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The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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:

Very Respectfully Yours


Lee Kyung-sik


Korea Post Media


Show off either your own national costumes or Korean Hanbok!

Ambassadors, diplomats, families invited to wear and introduce their costumes (and win coveted citations!)

On Thurs Dec. 7, 2017

Time is running out and its only one week away to the much-coveted International Costume-Hanbok Show on Thursday December 7, 2017.

Why hide the wonderful costumes of your country? Why not show off your personality in Hanbok and make the Korean people love you?

Ambassadors, diplomats and their family members are cordially invited to

Show off the wonderful costumes of their own cotuntry, or

Wear how wonderfully Korean Hanbok fit them!

And WIN the much-coveted Plaque of Citation!

Again the time-date is Dec.7 and the place is Plaza Hotel

Call Sua Kim or Kim Jung-mi at 010-7584-5873/010-3388-1682 for participation and inquiries.

And be fully exposed to the 5 media outlets (3 English, 2 Korean) of The Korea Post!


1800 hours, Thursday 7 December 2017: Presentation of Seodo (Korea’s Western Province) folk songs. Photo session for group photographs

1800-1820 hours: National anthem, declaration of ceremony open, welcome address and congratulatory addresses.

18:20-1850 hours: Presentation of performing art

1850-1940 hours: Dinner amidst with presentation of performing art numbers

1940-2010 hours: Fashion parades of Korean and international costumes.

2010-2030 hours: Presentation of citations and memorial gifts.

2030 hours: Declaration of the close of the Festival.

(For further details and inquiries concerning participation, please visit: http://www.koreapost.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=5448.)


What’s ticking in Korea today? Here is a quick roundup of important news stories from the major Korean news media today:

The Korea Post media (www.koreapost.com) in English, (www.koreapost.co.kr) in Korean.

S. Korean president vows strong measures against N. Korean missile launch

South Korean President Moon Jae-in strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile launch Wednesday, vowing to ramp up sanctions and pressure on Pyongyang."I strongly condemn North Korea for staging such reckless provocations," Moon said in an emergency meeting of the National Security Council held hours after the communist state launched what was believed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile. "North Korea must immediately give up its reckless pursuit that will lead to its isolation and demise, and come to the dialogue table. The government will never tolerate North Korean provocations," he added, according to the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae.

Hyundai to launch all-new Veloster globally in Q1

Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's largest carmaker by sales, said Wednesday it will launch the all-new Veloster coupe early next year in global markets.The carmaker said it plans to unveil the Veloster for the first time at the Detroit motor show in January ahead of sales in the key North American automobile market.In the first quarter of 2018, the new Veloster, mated with a 1.4-liter or 1.6-liter gasoline turbo engine, will be available in the domestic market, a company spokesman said, without giving the timetable for the model's launch in the United States. Both versions of the model are equipped with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, while the 1.6-liter model is also available with a six-speed manual transmission for a more fun and engaging drive, the company said in a statement.

N. Korea fires ballistic missile: S. Korea's military

North Korea fired an apparent long-range missile from an area north of Pyongyang early Wednesday, resuming its provocations after a 75-day lull, according to South Korean and U.S. militaries."North Korea launched an unidentified ballistic missile into the East Sea from the vicinity of Pyongsong, South Pyongan Province, at around 3:17 a.m. today," South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The missile flew some 960 kilometers at an apogee of around 4,500 km, it said. The data suggest the North might have tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

N.K. may announce completion of nuke force within 1 year: Seoul official

South Korea's unification minister said Tuesday that North Korea may announce its completion of nuclear force within one year as the North has advanced its nuclear program at a faster pace. Cho Myoung-gyon made the remark as Japan's Kyodo News reported that radio signals suggested that North Korea might be preparing for a ballistic missile launch after a roughly 70-day absence of provocations. "North Korea has been developing its nuclear weapons at a faster pace. We cannot rule out the possibility that North Korea could announce its completion of nuclear force in a year," Cho told foreign correspondents in Seoul.

Gov't to appoint civilian expert to lead Sewol search team

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said Tuesday it will appoint a civilian expert to lead the team searching of the wreck of the Sewol, after it came under fire for concealing the discovery of remains. The team tasked with searching the wreckage of the Sewol ferry found a piece of bone from the ship on Nov. 17, but its chief told team members to keep the finding secret from the victims' families in a suspected attempt to put an early end to the search. The examination of the wreck has been going on since the vessel was raised in March.


