The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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July 18, 2016

TheKorean daily media headlines and humor

Monday, July 18, 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


Humor from akind-hearted, colleagues-loving former ambassador from a Middle East country

Ata party in an MNC the boss ordered a young junior lady officer to say a joke toall.

Thelady officer didn't like the way he ordered and his attitude.

Butfinally she agreed for a joke.

Seewhat she said...

"Oncethere was a fight between human body parts.

Brainsaid: I am the boss because I take all decisions.

Feetsaid they want to be the boss because they carry the whole load.

Heartsaid it is the lifeline and no one can survive without it.

Similarly,lungs, kidney, liver, hands, eyes, etc. came up with their reasons.

Whilethe argument was at its peak, asshole shouted, "Why should I be ignored? Iam also eligible to be a boss."

Allbody parts started laughing at it.

Assholegot annoyed and went on strike, blocked itself and refused to open.

Ina short time, hands cranked, eyes blurred, ears emitted hot air, brain got heavy,heart and lungs panicked.

Thusfinally they all had to agree and accept that asshole should be the boss.

Alljunior officers clapped. The boss was shocked.

Moral:Itdoesn't matter how talented you are. Any asshole can be your boss!

Editor’snote: We at The Korea Post, as wellas our readers, greatly appreciate the ‘humor donations’ to be shared with ourreaders


MeetPrime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn at the 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 PresidentPark Geun-hye.

Pleasescroll down to the bottom of this Headlinesfor further details and (many) more photos as well as Letter of Invitation ofMayor Lee at the bottom of this Headlines. (For registration, please call Ms.Kim Jeong-mi at 010-3388-1682 or Reporter Aaron Bae at 010-4556-6148 [English])

Panoramicview of Yecheon World Insect Expo 2012

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


S.Korea Commemorates 68th Constitution Day

The NationalAssembly held a ceremony on Sunday to commemorate the 68th Constitution Day. Anumber of people attended the ceremony including...

S.Korea, Mongolia Agree to Seek FTA

South Koreaand Mongolia have agreed to seek a bilateral free trade agreement.


PresidentPark Expresses Optimism S. Korea's Future

S.Korea Commemorates 68th Constitution Day

S.Korea, Mongolia Agree to Seek FTA

Park:Unification is Final Piece of Eurasia Vision, Solution to N. Korea Human RightsIssue

120S. Koreans Stranded at Istanbul Airport, All Safe

ViceFMs of S. Korea, US, Japan Discuss N. Korea Nuclear Issue as Key Agenda

PrimeMinister Apologizes to Seongju Residents over Planned THAAD Deployment


Yonhap (

Angels'Choi Ji-man picks up 1st big league RBI, steal in win

Choi Ji-man ofthe Los Angeles Angels picked up his first major league RBI and steal in avictory.

Parkreceives gift horse from Mongolian president

President ParkGeun-hye received a gift horse from Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj,Park's office Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday, denying a news report that she hasrejected the gift.

4dead, 16 injured in car pileup

Four peoplewere killed and 16 others were injured on Sunday as five vehicles piled up onan expressway in Gangwon Province, police said.

Frenchpeople in Seoul gather to remember Nice victims

Some 80people, including French nationals, gathered at the French embassy in Seoul onSunday to commemorate those killed in last week's truck attack in Nice


The KoreaHerald (

Nationaldivide deepens over THAAD

The riftbetween pro- and anti-THAAD camps continued to deepen over the weekend withfurther political wrangling and pub... .

Turkeyrounds up plotters after thwarting anti-Erdogan coup

(AFP) Turkishauthorities rounded up dozens of senior military personnel and judges in aruthle...

Seniorprosecutor arrested on bribery charges

South Korea’ssenior prosecutor was placed under arrest Sunday on charges of taking bribesfro...

[KOREANLUXURY] Heaven-grade ginseng roots: Luxury in health food form

This is thesecond installment of a series of articles on companies in Korea striving toenter ...


The KoreaTimes (

Korea,Mongolia to seek free trade deal 

South Koreaand Mongolia have agreed to seek a free trade pact to expand bilateral economiccooper... 

Increasedactivities detected at NK nuke test site 

South Koreaand the United States have detected increased activity at North Korea’sPunggye-ri nuc... 

StarbucksKorea promotes 'people business' 

StarbucksCoffee Korea has been placing top priority on fostering its “people business”to create ... 

Dogsoup culture appears licked in Korea 

“Boshintang,”which translates as dog soup, is disappearing from Korean culture. 

Visitorsget down and dirty at Boryeong Mud Festival 

The BoryeongMud Festival in South Chungcheong Province has grown to be one of Korea’shottest int... 

Lawmakerpushes for statutory rape age increase 

Kim Seung-hee,a lawmaker from the ruling Saenuri Party, is backing a bill to increase thestatuto... 

NKdeletes Kim dynasty pictures from textbooks 

All picturesof Kim Jong-un’s family have been removed from North Korean textbooks,according to A... 

YoungCalifornians to learn about 'comfort women' 

Californianhigh school students will learn about “comfort women” -- who were forced intosexual s...


