The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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Dec. 1 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Monday December 01, 2014

Your Excellency:

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


Lee Kyung-sik


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Attended by Russian DPM, KITA president, many Korean and Russian experts

Joint Korean-Russian economic forum “Welcome to the Far East” in Seoul Dec. 9

A Russian-Korean Economic Forum entitled “Welcome to the Far East” will be held at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on Dec. 9, 2014 on the initiative of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation (RusTrade) in Seoul supported by the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East and Korean International Trade Association (KITA). This was learned from Representative Mikhail Bondarenko of the RusTrade in Seoul on Nov. 28, 2014.

The main purpose of the Forum is to discuss topical issues of trade and economic cooperation between Korea and Far Eastern regions of Russia and presentation of new projects.

rom the Russian side the Forum will be attended by Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) of the Russian Federation-Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev, heads of the Far Eastern regions of Russia, more than 100 representatives of Russian business community and experts in trade and investments.

From the Korean side it will be attended by over 200 representatives of companies who are interested in cooperation with Russia.

Jointly organized by the RusTrade, KITA and the Korean-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Forum will be opened with the attendance of DPM Yury Trutnev, Chairman Han Duck-soo of KITA, Governor Choi Moon-Soo of Gangwon Province, Governor Vyacheslav Shport of the Khabarovskiy Krai and Ambassador Konstantin Vnukov of Russia in Seoul.

(Scroll down to the bottom for further details and/or visit /news/view.html?section=165&category=192&no=728 for photos as well as for details.)


Here is today’s ration of humor from a Korean-language business daily of this morning:

Seoul Kyungje

A few old couples used to get together to talk about life and to have a good time.

One day one of the men, Harry, started talking about this fantastic restaurant he went to the other night with his wife.

One of the men asked, "What's it called?"

After thinking for a few seconds, Harry said, "What are those good smelling flowers called again?"

"Do you mean a rose?"

The first man questioned. "Yes, that's it," he exclaimed.

Looking over at his wife he said, "Rose, what's that restaurant we went to the other night?"



Widow of Ex-Pres. Kim to Delay N. Korea Trip to Next Year

Plans for the widow of former President Kim Dae-jung to visit North Korea are expected to be delayed.

Survey: S. Korea's Economy Facing Structural Crisis

A new survey finds that most businesses believe the economy is facing a structural crisis and that the nation will continue to see an economic slump next year.

S. Korea Wins AFC's Fair Play Award

South Korea’s national soccer team has received the Fair Play Award by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Survey: S. Korea's Economy Facing Structural Crisis

S. Korea to Launch Won-Yuan Direct Trading Market Monday

Gas Prices Down to 1,500-Won/L Range in Seoul Metropolitan Area

Former Sex Slavery Victim Urges Japan to Resolve Sex Slavery Issue

Australian Minister Calls for Nuclear Debate to Cut CO2

Former Sex Slavery Victim Raises Awareness in France

Korea Grand Sale 2015 to Open Monday

Korea's Traditional Music

N. Korea's Versions of Arirang Added to


Yonhap (

Opposition party presses Park over former aide

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Yonhap) -- The main opposition party turned up the heat on President Park Geun-hye on Sunday to clarify her stance on allegations that a former aide interfered in the running of state affairs.

S. Korea's exports shrink 1.9 pct on-year in Nov.

South Korea's exports dropped slightly from a year earlier last month, but its trade surplus widened as imports shrank at a faster rate, the government said Monday.2014/12/01 09:00

Won-yuan trading market 'high potential' start-up: finance minister

South Korea's finance minister called the newly-launched won-yuan trading market a start-up with "high potential" on Monday, promising to provide necessary support for its successful operation. 2014/12/01 08:38

N.K. defector vows to speak up about Pyongyang's human rights record

A North Korean defector, who has been a vocal critic of Pyongyang's human rights record, has vowed to continue speak up about the issue even though the communist regime released a video of his father in an apparent attempt to silence him. 2014/12/01 07:14

N. Korea suspected of hacking attack on Sony Pictures: reports

Sony Pictures suspects hackers working on behalf of North Korea disabled its computer network in reprisal for the studio's impending release of a comedy film about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, news reports said. 2014/12/01 07:12


The Korea Herald (

Parties clash over Park’s former aide

The controversy over President Park Geun-hye’s former aide Chung Yoon-hoi grew Sunday, as the prosecution prepared to l...

Battle escalates over video traffic

Google’s YouTube is about to lose its luster in South Korea as it failed to seal a deal with d...

U.S. ambassador charms public with blog and dog

The United States’ top envoy to Korea has decided to take a smart approach to his public relat...

At Herald Design Market, design enhances lifestyle

The Herald Design Market, a sideline event of the Herald Design Forum 2014, was a rare occasion...

Cop who killed Ferguson teenager quits

FERGUSON ― The white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb of Fergus...

Blue House drama

It reads like a sordid medieval court intrigue. Yet it allegedly took place this year at the...

Russian coal arrives via...

The first shipment of Russian coal to arrive in Korea through the North Korean port of Rajin...


Audrey Hepburn’s son talks about her charity work

My mother thought she had a big nose and big feet, was too skinny with skimpy breasts. She wo...

A life devoted to public service

In 1948, high-flying metallurgy professor Choe Ke-soon decided to start a new chapter in his li...


The Korea Times (

Memo catches President flat-footed

Cheong Wa Dae is seeking another fight with a media outlet, this time the vernacular Segye Ilbo, about reports that could again tie President Park Geun-hye with an alleged confidant, and damage her governance for the next three ... Brouhaha over cigarette tax hike An unexpected bipartisan agreement to raise taxes on cigarettes by 2,000 won ($1.80) a packet has caught cigarette manufacturers, smokers and anti-smoking organizations as well as lawmakers by surprise. “We are taken aback,” one...

Ex-first lady unlikely to visit North 

Lee Hee-ho, wife of the late President Kim Dae-jung, may not be able to visit North Korea due to d...

Korean Black Friday due Dec. 12   

A group of online stores have decided to designate their own version of the United States’ Black Friday on Dec. 12.

Household loans jump by W4 trillion in November  

Household loans by seven major banks soared over 4 trillion won in November mostly as the result of eased rules on mortgages. 

Russia matters to make new trade route viable 

How do we know that a new trade route established to aid the export of Russia’s natural resources ... 

Parties agree to 2-day delay of budget review  

The ruling Saenuri Party and the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD) agreed... 

India strives to spread yoga across the globe 

People practice yoga for different reasons. Some Koreans practice it to tone their body, lose weig...

Japan insists Korea remove peace statues  

Officials of Korea and Japan sat down for the fifth round of talks to narrow their differences over the wartime sex slavery issue, but found differences were ... 

Should selfie sticks be regulated? 

A government move to regulate the manufacture of selfie sticks, a hot item for smartphone users, i...


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