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Monday, January 8, 2018

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

/s/

Lee Kyung-sik

Publisher-Chairman

Korea Post Media

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Special Notice (Good News) for Expatriates:

Excellency, do you have any resident of your esteemed country in Korea wishing to be heard by the Korean public and the international community?

The Korea Post is ready to help them HEARD with all its five media outlets:

Real time-updated Korean Internet news http://www.koreapost.co.kr/

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20-page Korean-language newspaper http://www.koreapost.co.kr/pdf/list.php

English E-daily http://www.koreapost.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=5821

English monthly magazine The Korea Post http://www.koreapost.com/cover/coverList.html

Please encourage them to write to The Korea Post media to the attention of the Editor at

edt@koreapost.com or pub@koreapost.com.

For details, please call Ms. Kim Jung-mi at 010-3388-1682 or 010-5201-1740 (Publisher-editor).

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Wow, thank you, Excellencies and Madams for attendance at the Lotte Tower Tour on Friday 19 January!

Excellencies who have not yet booked for attendance, there are only THREE DAYs to do it!

Scary? Yes, right down below your feet sprawls the downtown Seoul as you stand on the Observation Room on the 123rd floor of the Lotte Tower.

(For reservation of seat, please call 010-3388-1682 (Korean)

or 010-5201-1740 (English, Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post meda)

For details of invitation, please scroll down to the bottom of this Headlines.

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High-ranking UAE official arrives in S. Korea amid speculation about soured ties

A high-ranking United Arab Emirates official arrived in Seoul on Monday for a two-day visit that could address opposition allegations that Seoul's presidential chief of staff traveled to the Middle Eastern nation last month to secretly settle a dispute between the two countries.

Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi, was one of the UAE officials who attended a meeting

between presidential chief of staff Im Jong-seok and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Dec. 10.

(For further details and other hot news, please visit www.koreapost.com.)

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Round-up of important news stories from major Korean dailies today:

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

U.S. wants diplomatic solution to N.K. nuclear crisis: CIA chief

The United States is determined to end North Korea's nuclear weapons program through diplomacy, but it is also prepared to use force if necessary, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency said Sunday.

S. Korea to inspect cryptocurrency accounts at major banks

South Korea's financial authorities will inspect six major local banks over virtual accounts offered to cryptocurrency exchanges in a move to curb speculation and crack down on money laundering, a senior official said Sunday.

USS Carl Vinson on its way to Western Pacific

USS Carl Vinson, an aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy, is en route to the Western Pacific, the Navy announced Sunday. The nuclear-powered supercarrier, accompanied by several guided-missile destroyers and other warships, left its homeport in San Diego last week for the "regularly scheduled deployment" to the region, it said without revealing the scheduled arrival date and mission period.

S. Korea's top nuke envoy mulls visit to U.S. as early as this week

South Korea's top nuclear envoy is considering visiting the United States as early as this week to explain the outcome of the planned cross-border dialogue over Pyongyang's possible participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics slated for next month, sources said Sunday.

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

S. Korea, Japan to Hold Talks on N. Korea's Nuke, Sex Slavery Deal

Senior officials of South Korea and Japan will hold talks on Monday to discuss the North Korean nuclear threats and Japan's wartime sexual slavery. South Korea's Foreign Ministry said that Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon will sit down with Kenji Kanasugi, director general of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, in Seoul on Monday.

CIA Chief: US Wants Diplomatic Solution to N. Korea Nuke Issue

The head of the Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) says that the U.S. is determined to resolve the North Korean nuclear and missile issue diplomatically, but it is also prepared to use force if necessary.

Iranian Oil Tanker Ablaze, 32 Missing after Collision in South China Sea

A massive Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's east coast, leaving the tanker's entire crew of 32 missing and causing oil to spill into the sea.

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

High-ranking UAE official due in S. Korea amid speculation about soured ties

A high-ranking United Arab Emirates official was due in Seoul on Monday on a visit that could address opposition allegations that Seoul's presidential chief of staff traveled to the Middle Eastern nation last month to secretly settle a dispute between the two countries.

Pension fund lowers local stock investment guideline for 2018

The National Pension Service (NPS) has lowered its local stock investment guideline for this year for an estimated 1 trillion won (US$939.4 million) available to purchase new stocks, officials said Monday.

Trump updates French leader on Korea developments

U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, to discuss North Korea's nuclear weapons program and other issues related to the Korean Peninsula, the White House said Sunday.

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

US wants diplomatic solution to NK nuclear crisis: CIA chief

The United States is determined to end North Korea's nuclear weapons program through diplomacy, but it is also prepared to use force if necessary, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency said Sunday.