DongAIlbo (

S.Korea, Mongolia to seek free trade deal

South Koreaand Mongolia agreed on Sunday to seek an economic partnership agreement (EPA),a kind of free trade agreement, with M…

Dozensof children among victims of Nice truck attack

When thisreporter was covering news at the scene on Saturday local time in Nice, athree-year-old boy came to me and gave a smal…

KimHyo-joo leads the LPGA Marathon Classics

The HighlandMeadows Golf Club (par-72 course) in the U.S. state of Ohio where the 2016Marathon Classic is being held has been c…


ChosunIlbo (

Young Jobseekers Complain of InvasiveQuestioning

Many young jobseekers complain about behavior borderingon harassment from prospective employers in their job interview. A poll foundthat 64.8 percent felt offended by their treatment in the job interview.

Proceeds of WWII Sex Slaves Film Donated toCharities

The producers of the movie "Spirits'Homecoming," which depicts the plight of Korean sex slaves for Japanesetroops during World War II, donated proceeds of W500 million from the movie tocharity.

Old Phone Booths Become E-Car RechargingStations

Unwanted public phone booths are being transformed intorecharging stations for electric vehicles. The Environment Ministry saidThursday that it has turned nine phone boxes into recharging stations incooperation with KT Linkus.


HanKyoRehShinmoon (

SouthKorea must choose energy future: dirty coal or renewable?

Despitegrowing alarm over air pollution, government planning to construct newcoal-fired plants

[Reporter’snotebook] South China Sea ruling and the stark reality of geopolitics

The US andChina are trading recriminations over the ruling on the South China Sea reachedon July 12 by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, located at The Hague, in theNetherlands.

[Reporter’snotebook] South China Sea ruling and the stark reality of geopolitics

The US andChina are trading recriminations over the ruling on the South China Sea reachedon July 12 by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, located at The Hague, in theNetherlands.


JoongAngIlbo(conservative) (

PAC revealed to media to allay fears of Thaadradar

In an attempt to alleviate continued public concern overelectromagnetic waves emitted from the Terminal High Altitude Area Defensesystem (Thaad) system, the Ministry of National Defense

BOK cuts 2016 growth forecast to 2.7 percent

The Bank of Korea (BOK) cut its 2016 growth forecast forthe economy to 2.7 percent from 2.8 percent…

Electricity use rising with high temperatures

Korea’s daily electricity consumption for this summer isexpected to reach more than 80 million kilowatts…


The KyungHyangShinmoon(

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Minimum wage increase sparks controversy

The decision to raise the hourly minimum wage for nextyear by more than 7 percent did not sit well…

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The KoreaEconomic Daily (

2017 Minimum Wage Hiked by 7.3%...Rises 33%in 4 Years Since 2012

The minimum wage level to be applicable from next yearhas been raised to 6,470 won an hour (1,352,230 won in monthly wage assumingthe number of monthly working hours is 209), up 7.3 percent (400 won) from thisyear. For the past four years since 2013 when the hourly minimum wage was 4,860won, the... 

Samsung Heavy Virtually Wins 3 Tril. WonOffshore Plant Order

Samsung Heavy Industries, which has failed to receive anynew ship order so far this year, is now believed to have virtually received anorder for about 3-trillion-won offshore plant. According to industry sources,Samsung Heavy Industries formed a consortium with France's Technip and Japan'sJGC Co...

Growth of Major Economies Forecast to BeSlower Next Year Than This

Amid heightened uncertainty arising from Britain'sdecision to leave the EU, the economies of the United States, China, and Europeare forecast to worsen next year than this year. If the growth of majoreconomies will be slower next year than this, it would be the first time fortheir growth to hit...


AJU BusinessDaily(

Prosecutorsseek warrant to arrest LotteHomeshopping C…

A glitteringLotte Group building is under construction in southern Seoul. Prosecutorssought an arrest warrant Thursday for the head of Lotte H…

Policeround up more than 70 for dangerous street racin…

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HyundaiMerchant allowed to join global shipping allian…

[Courtesy ofHyundai Merchant] South Korea's Hyundai Merchant Marine has been allowed tojoin a global shipping alliance, paving the way for its rehabilitatio…



Traditional Korean 'Hanok' hotel opens ascity landmark

South Korea's luxurious "Hanok" hotel craftedby a band of master carpenters opened Friday as a landmark in the southern cityof Namwon, featuring a pavilion, a pond and other traditional things to attractforeign tourists. The hotel cal…

HanbitSoft discloses VR deal with China'sBaofengmojing

[Courtesy of HanbitSoft] HanbitSoft, a South Koreancomputer game developer, said Friday it has forged a deal with a Chinesevirtual reality gadget developer whi…


MaeilBusinessNewsKorea ( )

S.Korea, Mongolia agree to pursue EPA

South KoranPresident Park Geun-hye and her Mongolian counterpart Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorjheld a summit meeting on Sunday in the government office of Mongolia to agreeto pursue a bilateral...

