The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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April 17, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Friday, April 17, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notices, humor from a generous former Asian ambassador 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

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The Korea Post news:

At Ansan Culture Plaza on May 1-3, 2015

Ansan City hosts International Street Drama Festival

The Ansan City, some 26 miles southwest of Seoul, hosts the 2015 Ansan International Street Drama Festival (AISDF) at the Ansan Culture Plaza on May 1-3, 2015 in a three-day run on the theme of ‘City in Action!’ which is also a slogan for the event.

A total of 61 works will be presented during the Festival, namely 48 from Korea and 13 from nine foreign countries.

The AISDF poses a substantial contrast with conventional street drama festivals in the fact that it attempts to produce new works created through a harmonious merger between the intrinsic artistic value of the street dramas and regional features of Ansan.

Among the 12 official entries are six Korean works and the remaining six entries from a number of different countries, namely France, Australia, the Netherlands and Portugal.

The Korean works consist of (1) AnNyeong (literally, “Hi!”) created by Creative Group NoNI, (2) Falling As I Lean Against the Wall, (3) Living The Good Life by Ambiguous Dance Company, (4) Pyro Art Work by HWARANG Art Pyrotechnics (5) ‘Donkey Shadow Trial’ by Art-Factory Comma And and (6) Tempest by THEATRE HADDANGSE. Among the six Korean works, the opening work is AnNyeong.

Among the foreign works, the opening entry is one from France named Envolee created by Aerosculpture Group. Others include the Megaphone Project by the Megaphone Project from Australia, The Poet on the Street from the Netherlands and the Remaining People from Portugal.

Ambassadors and Madams are invited to attend the opening ceremony on May 1, 2015. For our possible transmission failures, please call Tel 2298-1740/2, 010-5201-1740 or send an email to or

For further details, please visit /news/view.html?section=161&category=181&no=898.

A scene from Envolee created by Aerosculpture Group of France.


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Today’s humor:

Humor from a generous former Asian ambassador

A man’s dream

Three dreams of a man:

To be as handsome as his mother thinks.

To be as rich as his child believes.

To have as many women as his wife suspects.

Kid humor

Fred came rushing in to his Dad. "Dad!" he puffed, "is it true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away?"

"That's what they say," said his Dad.

"Well, give me an apple quick. I've just broken the doctor's window!"


Top headlines of major news media of Korea this morning:


U.S. Military Commander says THAAD Deployment in Discussions

A key U.S. military commander says discussions are taking place about deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery on Korean soil.

Ban Ki-moon Bewildered by Sung Woan-jong's Claims

Prosecutors to Question Associates of Sung Woan-jong

Park Open to Independent Counsel Probe on Sung's List

Park Leaves for 12-Day Trip to South America

PM Again Denies Receiving Illicit Funds

Seoul Pledges $300 Million Support to Developing Nations through World Bank

KOSPI Rallies for 5th Consecutive Trading Day

Fewer S. Korean Companies Among World's Top 500

UN: 70% of N. Koreans Still Rely on Food Rations

Gov't to Offer Necessary Support for DMZ Crossing Event

Gov't Asks Gaeseong Firms to Submit Payment Statements

Ban Ki-moon Bewildered by Sung Woan-jong's Claims

U.S. Military Commander says THAAD Deployment in Discussions

US Studies Returning N. Korea to State Sponsors of Terrorism List

Sewol Memorial Rally Held in Central Seoul

Prosecutors to Question Associates of Sung Woan-jong

Families Cancel Sewol Memorial Ceremony

2 KBS Documentaries Honored at NY TV

19th-Century Japanese Map Labeled Dokdo as

Japanese Agency Distorts Ancient Korean

Gov't to Foster Private Sector Satellite Development

Satellite Images from Arirang 3A Revealed

S. Korean Scientists Develop World's Best Thermoelectric Alloy

Pyeongchang Committee Forms Overseas Advisory Group

S. Korea Takes Down Russia 2-0 in Women's Football Friendly

S. Korea Defeats Russia in Women's Football Friendly

U.S. Military Commander says THAAD Deployment in Discussions

Ban Ki-moon Bewildered by Sung Woan-jong's Claims


Yonhap (

2NE1's CL fails to make TIME 100 list

CL, leader of popular South Korean girl group 2NE1, was not included in TIME magazine's official list of its 100 most influential people of 2015 released Friday.