KBS (http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/)

Moon Strongly Condemns N. Korea's Missile Provocation

President Moon Jae-in has strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile launch, saying his government will never tolerate North Korean provocations. The president made the remark on Wednesday during an emergency meeting of the National Security Council(NSC) held at around 6 a.m., which lasted for about an hour. According to the top office, the president said that North Korea must immediately give up its reckless pursuit which will lead to its isolation and demise, and come to the dialogue table. The president said that if North Korea completes its development of intercontinental ballistic missiles, things could worsen and get into uncontrollable confusion.

JCS: N. Korea Launches Ballistic Missile

The South Korean military says that North Korea launched what appears to be a long-range ballistic missile into the East Sea from Pyongsong, South Pyongan Province, at around 3:17 a.m. Wednesday. The Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said the missile soared as high as some 45-hundred kilometers and flew some 960 kilometers. The missile was fired on a lofted trajectory. If it was fired at a normal angle, it would have traveled more than ten-thousand kilometers. The missile is presumed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM) with a range of over ten-thousand kilometers.

UNSC to Hold Emergency Meeting Thursday on N. Korea's Missile Provocation

The UN Security Council will reportedly hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss North Korea's latest missile provocation. South Korea, the U.S. and Japan requested the emergency discussion right after Pyongyang launched a long-range ballistic missile early Wednesday. A UN official said that the meeting will be held Thursday, adding that Security Council resolutions ban North Korea's ballistic missile launches. The Security Council is also expected to adopt a chairman's statement or press statement condemning the North's latest missile provocation.


Yonhap (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr)

Shinsegae to continue Incheon store biz until next year

South Korean retail giant Shinsegae will run its department store west of Seoul until next year as the company has reached an agreement with its rival Lotte, the two conglomerates said Wednesday, ending the five-year feud over the business rights of the outlet. The two retailers have been in talks after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the country's fifth-largest business group Lotte over its acquisition of land in Incheon from the city government in 2012 earlier this month. "The two companies have agreed on Shinsegae operating the department store at the Incheon terminal for one additional year until Dec. 31, 2018, and for Lotte to take it over afterwards," they said in a joint statement.

Seoul: N. Korea's provocation will only deepen its isolation

South Korea's foreign ministry condemned North Korea's long-range missile launch Wednesday, warning the country's military provocation will only further deepen its diplomatic isolation and economic difficulties."North Korea's repeated provocative acts pose a grave threat to the Korean Peninsula, as well as the international peace and security," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in its statement. "The government condemns North Korea for its continued escalation of tension with its reckless provocation that came in disregard of our sincere efforts to relieve tension and build peace on the Korean Peninsula."The ministry also warned that with its provocations, North Korea will only earn "diplomatic isolation and economic hardship."

N. Korea missile launch to have limited impact on financial market: finance minister

North Korea's latest missile launch is expected to have a limited impact on South Korea's financial market, but authorities vowed to take swift actions, if necessary, to cushion any fallout from the latest provocation, Seoul's top economic policymaker said Wednesday. Earlier in the day, North Korea fired an apparent long-range missile from an area north of Pyongyang, resuming its provocations after a 75-day lull, according to the South Korean and U.S. militaries.The missile flew some 960 kilometers reaching an apogee of around 4,500 km, it said.


The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)

NK launches ICBM in possibly its longest-range test yet

North Korea abruptly ended a 10-week pause in its weapons testing Tuesday by launching what the Pentagon said was an intercontinental ballistic missile -- apparently its longest-range test yet -- a move that will escalate already high tensions with Washington. Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning said the missile was launched from Sain Ni, North Korea, and traveled about 1,000 kilometers before landing in the Sea of Japan within 370 nautical kilometers of Japan’s coast. It flew for 53 minutes, Japan’s defense minister said.

North Korea’s top 15 nuclear and missile targets: report

North Korea’s nuclear and missile hit list includes Cheong Wa Dae, the White House and major cities in both South Korea and the United States, a European think tank report said. North Korea lacks a clear distinction between the use of nuclear weapons against military targets and their use against civilian targets, or any plan for a gradual escalation from attacking military bases to striking cities,” the European Council on Foreign Relations said in a recent report.

Chip industry sees new opportunities with IoT

The upcoming era of the Internet of Things is forecast to require a high level of collaboration among chipmakers, software developers and device manufacturers, according to the head of Arm Korea, a computing chip intellectual property company based in Seoul. To connect objects and mobile devices to the internet, standardized platforms -- like Arm’s Mbed Cloud -- that are widely accessible to any company and related software solutions will be needed. Therefore, there are ongoing discussions across industries, such as the one led by the Open Connectivity Foundation.