Minimumwage for next year decided at $5.7 per hour, up 7.3% from this year

South Korea’sMinimum Wage Commission announced on Saturday that minimum wage for next yearhas been decided at 6,470 won...

Koreanshipbuilders, energy firms join hands to develop LNG bunkering market

As part ofefforts to have a grip on the growing liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkeringmarket, a group of South Korean companies...


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Mayor Lee Hyun-joon of the YecheonCounty cordially invites all the ambassadors, spouses

YecheonCounty government hosts World Insect Expo Yecheon 2016

Locatedat the foot of 1,430-meter high Mt. Sobaek in southeastern part of Korea,Yecheon County has been preserving clean environment with thick foreststhroughout the region. Capitalizing on this clean and eco-friendly environment,the Yecheon County government initiated programs of researching and developingindustrial insects by establishing an industrial insect research institute in1998 ahead of other local autonomous governments. Based on researchachievements, resources and experiences accumulated for a decade, the Countyauthority hosted the first insect expo in 2007 and the Insect Bio Expo in 2012when it showcased as many as 330,000 insects of 100 species, such as honeybees, osmiacornifrons, dynastid beetles, dorcushopeis and protaetiabrevitarsis.(Please scroll down to the bottom for the Mayor’sLetter of Invitation at the bottom of this Report.)

Abird’s eye view of the venue of the World Insect Expo Yecheon 2016

Acknowledgingachievements and programs, the then Ministry of Knowledge Economy (nowintegrated into the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) designated theCounty as the special zone of insect industry in 2009. Encouraged by thedesignation, the municipal government has been concentrating efforts ondeveloping and commercializing insects as well as development of eco-friendlyagriculture. It also built the ecology institute of insects and a butterflyobservation park.

Havinggrown as the home of insects, the Yecheon County government will hold the WorldInsect Expo Yecheon 2016 for 17 days from July 30th (Saturday) to August 15th(Monday), 2016 organized by Yecheon Insect Expo Organizing Committee under thetheme of ‘Smart Future Together with Insects’. The expo is designed to showcasethe mysterious world of insects and vision of insect industry through a largevariety of things to see, experience and enjoy at diverseeco-edutainment-oriented programs of exhibitions, festivals and events. Theexpo facilities will be consisted of six major spaces, including the insecttheme hall, insect experiencing hall, insect industry hall, Fabre’s garden,insect ecosystem park and bio-industry exhibition hall.

EcologicalExperience Hall

Asthe world’s largest insect exposition, programs and events of the World InsectExpo Yecheon 2016 will include special exhibition of edible insects, rareinsects and endangered insects, insect cooking contests, insect food cookingshow, experience of insect foods, children’s cartoon contest with live drawingshow of Kim Pung, a popular webtoonist, eco-friendly painting contest ofchildren, and operation of insect-featuring 3D video show, using thesefacilities. Symposiums on insects and insect industry will also take placeduring the Expo.                     

Theinsect theme hall will provide visitors with a chance of reevaluating inherentvalue and features of insects, and exploring future life by presentingpotentiality of insect industry. It will introduce the interesting world ofwaterside insects that fiercely struggle for existence, forest insects thatbuild environment, and smart insects in cities. It will also deliver necessityof the insect industry that emerges as an alternative for preventingdestruction of environment and shortage of resources by highlighting insectsthat help man and keep ecosystemic relations with mankind. At the same time,the hall will display value of insects as sustainable future alternativeresources, and world situation and vision of edible insect industry andinsect-driven eco-friendly agriculture, as well as future technologies thatleverage capabilities of super insects, such as biotechnology, green technologyand robot technology.

Inother halls, including insect experiencing hall, insect industry hall, Fabre’sgarden, insect ecosystem park and bio-industry exhibition hall, they arouseinterest in insects, showcase performance and technologies related with insectindustry, provide information on inherent features of insects, and publicizethat creative agriculture is a vital industry and future growth engine throughsymposiums and workshops. Among programs and events, particularly noteworthyones are the first and premium insect food contest, insect food cooking andtalk show taken part by prominent chefs from Korea, Japan and Bulgaria, andinternational symposium on insect bioindustry.

Asthe venue of the World Insect Expo Yecheon 2016, Yecheon County has a number oftourist attractions, including the Yongmun-sa, a Buddhist temple with historyof over 1,100 years, a 600-year old pine tree named Seoksongryeong, andGeumdangsil Traditional Village. The Yongmun-sa Temple has several nationaltreasures including the Daejangjeon, the oldest wooden building in Korea, andMokbuljwasang, a wooden Buddhist statue. The old pine tree, Seoksongryeong, isunique in that it pays tax to the municipal government as the owner of a largearea of land. The Geumdangsil Traditional Village is preserving manytraditional Korean houses and shrines of ancient aristocrats including a99-roomed house of Lee Yuin, a high-level government official in the JoseonDynasty. Most of these ancient buildings are designated as cultural assets.Another cultural asset in the Village is a dolmen of the Bronze Age.

InsectBio Expo Yecheon 2012

Panoramicview of Yecheon World Insect Expo 2012

Accreditedby International Congress of Entomology (ICE)

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




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