Samsung widens lead over Apple in smartphone market

South Korean tech behemoth Samsung Electronics Co. outpaced its competitors in global smartphone sales in the first quarter of 2015, widening its market share lead over its closest rival Apple Inc., data showed Friday.

Obama says teachers in S. Korea paid as much as doctors

U.S. President Barack Obama has praised South Korea's education system again, saying teachers in Korea are paid as much as doctors and engineers.

U.N. chief expresses embarrassment over allegations by late S. Korean tycoon

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday he is "embarrassed" by allegations from a late South Korean business tycoon that he became a target of a prosecution investigation because he is close to the U.N. chief.

Park arrives in Colombia on 1st leg of S. America tour

FM Yun urges global teamwork against cyber terror

S. Korea, U.S., Japan agree to bolster 3-way coop..

N. Korea threatens S. Korea over THAAD deployment

Activists resume anti-N. Korea leaflet campaign

Seoul voices concerns over activists' plan to cross DMZ

NK leader extols producers of homemade aircraft

Yun urges global teamwork against cyber terror

Hyundai, Kia models earn 4-star safety rating in U.S.

Seoul shares open higher on chemicals, auto gains

Samsung widens lead over Apple in smartphone market

S. Korea sees steady rise in instant noodles, pasta export..

2NE1's CL fails to make TIME 100 list

Three Korean films invited to Cannes

Down, never out, Jeonbuk ties unbeaten streak recor..

Celebrities remember ferry sinking victims


The Korea Times (

UN chief dragged into Sung scandal

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Opposition leaders to seek PM's removal 

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Nuclear reactor shuts down 

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Audi vows to put greater focus on customer service 

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DongA Ilbo (

No IOC members in Korea?

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Seoul to improve traffic near Seoul Station for public park project

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Ki Sung-yueng, Son Heung-min as promising Korean soccer players 

New year’s wishes change over time 

Samsung’s mobile phone beats Apple to top ACSI 

Actor Lee Jung-jae reported to be in a relationship with Daesang heiress 

N. Korean leader shows willingness to hold inter-Korean summit 

U.S. military base in Yongsan bans civilian drones, model aircrafts 

Japanese police on 14-year manhunt for cruel murderer


Chosun Ilbo (

Conflict Marks 1st Anniversary of Ferry Disaster

People lined up for hundreds of meters in front of a memorial altar in Ansan south of Seoul to pay tribute to the victims of the last year's ferry disaster on Thursday, the first anniversary of the tragedy. >> Full Text

Samsung Keeps Logo Off Galaxy S6 Sold in Japan

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'Avengers' Stars to Promote Latest Film in Korea

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Victims' Families Snub Park on Ferry Anniversary

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Former Sex Slaves to Demand Japanese Apology in U.S.

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Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

In the year since the Sewol, our national community has drowned

The flowers are falling. In the middle of April, the white flowers are falling like tears, the red flowers like blood, and the transparent flowers like the souls of children.304 passengers, including 17-year-old students at Danwon High School, who were in the bloom of life, as well as their teachers and others, on the Sewol ferry, are dead, a fact that is heartrending to recall amid the brilliance of the spring season. A year ago today, when the Sewol ferry breathed its last,

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On Apr. 15, President Park Geun-hye made her first direct comment on the list left by former Kaengnam Enterprises chairman Sung Wan-jong, declaring that she would “not tolerate anyone who is responsible for corruption.”While the statement reads outwardly as a stern announcement of plans to get to the bottom of the case with a thorough examination, it is a significant change from Park’s past stance on the case and remains unclear on the more immediate concern: .

Japan seeking Defense Ministers meeting with South Korea

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US warming up for Shinzo Abe’s visit to Washington later this month

With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s scheduled to visit the US at the end of this month, the US government is working overtime to set the mood for Abe. On Apr. 14, the US State Department held a town hall debate at the Dean Acheson Auditorium to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the US and Japan. In terms of format, Monday’s event was very unusual. .

