The Korean daily media headlines and humor
The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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April 14, 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Monday, April 14, 2014

Here are The Korea Post 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


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:

H.M. Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman.


Humor from Korean economic dailies:

Seoul Kyungje

A man and his wife are dining at a table in a plush restaurant, and the husband keeps staring at an old drunken lady

swigging her gin as she sits alone at a nearby table.

The wife asks, "Do you know her?"

"Yes," sighs the husband. "She's my ex-wife. She took to drinking right after we divorced seven years ago,

and I hear she hasn't been sober since."

"My God!" says the wife, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"

Hankuk Kyungje

Noah's Ark

The year is 2014. The Lord spoke to Noah and said, “The world is so sinful, in six months I am going to make it rain

until the whole world is covered with water. But I want to save a few good people and two of every living thing on the planet.

So you are to build an ark.”

Six months passed, the sky began to cloud up, and the rain began to fall. The Lord looked down

and shouted to Noah, “Where is the ark?”

Noah replied, “Lord, I did my best, but there were big problems. First, I had to get a building permit,

but my plan did not meet their code. So, I had to hire an engineer to redo the plans.

There I got into a long argument with him about whether to include a fire-sprinkler system. And then…”



Seoul, Tokyo to Hold Talks on Sex Slavery Issue

South Korea and Japan will hold director-level talks in Seoul this week to discuss the issue of Japan's wartime sex slavery.

Seoul's Foreign Ministry said Sunday that its director general of the Northeast Asian Affairs Bureau, Lee Sang-deok, will meet his counterpart, Junichi Ihara, in Seoul Wednesday.

Pres. Calls for Joint Efforts to Make S.Korea Greater

President Park Geun-hye is calling for the nation’s concerted efforts to achieve unification that will allow both South and North Korea to enjoy freedom and prosperity.

She delivered the request on Sunday in a speech marking the 95th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean government in exile in Shanghai. The speech was read by Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Park Sung-choon on her behalf.

BOK Chief: S.Korea to Establish Bureau for Unification

Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol said that a new bureau would be founded inside the bank to research economic issues related to the unification of the Korean Peninsula. He made the comment in his first meeting of finance ministers and central bankers in Washington after taking the helm of the Bank of Korea.

Liquidity Flows Returning to Asian Emerging Markets -WSJ

Finance Minister Says S.Korea is a Major Player in G20 Meetings

Working Talks for S.Korea-China FTA to be Held From April 15

U.S. Concerned Over Nuclear Reprocessing in Japan

N.Korea, Japan to Engage in Negotiations on Abductees as Early as April

Leader of Attack on S. Koreans in Egypt Killed by Military

Traffic Congestion Inducement Tax to Triple by 2020


Yonhap (

Korea's investment in China falling behind Japan, may lose future market share: KITA report

South Korean companies' investment in China is lagging further behind that of Japanese firms, and their areas of investment raise concerns that they will be edged out by their Japanese rivals in the consumer market, a trade report said Sunday.

S. Korean PM to visit Pakistan for high-level talks

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won flew to Pakistan on Sunday to hold meetings with senior officials and businessmen to discuss cooperation in the economy and other areas, his office said.

Court claims jurisdiction in divorce case involving foreign spouse

A local court ordered a German ex-husband to pay compensation to his former South Korean wife, a ruling that may be a step in trying to set down jurisdiction and guideli..

Sunday's weather forecast

The following is the weatherforecast for South Korea's 12 major cities at 9:00 a.m. Sunday. Temperature (C) Condition Possibility ..

Prosecution seeks 7 years for ex-gov't worker accused of espionage

Prosecutors on Friday sought a seven-year prison term from an appeals court for an ex-Seoul government worker accused of espionage. The move came as prosecutors charge..

S. Korea asks N. Korea to identify body of sailor

South Korea said Friday it has asked North Korea to help identify a man found dead off South Korea's southern coast where a Mongolian cargo ship carrying North Korean sa..

N. Korea blasts Park's unification initiatives

North Korea launched scathing verbal attacks against South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Saturday, calling her unification initiatives unveiled in March in Germany "..

Wu Dawei to visit U.S. for talks on N. Korea

China's point man on North Korea will visit the U.S. next week for talks on ways to deal with the communist nation, the U.S. State Department announc..


The Korea Herald (

Countries step up six-party talks against N.K. nukes

Seoul, Washington and Beijing are intensifying diplomatic efforts as they wrestle to rein in North Korea’s nuclear thre...

Opposition bogged down over election agenda

The New Politics Alliance for Democracy on Sunday struggled to establish a new political weapon...

Gap widening between GDP growth, sentiment

The Bank of Korea’s recent data showed that the gap between the nation’s overall economic gro...

Composer with crossover appeal sees future in gugak

The music of composer Ryu Hyeong-sun has an appeal that crosses strikingly different genres and...

Samsung Financial arms face restructuring

It had long been obvious that the hard-pressed financial companies suffering from a continued fall in pro...

Japan’s constitution

Japan’s conscientious civil society members last week got a significant boost to their camp...

Pensions for civil servants, military cost tax payers W14tr over 5 years

Korea injected nearly 14 trillion won ($13.5 billion) in taxpayers’ money over the past five years to compensate for growing deficits in pension funds for government employees and military officers.A...

Cold Cherry combines frigid and sweet lyrics with acoustic sounds

As the Korean music market begins to receive more international recognition, the local band sce...

Mini has grown up well

For years, the BMW Mini has been on my shopping list. But I was always reluctant to buy one. M...

Opposition bogged down over election agenda

Pensions for civil servants, military cost tax payers W14tr over 5 years


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