The Korea Times (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)

N. Korea fires what appears to be ICBM

North Korea fired what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), ending its 75-day pause of weapons testing and shattering expectations that the hiatus might lead to dialogue over the North's nuclear and missile programs. The missile traveled about 960 kilometers and flew for 53 minutes before landing in the waters within 370 nautical kilometers of Japan's coast, according to officials from South Korea and U.S. governments. It is North Korea's first provocation since it fired an intermediate-range missile over Japan on Sept. 15.

Volcanic eruption imminent in Bali as Mt. Agung gushes fire, smoke

A volcano gushing towering columns of ash closed the airport on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali for a second day Tuesday, disrupting travel for tens of thousands, as authorities renewed their warnings for villagers to evacuate.Mount Agung has been hurling clouds of white and dark gray ash about 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) above its cone since the weekend and lava is welling in the crater, sometimes reflected as an orange-red glow in the ash plumes. Its explosions can be heard about 12 kilometers (7 1/2 miles) away.

Man caught impersonating police officer to get woman's phone number

A man has been caught impersonating a police officer to get the phone number of a woman he fancied, police said Tuesday. Busan Saha police said the man, in his 30s, was being investigated for violating a law that bans people impersonating public officers, including police. According to police, the man approached a Vietnamese woman late at night on Nov. 26in Busan. He introduced himself as a police officer and asked her to show her ID and phone number to check if she was a documented foreigner. He was said to be drunk at that time.


DongA Ilbo (http://english.donga.com)

China lifts travel ban to S. Korea while issuing ban to N. Korea

The Chinese government has partially lifted a ban on group travel to South Korea in eight months since it slapped the ban in March. But it stopped short of lifting the restriction on cooperation with Lotte Group, unwittingly admitting to the allegation that the restriction was a retaliatory move by the Chinese government in response to South Korea’s deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).

Samsung’s new vacuum cleaner adopts ‘Flex Handle’ function

A Samsung Electronics designer contemplated on how to disperse the weight when he designed top-heavy (motors attached to the handle), cordless vacuum cleaner “Power Gun."

As a member of the design team of Samsung Electronics’ Consumer Electronics Division, Seo Seung-uk started the design of the vacuum cleaner with pressure that it needs to be superior to rival products due to its late advancement into the market. His aim was to hit two birds — weight and performance — with a stone.

Korea, U.S. and Japan cooperate to save elderly lady with rare blood type

An airplane departs from Kansai International Airport in Japan, at 5:00 p.m. Thursday to Gimpo International Airport in Korea, and in its cargo compartment, there lied a white Styrofoam box filled with dry ice, containing five units (400mL pet unit) of scarlet frozen blood. It was “Bar D Bar Bar D Bar (-D-/-D-)” blood, which is an extremely rare blood type. On the next morning, the thawing liquid, which is mandatory for thawing frozen blood, left the U.S. Army Base in Pyeongtaek to Severance Hospital in Seoul. The hospital in Pyeongtaek U.S. Army Base is the only place that has the thawing liquid for blood in Korea.


Chosun Ilbo (http://english.chosun.com)

China Lifts Ban on Cut-Price Package Tours to Korea

China's National Tourism Administration on Tuesday lifted a ban on so-called zero-dollar package tours to Korea. The tours were banned eight months ago, when a spat erupted over the stationing of a THAAD anti-missile battery from the U.S. in Korea. But now China's National Tourism Administration told offline travel agencies in Beijing and Shandong Province they can sell package tours to Korea again. Travel agencies in those parts of China account for around 30 percent of all Chinese tourists visiting Korea.

Manufacturing Loses Steam as Economic Engine

Korea's manufacturing industry, once the core engine of economic growth, has seen revenues decline for the last four years. This is the first time since statistics began in 1968 that manufacturing revenues has declined for such an extended period. Even during the Asian financial crisis, manufacturing revenues fell only in one year, 1998. The data was announced by Statistics Korea on Monday. Last year, the manufacturing sector generated sales of some W1,418 trillion, down one percent from 2015 (US$1=W1,089). The only part of the sector where sales grew was semiconductors, up 6.6 percent to W84.2 trillion.