Embroiled in scandal, Pres. Park set to leave for Latin America

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Families Sewol missing still await their loved ones’ return one year later

Park Eun-mi made her way back down to Paengmok Port on Apr. 11. It was one year since the Sewol ferry sank in the waters off Jindo in South Jeolla Province, and the 45-year-old mother wanted to be as close as she could to her daughter Heo Da-yoon, a second year student from Danwon High School who has yet to be recovered from the vessel. In the evening, Park lies down in a container box set up at the harbor. As thoughts of Da-yoon come to her, she looks, tears streaming, .

[Reporter’s notebook] The ministry’s tall tales about North Korean military spending

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Seoul lifts travel ban on Japanese journalist accused of defaming Pres. Park

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Report: S. Korea could be headed for Japan-style long-term economic downturn

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Seoul issued strong condemnation of attack on South Korea embassy in Libya

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‘Week-to-week’ workers stuck wondering if they can pay their rent

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JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

Sewol relatives boycott president

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LG chairman increases free patents to start-ups

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Vice foreign minister in U.S. for three-way talks

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Kosdaq’s good times keep rolling

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Korean asset managers boost real estate holdings

The job description for a fixed-income analyst in

Seoul is getting broader and more exotic. Kim Eun-gie, a credit analyst at NH Investment & Securities…

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Hyundai Department stores will lease goods

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Maeil Kyungje (neutral-oriented conservative, economic/business): (

Mixed statements over bribery list herald roadblocks for investigation

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Park meets with ruling party chairman before leaving for S. America

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LG to expand patent sharing with SMEs

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Psychology of ex-chairman before suicide

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Gov’ t seeks to embrace ‘regulation fast track system’ for business ove..

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Seoul city seeks to up transportation fares

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LS Cable to supply cables to China’s Dongfeng Motor

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‘Electric vehicle Olympics’ to be held in S. Korea

The world’s largest electric vehicle event where participants could check out the trend of the electric vehicle industry and the direction of the academic technology .. ...04.16 11:16

Gov’t policy not working well in job market

South Korea’s March non-farm payroll grew at the slowest pace in 22 months, prompting concerns that the government’s employment policy reached its limit. The deceler.. ...04.16 11:05

Gov’t seeks efforts again to privatize KORAIL

The Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL), which is currently operated in an integrated system, would introduce a competition system by splitting it off into divisions s.. ...04.16 11:01


The Kyunghyang Shinmoon (

[Editorial]One Year Anniversary of the Sewol Tragedy: The Disaster Is "Ongoing"

Jo Eun-hwa, Heo Da-yun, Nam Hyeon-cheol, Bak Yeong-in, Yang Seung-jin, Go Chang-seok, Gwon Jae-geun, Gwon Hyeok-gyu, Yi Yeong-suk...We call the names of those w···

"I Will Tolerate No One" President Park Warns of an "Investigation Storm" Covering the Present with the Past

On April 15, President Park Geun-hye announced her position on the Sung Wan-jong list scandal along with future measures. This was the first time that the presi···

[One Year after the Sewol - Insensitiveness] Even Afterwards, the Country Was Nowhere to Be Seen

At Paengmok Port in Jindo-gun, South Jeolla Province, there is a banner with the words, "Where Was the Country?" It isn't just the frustration of the familie···

[Editorial] Outrageous Remark for 'Search and Seizure of Kyunghyang Shinmun' Made by a Ruling Party Lawmaker

Saenuri Party lawmaker Kweon Seong-dong's statement about a search and seizure of the Kyunghyang Shinmun is indeed absurd. During an interpellation session at ···

[One Year after the Sewol: Anger] Government Talks of Money, but Not the Truth

At midnight on April 8, Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul was noisy with the sound of the speeding cars. But silence passed at one side of the square where the gaze o···

[Editorial] Kim Moo-sung's Cowardly Attempt to Distract the Public with an 'Investigation on Presidential Election Funds'

As the scandal of the Sung Wan-jong list spreads to an issue concerning Park Geun-hye's election funds in the 2012 presidential election, Saenuri Party leader ···

A Special Investigation Team for the Sung Wan-jong List: President Park Orders Strict Actions Leaving 'No Sanctuary'

