The Korean daily media headlines and humor
The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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April 9, 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Here are The Korea Post news and notice, humor from Korean-language economic dailies and a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media this morning:


Lee Kyung-sik


Korea Post Media


The Korea Post notice:

There is only ONE DAY left to the Tour of Dangjin City.

Partly cloudy skies are forecast for the Dangjin Area on Friday 11 Arpil 2014 with a high of 19 degrees Centigrade and a low of 9 degrees, which could not be better for a local tour.

What’s in store for the visiting ambassadors and spouses? What can be expected from the tour:

Please visit: /news/view.html?section=161&category=181&no=499.

Has Your Excellency made a reservation for The Korea Post tour of the Dangjin City for the Ambassadors and Madams on Friday 11 April 2014?

The Tour consists of:

Attending the opening ceremony of the traditional Korean Tug-of-War

Hands-on-experience of interesting cultural events, including trying-on of Joseon Dynasty costumes and photo-taking,

A visit to the plush Guest House and production facilities of Hyundai Steel, and

A visit of the Sacred Land of St. Kim Dae-geon.

In case Your Excellency has not yet received the Invitation, a re-run of the invitation and itinerary of the Tour toward the end of this Headlines.


Story and pix on the Live Flower Arrangement Exhibition on April 3, 2014 are at the end of this Headlines as well as on The Korea Post Online (/news/view.html?section=162&category=182&no=497).


Is your National Day coming up soon? Or is the Head of State of your country visiting Korea soon?

You may have the portrait painting of your Head of State painted by a famed Korean portrait artist who has painted the portraits of President George W. Bush, President Lee Myung-bak at Cheong Wa Dae, President Park Chung-Hee, the then First Lady Park Geun-hye and various other most important persons of Korea and the world.

Please visit the following sites of The Korea Post Internet for sample paintings.

Please directly call Chairman Lee of The Korea Post at 010-5201-1740 for immediate contact with the artists.

For more photos, please visit:

Pope John Paul II (left) and Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan of Korea. Cardinal Kim is among the most respected in Korea


Humor from Korean economic dailies:

Hankuk Kyungje

He vs She

“In the beginning, God created earth and rested. Then God created man and again rested.

After that God created woman….”

“And then, what happened? Didn’t God rest?”

“Of course, not. Since then, neither God nor man has rested!”



IMF Maintains 3.7% Growth Outlook for S. Korea

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast that South Korea’s economy will post growth of three-point-seven percent this year, or the same as its projection issued in January.

In its World Economic Outlook report issued on Tuesday, the IMF maintained its economic projection for South Korea, saying that South Korea will continue to see smooth economic recovery thanks to brisk exports.

S. Korea, US Urge Japan for Transparency in Talks with N. Korea

Sources in Washington say South Korea and the United States have urged Japan to be more transparent in talks with North Korea.

Opposition to Hold Survey on Candidate Nominations on Wed.

The main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD) says it will hold a public survey and a vote among party members on Wednesday to decide whether to stop candidate nominations for the June local elections. The results will be released on Thursday.

IMF Maintains 3.7% Growth Outlook for S. Korea

Gov’t Unveils Blueprint for Boosting Aviation Industry

Seoul to Join 'One Asia Pass' Program

'N. Korea Holds Drill Against Possible Assassination Attempts on Kim Jong-un'

38 North: Potential Nuclear Safety Problems at Yongbyon Site

More S. Koreans Get Overweight

Koreans Win 40 Awards at Int’l Invention Exhibition in Geneva

Chosun University to Open Sejong Hakdang in Kenya


Yonhap (

S. Korea's jobless rate drops but job creation slows

South Korea's jobless rate dropped in March from a month earlier, but job creation also slowed, raising concerns that the labor market conditions are not improving fast, a government report showed Wednesday.

Ex-head of Woori Bank's Tokyo branch found dead

The former head of Woori Bank's Tokyo branch under investigation for suspected involvement in illegal lending was found dead Tuesday, sources said.

IMF forecasts slower price growth in S. Korea this year

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday revised down its consumer price growth outlook for South Korea this year amid worries that the country might be faced with increasing risks of deflation.

Arrest warrant sought for former STX chief

State prosecutors sought an arrest warrant Tuesday for the former head of the financially troubled shipping and shipbuilding conglomerate STX Group over alleged embezzlem..

Former Lotte Homeshopping employee nabbed over graft

A former employee of television-based retailer Lotte Homeshopping Co. has been arrested on charges of receiving kickbacks from suppliers in exchange for business favors, ..

One worker killed in complex construction site

A 38-year-old man was killed Tuesday while working at a skyscraper construction site in eastern Seoul that includes an amusement park, police said. The accident occurr..

U.S., China to establish regular dialogue channel on N. Korea

The United States and China have agreed to set up a high-level consultation channel to discuss North Korea and other regional security issues, U.S. Secretary..

China summons N. Korean ambassador over nuclear threat: source

China recently summoned the North Korean ambassador in Beijing to warn Pyongyang against provocations after the North threatened to carry out another nuclear test, a di..


The Korea Herald (

Korea, Australia ink free trade pact

South Korea and Australia on Tuesday signed a free trade agreement that is expected to reinforce economic ties and help ...

Water woes endanger N.K. reactor

North Korea may have temporarily shut down its plutonium reactor due to water supply problems t...

KT plans massive voluntary retirement

KT said Tuesday that some 70 percent of its workforce will be asked to voluntarily leave their ...

Samsung Electronics to see slight dip in profit

Samsung Electronics is expected to post a slight dip in profit in the first quarter of this yea...

Animated character buses smash hit with kids

Buses covered in animated characters are growing so popular in Seoul City that policymakers are consideri...

Crisis at rights watchdo...

A global human rights body has deferred its decision on whether to maintain the highest “A”...

Wartime control transfer

South Korea and the United States have begun discussions about the possibility of deferring ...

Investments in renewable energy slid alarmingly in 2013

A recent report by the U.N. Environment Programme found that renewable energy investments fell globally by 14 percent last year to $214.4 billion, excluding hydroelectricity ― a fall of $35.1 billion...

Advertising is integrated communications strategy’

Advertisements should do more than just provide information, according to the chief executive o...

Korean National Ballet stages ‘Swan Lake’

After its season opener “La Bayadere,” the Korean National Ballet, under the leadership of in...


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