N.Korea 'Needs Another Nuke Test to Complete Weapon'

North Korea will probably conduct another nuclear test before it completes its nuclear weapons program, a Chinese source has told Radio Free Asia. RFA on Saturday quoted the source who said that he heard the news from a senior North Korean Army officer he is friendly with. The source added that the next nuclear test will be most powerful of all the North's nuclear tests so far. The source said the timing of the next test is up to leader Kim Jong-un.


HanKyoReh Shinmun (http://english.hani.co.kr)

Park Geun-hye to be tried in absentia

The presiding judge in Park Geun-hye’s corruption and bribery trial announced on Nov. 28 that the former president would be tried in absentia. Hon. Kim Se-yoon made the decision after Park refused to show up for a second day following the resumption of her trial after a 42 day hiatus on Nov. 27. In October, the former president’s legal team had resigned en masse and Park herself had declared that she would “boycott” the trial, which led to a lengthy halt of the proceedings. On Nov. 27, Hon. Kim had warned that Park could be tried in absentia regardless of whether she appeared, and the judge followed through on this threat the following day.

Site of North Korean soldier’s defection through JSA shows little change

On Nov. 13, a North Korean soldier surnamed Oh, 24, risked his life to defect to South Korea through the Joint Security Area (JSA) at Panmunjeom. It was not until Nov. 27, two weeks later, that the site of the defection was opened up to the press. Reporters were allowed to visit the site of the defection in the company of South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo. Song was in Panmunjeom to tour the site and to encourage the soldiers in the JSA security detachment battalion. Guides from the military were quite strict with the visiting reporters.The close proximity of North and South Korean outposts creates a safety risk. If you leave the designated area, you may be stopped by force,” one of the guides said. “The mood is very tense because only two weeks have passed since the incident. Be sure you obey the instructions of the guards.”

SK Foreign Minister refutes suggestions that THAAD operations will be restricted

In response to claims that China has asked for the operation of the THAAD missile defense system to be restricted, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Nov. 27 that “the South Korean government is not thinking about restricting the operation of the THAAD system.” She also reconfirmed that the claims about China are “not the truth.”Kang made the remarks during a plenary session of the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee after Liberty Korea Party lawmaker Yun Sang-hyeon asked whether the government was considering the option of limiting its use of the THAAD system because of China’s concerns. “Matters related to operating the THAAD system are decided on the level of the South Korea-US alliance,” Kang said.


JoongAng Ilbo (http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/)

North fires apparent ICBM in first missile test in over 2 months

North Korea fired what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) into the East Sea early Wednesday morning, breaking more than two months of silence from the Kim Jong-un regime.South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff announced that the missile, launched at 3:17 a.m. from Pyongsong, South Pyongan Province in western North Korea, flew nearly 960 kilometers (596 miles) after peaking at an altitude of 4,500 kilometers before landing in waters between the North and Japan. Had it been fired at a normal angle, the missile could’ve flown more than 10,000 kilometers, said local military officials, which easily passed the 5,500 kilometer threshold to qualify as an ICBM.

Beijing partially lifts ban on Korea tours

China’s tourism authority partially lifted its ban on group tours to Korea, the first official sign of Beijing reversing unofficial economic sanctions on Korea over Seoul’s decision to deploy a U.S. missile defense system. China’s National Tourism Administration held a meeting Tuesday and decided to allow offline tourist agencies in Beijing and Shandong Province to sell package tours to Korea. It took eight months for Chinese authorities to partially lift a ban designed to make Korea suffer for allowing the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) antimissile system. Chinese authorities still maintain other restrictions on group tour programs. For example, tour agents are banned from using hotels and duty free stores run by Lotte Group.

Apple addicts scramble to get hands on the iPhone X

Apple’s 10th anniversary phone, the iPhone X, was officially launched in Korea last Friday but supplies are incredibly tight, frustrating many Apple ecosystem devotees willing to shell out big bucks for the much-hyped model.And some customers who took a chance on checking at telecom stores got phones faster than people who took the trouble to preorder them earlier this month. Some preorders may not be delivered until Dec. 7.


The KyungHyang Shinmun (http://english.khan.co.kr/)

Income Tax to Be Imposed on Religious Occupations Next Year, But “Activity Expenses” Will Be Exempt

Expenses for religious activities, such as pastoral activity expenses in Protestant churches, will be exempt from the taxation of religious occupations. In addition, accounting books recording expenditures for items other than the money and goods given to a person engaged in a religious occupation will also be excluded from a tax investigation. This has some experts concerned that the taxation of people in religious occupations beginning next year will end up as an incomplete measure.On November 27, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance announced that they would draw up the amendments of the Enforcement Decree of the Income Tax Act including these details and announce them on November 30.