Will inter-Korean thaw open way for direct talks between US and NK?

With US President Donald Trump expressing his willingness to talk directly with North Korea over its nuclear program, expectations are high over whether the resumption of inter-Korean dialogue would open the way for direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang.

What to expect from CES this year

The world’s leading tech and automobile companies will come together to showcase their latest products and technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show, one of the year’s most highly anticipated tech events and which opens Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

Six banks face probe over bitcoin trading

The governmnt will inspect six major local banks over virtual accounts offered to cryptocurrency exchanges. The move is another in a series to prevent speculation and money laundering, while putting a damper on the hot new money market.

US aircraft carrier heads to Korea

US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is expected to be deployed near the Korean Peninsula ahead of the Feb. 9-25 PyeongChan Winter Olympics. The carrier is en route to the Western Pacific, the ROK Navy said Sunday.

1,200 foreigners 'living on Dokdo'

Nearly 1,200 foreigners are "living" on the easternmost Dokdo island, according to data released on Sunday. The foreigners are among 36,000 "honorary residents" recognized by the Dokdo management office on Ulleung Island, an inhabited island west of Dokdo.

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

Koreas to Hold 1st Talks in 2 Years

North and South Korea will hold the first high-level talks in two years in the border truce village of Panmunjom on Tuesday. North Korea on Sunday informed South Korea who will be representing it at the talks, a day after the South sent a list of its own delegation. It will be the first meeting between the two sides since December 2015.

Don't Go Overboard with New Year's Slimming Regime

Festive indulgence prompts many people to don a hair shirt at the start of the New Year to get back in shape and bring their ballooning weight under control. But drastic measures can backfire, so the slimming regime should be approached with caution and long-term gradual goals rather than rapid results.

March Is the Worst Month for Burglaries

The worst times for burglaries are month of March and late weekend nights.

Security service provider S-1 on Thursday said burglars break in when people leave their houses for long hours as spring finally comes.

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

Moon administration should be prepared to walk away from KORUS FTA

The first round of negotiations on amending the South Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) took place in Washington on Jan. 5. The two sides have now finished their preliminary procedures, including hearings and parliamentary reporting, and begun the actual talks. They are scheduled to hold the negotiations back and forth between Seoul and Washington roughly every three to four weeks.

Questions arise over the cost of paying for North Korean delegation to Pyeongchang Olympics

The confirmation of North Korea’s participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with an agreement to hold high-level inter-Korean talks on Jan. 9 is drawing attention to the question who will pay for the North Korean delegation’s lodging expenses and how.

Blue House cautious about setting hopes too high for inter-Korean talks

North and South Korea will soon be sitting down at the negotiating table for the first time in two years and one month. The talks have been made possible by the direct efforts of the leaders of the two sides.

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

Both sides agree on dialogue delegations

Both Koreas agreed over the past weekend that each of their top government officials for inter-Korean relations will lead a five-member delegation to the high-level talks on Tuesday, a strong hint that the improvement of ties will be discussed in the first official dialogue between the two countries in over two years.

Businesses lay off workers after minimum wage increase

Mr. Kim, 66, has been working as a security guard at Yonsei University’s amphitheater for 10 years. He clocks out at 6 p.m. every day, and other guards take his place in rotations.

But over the past month, his co-workers have been retiring, and rather than replacing them, the university has been installing unmanned security systems.

Korea, U.S. begin formal talks to revise free trade pact

Trade officials from Korea and the United States met in Washington on Friday to discuss amendments to the two countries’ free trade agreement. Both sides signaled a rough path ahead and promised follow-up meetings in the near future - as early as a few weeks from now - in Seoul.

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

Government Apologizes for "Comfort Women Agreement That Went Against Victims' Wishes"

On January 4, President Moon Jae-in spoke on the comfort women agreement between South Korea and Japan and said, "As the president, I cannot deny the fact that this agreement was an official agreement between two states, but I made it clear that we could not accept this as a solution to the comfort women issue."

Touch” on Sensitive Issues Such as Politics and the Military and "Concentrate" on North Korea's Participation in the PyeongChang Olympics

North Korea has responded favorably to the South Korean government's proposal for inter-Korean talks, and inter-Korean dialogue, which had been suspended for a long time, is expected to resume sometime next week. Since the talks will be held after 25 months of silence, the two Koreas have a pile of issues to tackle.

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

N. Korea agrees on high-level talks with S. Korea next week

North Korea agreed to hold high-level talks next week on its participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea and other issues aimed at seeking a breakthrough in frozen cross-border relations, officials said Friday.