The Prosecutors' Office has launched a formal investigation into the allegations that Sung Wan-jong, former chairman of Kyungnam bribed politicians. The invest···

[Editorial] The Determination to Improve Inter-Korean Relations Is More Important Than the President's Trip to Russia

President Park Geun-hye decided not to attend a ceremony celebrating the seventieth anniversary of Russia's victory in World War II, scheduled to be held on Ma···


The Korea Economic Daily (

Foreign Investors Net-buy Korean Stocks for 8 Straight Trading Days

The KOSPI index has relentlessly soared almost to the 2,140 level. This is largely because foreign investors kept buying Korean shares considered relatively undervalued among Asian shares. In addition to the KOSPI, the KOSDAQ index once surpassed the 700 level during the session. On April 16, the KOS...

Credit Loan Balance for Investment Accounts Reaches Historic High of 7 Tril. Won

As the stock market continues its rally, the balance of credit loans has also hit a record level. The higher the line of credit balance for investors' accounts, the higher the number of individual investors who try to increase their returns by borrowing to the max. According to the Korea Financial In...

R&D Spending in Shipbuilding and Steel Industries Remains at Such Low Levels

The R&D investment in the shipbuilding and steel industries is remaining at negligible levels, causing concerns over the weakening competitiveness vis-a-vis Chinese and Japanese rivals. According to an analysis by the Korea Economic Daily based on data provided by the electronic disclosure system of...

Global IT Spending Forecast to Fall 1.3% This Year

The world’s IT spending is forecast to decline 1.3 percent this year to US$3.66trillion, negatively affected by the strong dollar. According to market research firm Gartner on April 16, the global IT spending is likely to reach $3.66 trillion this year, down 1.3 percent from a year ago. Key factors behi...

LG Display Forays into China with Ultra-slim Panel “Art Slim”

LG Display is making forays into China’s TV market with “Art Slim” models which feature a drastic reduction in both thickness and weight. LG Display announced on April 16 that it held the Art Slim promotion event in Beijing on April 15 in which about 130 guests, including those from local customer firms...


AJU Business Daily (

Popera singer Lim Hyung-joo donates 57 million won, joins donors' club

Operatic pop (popera) tenor Lim Hyung-joo Wednesday donated 57 million won worth of proceeds from his hit, "A Thousand Winds," dedicated to the victims of the Sewol ferry sinking. Lim made the do…

Audi Volkswagen emerges as No. 3 car seller in South Korea: data

Audi Volkswagen Korea joined the ranks of the top 3 in terms of sales in South Korea for the first time in 2014, outpacing GM Korea, data showed Thursday. Its sales reached 2,661.9 billion won, com…

Smartphone banking service users soar 29.6% on-year in 2014: central bank

The number of South Koreans using smartphone banking service soared nearly 30 percent in 2014 from the previous year, central bank data showed Wednesday. According to the data compiled by the Bank …

IMF lowers 2015 growth forecast for South Korea's economy to 3.3%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Tuesday lowered its 2015 growth forecast for South Korea's economy to 3.3 percent from an earlier estimate of 3.7 percent. "Korea’s growth momentum has sta…

KakaoStory most-used SNS among South Koreans: poll

KakaoStory was the most-used social networking service (SNS) among South Koreans in 2014, a poll said Tuesday. According to the survey of 9,381 Internet users aged between 13 and 69, 51.8 percent o…

S. Korea's electric car market likely to expand 5-fold until 2016

South Korea's electric car market is expected to grow more than five-fold until next year, officials said Tuesday. The number of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country totaled 3,044 units as of…

S. Korea's share of global TV market grows in 2014

South Korean TV makers saw their global sales grow in 2014 from the previous year, while sales by their Chinese and Japanese rivals dropped during the same period, a market research firm said Tuesday.…

Export and import prices rise for 2 months on weak local currency

South Korea's export and import prices increased for the second straight month in March, the central bank said on Monday. The Export Price Index (won basis) increased 0.9 percent last month fro…

S. Korea's meat consumption jumps nearly 4-fold in 3 decades

South Koreans' consumption of meat has increased nearly four-fold for the past three decades, government data showed Monday. The country's per-capita consumption of meat reached 42.7 kilogr…



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