brands, pushing down overall sales figures of foreign car brandsin Korea in the ...

FifthMost Powerful Earthquake in Korea: Vibrations Detected Even in the SeoulMetropolitan Area

On the eveningof July 5, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 occurred in Ulsan. This is themost powerful earthquake that occurred this year and is the fifth···

[FirstParliamentary Interpellation: Economic Affairs] Aware of Possible Criticism for'Shoveling Sand Against the Tide,' But Still Announced 'Normalization' 7 DaysLater

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


The Korea Post is at your service.

The KoreaPost, established 31 years ago in 1985, operates five news media outlets, twoin the Korean language and three in English.

They are allat your service. You can email all your English and Korean press releases andfeedback for free publication to edt@koreapost.comor five media outlets are:

(1) A Koreanprint newspaper (,

(2) A KoreanInternet (,

(3) An EnglishInternet (,

(4) An Englishprint monthly (,and

(5) An Englishe-daily (/rankup_module/rankup_notice/notice_list.html)

Sendyour news releases and feedback:

Sendthe Embassy news releases to edt@koreapost.comforpublication by all its five media units, including one Korean ( one English ( dailies, which are updated real-time.(Call 010-5201-1740 forfurther details.)


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Your Excellency:

Send your latest press release(s) in Korean to( for immediate publication and

They are published by the five media outletsofTheKorea Post, including the Korean-language Internet newspaper, Englishwebsite and the Korean-language newspaper (

VeryRespectfully Yours



Publisher-Chairmanof The Korea Post


IncludeThe Korea Post chairman in your Kakaotalk partner list for HOT NEWS!

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!

Manyambassadors are already Kakaotalk news sharers with Chairman Lee!


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_______.

Mobilephone of driver or secretary:_________________________.     Regrets:_____.

(Pleasemark the blank spaces above and below with an X or Tick and revert


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 industryand products 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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