The 3, 5, 10 Amendment of the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act Rejected

The government's move to amend the Enforcement Decree of the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act (a.k.a. Kim Young-ran Act) and allow public officials to receive gifts of agricultural, meat, and marine products worth up to 100,000 won has been blocked. On November 27, the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission held a plenary session at the government office in Sejong and reviewed the amendment, but the revised bill failed to obtain the majority of the votes.The amendment drawn up by the commission maintained 50,000 won as the highest price of gifts that public officials could receive, but included an exception that would allow gifts worth up to 100,000 won so long as the gifts were agricultural, meat or marine products.

Six Months of Smooth Sailing, But Now a Troubled Yoon Seok-youl

The Prosecution Service, which had conducted investigations of former and incumbent public officials without a moment‘s hesitation during the past six months, has now come across an obstacle. An arrest warrant for a key ruling party figure, allegedly involved in corruption, has been denied, and the court has released a number of former government officials already arrested after a review of their arrest. These investigations were all led by Yoon Seok-youl (57), who the Moon Jae-in government surprisingly appointed as the head of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office. As the court pulls the brakes on these investigations, politicians are also raising their voices of criticism, driving the investigation of long-established irregularities into a corner.


The Korea Economic Daily (http://english.hankyung.com/)

Korea's MBI to Establish EV Plant in Vietnam

MBI, a Korean manufacturer specializing in making transmissions, will build an electric car plant in Hanoi, Vietnam, jointly with local firm N&G Group. The two companies will invest a total of US$1 billion for the next seven years.The companies said on September 21 that the heads of the two companies signed an agreement to establish a joint venture called Viko Motors in South Hanoi next month. Earlier in June this year, MBI was promised by the Vietnamese government and the Hanoi city government for a 20-year free land lease, high-tech investment incentive, preferential tariffs, and designation of MBI-held patented technologies as Vietnamese standards.

Oil Refiners See Good Times ahead due to Rising Oil Prices

International oil prices have hit a record high in seven months as they went up over US$50 a barrel. The domestic oil refining sector raised its hopes of improving their profitability in the third quarter after suffering poor results for two consecutive quarters. The spot price for Dubai crude as compiled by the Korea National Oil Corp. was $53.64 a barrel on September 16, up by 7 cents from the previous day. This is the highest level since February this year when the figure was $54.39.

Gov't Decides to Give $8 Mil. Aid to North Korea...Timing to Be Announced Later

The government has decided to give support to North Korea worth US$8 million in programs helping its vulnerable people including children and pregnant women indirectly through international organizations. It, however, has not decided when to start sending money and exactly how. This is interpreted as a choice to deflect criticism that it is undertaking an aid project at a time when North Korea is causing an international storm by launching a series of missile tests.


AJU Business Daily (http://eng.ajunews.com/korea)

President Moon's pro-union policy encounters sudden obstacle

President Moon Jae-in's pro-union policy has encountered an unexpected obstacle after Paris Baguette, the country's largest bakery franchise chain with a nationwide network, rejected an order to provide full-time jobs to thousands of temporary workers. The battle came after the labor ministry took action in September to improve job security and working conditions for about 5,300 bakers and other staff members working at thousands of Paris Baguette franchise stores on outsourced service contracts.

Drone used for first real postal delivery on remote island

A drone successfully delivered a package of mail weighing eight kilograms to a remote village on a southern island in a pilot project to open an era of unmanned postal service in South Korea.The delivery on Tuesday took ten minutes between a port in the southern coastal county of Goheung and a village hall on Deungnyang Island, the Korea Post said in a statement, adding the drone made a safe four-kilometer trip across the sea.The project came after a drone called "Monster 815A" made a test flight last month in an urban area in Sejong south of Seoul to evaluate the safety and performance of an auto-piloting drone developed for unmanned postal service. The drone carrying a payload of up to 10 kilograms is capable of flying for up to 40 minutes in a range of 15 kilometers (6.6 miles).

Kumho group chief takes his hands off troubled tire company

The chairman of Kumho Asiana Group, which owns South Korea's second-largest airline, promised to take his hands completely off Kumho Tire, which has been put under a debt restructuring program by creditors following their failed attempt to sell a controlling stake to a Chinese company."I have no intention of acquiring Kumho Tire never again," Kumho group chairman Park Sam-koo told reporters, adding the group would focus on transportation, construction and aviation.


