The Korean daily media headlines and humor
The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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April 16, 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday, April 16, 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


The Korea Post Notices:

We have stories and photos on the tour of the Yeongam Wangin Culture Festival as follows:

English stories and photos: /news/view.html?section=161&category=181&no=504


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:

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Humor from Korean economic dailies:

Seoul Kyungje

Matrimonial Bliss

It was their 45th wedding anniversary. As they unpacked their luggage at a beautiful resort, the man took out his ancient shaving-gear bag.

“Why are you still using that old thing when our daughter gave you a new one for Christmas two years ago?” his wife asked.

“Well, I just feel more comfortable with familiar things that are still usable,” the man explained.

With a smile, she asked, “Is that why we’re still married after 45 years?”

Hankuk Kyungje

Noah's Ark (3)

“Now, what is the big problem?” the Lord asked.

“Lord, the big problem is getting enough wood for the ark, because there was a ban on cutting trees to save the spotted owls. I tried to convince the environmentalists and the natural resources authorities that I needed the wood to save the owls, but they wouldn’t let me catch them, so I cannot take owls with me. And…”



Seoul, Tokyo to Discuss Japan's Wartime Sex Slavery

South Korea and Japan will hold director-level talks in Seoul on Wednesday to discuss Japan’s forced recruitment of women for sex slavery during wartime.

The director general of the South Korean Foreign Ministry’s Northeast Asian Affairs Bureau, Lee Sang-deok, and his Japanese counterpart, Junichi Ihara, are expected to focus discussions solely on the sex slavery. Wednesday’s gathering would mark the first bilateral meeting between the two sides just to address the thorny issue.

G20 Climate Finance Study Group to Hold Meeting in Seoul

The Group of 20 nations will hold a conference in Seoul next month to discuss ways to raise funds to tackle climate issues.

Foreign Students Choose “Chi-maek” as Most Representative Korean Dish

Foreign students studying in South Korea have chosen “Chi-maek,” or beer and fried chicken, as Korea's most representative dish.

FSS Calls for Tightened Discipline

Gov't Unveils Measures to Boost Youth Employment

Exporters Advised to Enhance Exchange Risk Management

G20 Climate Finance Study Group to Hold Meeting in Seoul

Middle Power Nations Urge N. Korea to Halt Provocation

Signature Drive in Paris Raises Awareness of Japan's Wartime Sex Slavery

Foreign Students Choose “Chi-maek” as Most Representative Korean Dish

Bath Owners Want Lower Age Limit On Boys Entering Women's Baths

Comfort Women Monument Installed in Seongnam City Hall


Yonhap (

Davies, Wu in 'productive' talks on N. Korea, U.S. says

Top U.S. and Chinese nuclear envoys had "productive" discussions on North Korea in New York, the State Department said Tuesday.

Parliamentary committee OKs defense cost-share pact with U.S.

South Korea's parliamentary committee for foreign affairs on Tuesday passed a bill ratifying a defense-cost sharing pact with the United States following months of wrangling between rival parties over its terms.

Obama may return ancient Korean seals on upcoming trip to Seoul

The U.S. government may return a set of Korean national treasures, shipped out of the country by an American soldier during the Korean War, when President Barack Obama visits Seoul next week, diplomatic sources here said Monday

Russia's deputy PM to visit N. Korea soon: report

Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev plans to visit North Korea soon, a U.S. radio report said Wednesday. The trip by Trutnev, who is also President Vladimir Pu..

S. Korea, U.S. discuss N. Korea, alliance issues in Pentagon talks

South Korea and the United States opened a high-level military meeting Tuesday at the Pentagon, with North Korea and pending alliance issues on the a..

China issues rare public warning over N. Korea's nuclear threat

In a rare public warning to its unruly ally North Korea, China on Tuesday urged the North not to carry out a nuclear test, saying it does not support Pyongyang's "thre..

Corporate M&As in S. Korea sharply up in Q1: data

Corporate merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in South Korea had a remarkable start to the year with a total of 67 deals valued at a combined US$25.3 billion reported during the first quarter, data showed Wednesday.

Hyundai Motor Group car sales in China jump 14 pct in March

Hyundai Motor Group, the world's fifth-largest automotive conglomerate, said Tuesday its sales in China jumped 14 percent on-year in March, fueled by strong demand for its popular models.


The Korea Herald (

Park apologizes for NIS forgery

President Park Geun-hye made a rare public apology Tuesday over intelligence agents’ alleged evidence forgery. “Regret...

Vocational education eyed as remedy for youth unemployment

The Finance Ministry announced Tuesday that it would provide young jobseekers with more opportu...

FSS warns of zero tolerance

The Financial Supervisory Service issued an ultimatum to the country’s major banks, warning th...

Park, Obama likely to meet April 25

U.S. President Barack Obama will visit South Korea next week for talks with President Park Geun...

Opposition lawmaker touches off drone furor

A lawmaker of the main opposition party in South Korea has once again found himself at the center of a sp...

Bottomless vessels

The pension funds for public servants and soldiers are like bottomless vessels. The governme...

Obstructive parliament

Among the 16 standing committees of the National Assembly, the most unproductive one is the ...

Global military spending drops in 2013 led by U.S. cut

Global arms investment in 2013 fell by 1.9 percent from the year before, mainly due to a sharp drop in military spending by the United States, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday. According to the ann...

Designer shoe brands diversify sales channels

To most modern women, shoe’s do more than merely cover one’s foot for protection. “Shoes hav...


The Korea Times (

Park makes apology to save spy master

President Park Geun-hye apologized Tuesday for the spy agency’s forging evidence in an attempt to convict

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