Massive long-ins crash server of newly launched crypto exchange

Despite strong government steps to curb a frenzy of speculative investment, simultaneous log-ins by more than 100,000 people crashed the server of a new online exchange on the first day of trading.

S. Korea ready to resume stalled work on rebuilding cross-border railroads

South Korea is ready to resume a stalled project aimed at rebuilding a disconnected railway line that once ran across the heavily armed inter-Korean border up to the northeastern port city of Wonsan in North Korea, officials said.

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

Samsung Elec, Panasonic, 20th Century Fox set up JV to promote HDR10+

South Korea’s tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. has established a joint venture with Japan’s Panasonic and U.S. 20th Century Fox for cooperation to promote more use of its high definition video technology called high dynamic range 10 plus (HDR10+).

LG Elec to develop self-driving solutions under partnership with global SW firms

South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. has partnered with globally renowned software firms to jointly develop integrated solutions for autonomous driving to strengthen its presence in the self-driving vehicle industry..

Hyundai Motor ties up with U.S. Aurora to commercialize self-driving vehicles

Hyundai Motor Group announced on Thursday it will commercialize the industry’s top-level autonomous vehicle technology by 2021 in partnership with Silicon Valley start-up Aurora. The South Korean top automaker said it will reveal its partnership project and development roadmaps at the CES technology conference in Las Vegas next week.

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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

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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.

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TO ERR ON THE SAFER SIDE!

I trust that Your Excellency may be aware that we are ready to fully meet ALL the information dissemination-acquisition requirements of the Embassies—free of charge.

Please visit the following URLs and order us:

Real time-updated Korean Internet news http://www.koreapost.co.kr/

Real time-updated English Internet news http://www.koreapost.com/

20-page Korean-language newspaper http://www.koreapost.co.kr/pdf/list.php

English E-daily http://www.koreapost.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=5504

English monthly magazine The Korea Post http://www.koreapost.com/cover/coverList.html

To satisfy your information dissemination-acquisition requirements, please drop a line at edt@koreapost.com, pub@koreapost.com or yeskoreapost@gmail.com

The publisher-chairman of The Korea Post media is serving the Diplomatic Community for more than 40 years, 32 years with The Korea Post and 10 years with The Korea Herald as the Cultural Editor who covered the Diplomatic Community.

For quick response, call Chairman Lee directly at 010-5201-1740 or reporters at 010-3388-1682 or 010-7584-5873.

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Hat of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte of France

Time is running out, and there are only 11 days left to the Lotte Tower tour.

Has Your Excellency made reservation yet—for the Ambassador Tour of the Lotte World Tower on Friday 19, January 2018?

As we have already informed the Excellencies, the Host (President and Mrs. Dongki Park of the Lotte World Tower Company) has included in the list of ‘What to See’ that day the treasured Hat of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte of France (1808-1873).

Lotte World recently won a bidding for it for nearly 2.6 billion Won, and puts it on display for the Ambassadors

To see on Friday 19 January 2018!

President and Mrs. Dongki Park of the Lotte World Tower Company cordially invite Your Excellency and Madam, together with other Ambassadadors and Madams, to a Special VVIP Tour of the famed Lotte World Tower on the morning of Friday 19 January 2018.

The exhibits on that day include the Hat of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte of France. Please visit: http://www.koreapost.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=5725

The Tour is orgaized by The Korea Post media at invitation of President and Mrs. Dongki Park of the Lotte World Tower Company.

The tour schedule is as follows:

09:30 hours Friday 19 January 2018: Meet at the Cartier of the Avenuel Hall on the 1st Floor of the Lotte World Jamsil builing. (Cars may be parked at the Parking Lot of the Lotte World Tower Building.)

09:40-10:10 hours: Vivit the Public Information Center, view video presentations.

10:20-11:00 hours: Tour the Lotte World Tower Observation hall.

11:00-12:00 hours: Vivist the 123 Lounge and attend a snack-beverage meeting hosted by President Park and the other leaders of the Lotte World Tower.

12:00 hours: Leave the Lotte World Tower.

Note: The Visitor's Car may be parked at the Parking Lot of the Lotte World.

To make reservation, please call Ms. Kim Jung-mi at 010-3388-1682 or Ms. Shin Eugene at 010-6589-4378.

Very Resepctfully Yours

/s/

Lee Kyung-sik

Publisher-Chairman

The Korea Post media

Scary? Yes, right down below your feet sprawl the downtown Seoul

as you stand on the Observation Tower on the 123rd floor of the Lotte Tower.

Picturesque garden and surrounding areas of the Lotte Tower Building.

Lee Kyung-sik  edt@koeapost.com

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