Maeil Business News Korea (http://www.pulsenews.co.kr/)

S. Korea protests against China’s styrene dumping charge

Seoul which just recently mended ties with Beijing over a security matter said it protested strongly against China’s initiation of an anti-dumping probe into Korea’s styrene monomer (SM) imports. Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said it “strongly” urged a “fair investigation” into the SM anti-dumping allegation at a public hearing held by the Chinese commerce ministry in Beijing on Tuesday.

Korean institutional investors hold record-high foreign securities in end-Sep

South Korean institutional holding in offshore securities reached all-time high of $224.3 billion by the end of September as local institutions capitalized on ample liquidity conditions to seek higher returns in overseas. According to data released by the Bank of Korea (BOK) on Tuesday, Korean institutions held $224.3 billion worth foreign securities as of the end of September, up $13.5 billion compared to the end of June.

Korean FTC conditionally okays Maersk’s HSDG buyout

South Korea’s antitrust watchdog on Monday approved the world’s No. 1 shipper Maersk Line’s $4 billion acquisition of industry’s seventh Hamburg Sud (HSDG) on condition that the German container carrier drops out of the shipping consortium on the trade routes connecting Asia and Central and South America. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) reviewed antitrust approval from Maersk in April after it acquired a full stake in the German shipper that is on the same dominant 2M Alliance in October last year, in compliance with Korean laws that require M&A consent for companies earning 20 billion won ($18.3 million) or more in revenue from Korea.


What’s ticking around the world at this second?

See what the world media around the world have to report:

USA Today www.usatoday.com aallman@gannett.com

The New York Times www.nytimes.com inytletters@nytimes.com

Wall Street Journal www.wsj.com support@wsj.com,service@wsj-asia.com

Financial Times www.ft.com ean@ft.com

The Times www.thetimes.co.uk help@timesplus.co.uk

The Sun www.thesun.co.uk talkback@the-sun.co.uk

Chinese People's Daily www.people.com.cnkf@people.cn

China Daily www.chinadaily.com.cn circulation@chinadaily.com.cn

GwangmyeongDaily www.gmw.cn webmaster@gmw.cn

Japan's Yomiuri www.yomiuri.co.jp japannews@yomiuri.com

Asahi www.asahi.com customer-support@asahi.com

Mainichi www.mainichi.jp

Le Monde www.ilemonde.com

Italy LaRepubblica www.quotidiano.repubblica.it vittorio.zucconi@gmail.com

Germany Frankfurter AllgemeineZeitung www.faz.net anzeigen.ausland@faz.de

SüddeutscheZeitung www.sueddeutsche.de forum@sueddeutsche.de

Australia Brisbane Times www.brisbanetimes.com.au syndication@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Sydney Morning Heraldwww.smh.com.au

Colombia Reports http://colombiareports.com

Bogota Free Planet http://bogotafreeplanet.combfp@bogotafreeplanet.com

El Universal http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/english

Andes http://www.andes.info.ec/en

Ecuador Times http://www.ecuadortimes.net

The Jordan Times https://www.jordantimes.com

LSM.lv http://www.lsm.lv/en

The Baltic Times http://www.baltictimes.comlithuania@baltictimes.com, estonia@baltictimes.com, editor@baltictimes.com

El Pais http://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html

Philippine Daily Inquirer https://www.inquirer.net

Daily News Hungary http://dailynewshungary.com

Budapest Times http://budapesttimes.hu


The Korea Post is running video clips from the different embassies.

Azerbaijan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR8CBpcQ4WM

Sri Lanka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hByX92Y2aGY&t=22s

Morocco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfFmp2sVvSE

And many other countries.


Participants in the past (4th) Hanbok Fashion Festival

Photo shows models wearing the costume of an ancient Korean dynasty King (left) and Queen at the 5th annual Hanbok Fashion Show.

International guests model at a Hanbok fashion show hosted by Daehan Ilbo.

Kindergartners appear on the cat walk stage wearing children’s Hanbok. The girl on the left wears Saekdong Jogori (a coat with multi-colored sleeves).

A former dynasty warrior was also featured at the Korean costume fashion parade.

Student models show off different Hanbok costumes.

A Yangban (Joseon Dynasty aristocrat) couple show off Hanbok dresses worn at the time.

Lee Kyung-sik  edt@koreapost.com

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