The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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April 27, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Monday, April 27, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notices, humor from a Korean business dailies 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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The Korea Post notice:

The Korea Post expresses its deepest condolences to the victims of the disastrous earthquake in Nepal, and expresses its hopes for a speedy recovery from the worst natural calamity.


The Korea Post news:

Nepalese government declares state of emergency

2,500 die, over 6,000 wounded in Nepal earthquake

A total of 2,500 persons lost their lives and the Nepalese government has declared a state of emergency. This was reported by Korean-language Chosun Ilbo this morning (9.35 am).

The powerful earthquake, the country's worst in 80 years, rocked mountainous Nepal leveling buildings and centuries-old temples.

Hospitals in the capital of Katmandu were so crowded that many of the injured were treated outside in the open, according to local media. The magnitude-7.8 quake, which shook a wide swath of northern India, Bangladesh, Tibet and Pakistan, also triggered avalanches in the Himalayas, killing at least 10 people on Mount Everest.

According to foreign news dispatches, City hospitals were quickly overwhelmed. Dozens were gathered in the parking lot of Norvic International Hospital, where thin mattresses were spread on the ground for patients rushed outside, some wearing hospital pajamas. A woman with a bandage on her head sat in a set of chairs pulled from the hospital waiting room. Doctors and nurses had hooked up some patients to IV drips in the parking lot, or were giving people oxygen.

The U.S. Geological Survey calls one of the most seismically hazardous regions on Earth. It is at the spot where the India plate collides with the Eurasia plate in a process that created the towering Himalayas.

The quake, which was felt as far away as Lahore in Pakistan, Lhasa in Tibet, and Dhaka, Bangladesh, was followed by about 15 aftershocks, including one registered at a magnitude of 6.6. At least 34 were killed in India, 12 in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died on the Nepal-China border.

The Republic of Korea (south) Government has made an emergency decision to send US$1 million and send a rescue team.

Numerous countries around the world pledged immediate aid and supplies. The U.S. Mission in Nepal released an initial US$1 million for immediate assistance. The embassy also said a U.S. search-and-rescue team is preparing to fly to Nepal. In addition, the U.S. Agency for International Development was sending a disaster assistance response team. India, Pakistan, China, France and Britain also said they would assist in the relief effort.

Within hours, an Indian Air Force C-130 landed at Katmandu's airport with 39 disaster relief workers and 3.5 metric tons of supplies, according to a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense.

Many buildings collapsed in the center of the capital, the ancient Old Kathmandu, including centuries-old temples and towers. Among them was the Dharahara Tower, one of Katmandu's landmarks built by Nepal's royal rulers in the 1800s and a UNESCO-recognized historical monument. It was reduced to rubble and there were reports of people trapped underneath. The Katmandu Valley is densely populated with nearly 2.5 million people, and the quality of buildings is often poor.

Condolences regarding the devastating Earthquake at the Embassy of Nepal in Seoul

The Embassy of Nepal and I are deeply saddened by the news of the recent powerful earthquake that hit Nepal on the 25th of April 2015, 11:56 am local time. The earthquake badly jolted Nepal on Saturday morning many times, killing thousands of people across the nation. The epicenter was at Lamjung, Gorkha district of Nepal. The Embassy expresses its deepest condolences to the souls and family of the victims to this vicious calamity. In addition, I would also like to express my heartfelt sympathy towards people who are hurt or injured.

Furthermore, I would like to thank all the people for the support and prayers that they are sending in. I would also, like to humbly request the people of Korea, foreign nationals in Korea, and also the Nepalese living in Korea, to extend their help in any way possible. The damage has been extensive and the death tolls are rising. In these mournful situations, the Embassy doors are always open for people who want to extend their support.

Kaman Singh Lama


Show the food of your country to the Korean people, expatriates

For exhibition at the Namyangju Slow Food & Life Expo in October this year to be sampled by half a million people expected to visit during the Expo.

Please introduce the mouth-watering food of your country while it is hot.

(Please send the recipe and comments to, or


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:

Seoul Kyungje

Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, "why is the bride dressed in white?"

"Because white is the color of happiness." Her mother explained. "And today is the happiest day in her life."

The child thought about this for a moment. "So why is the groom wearing black?"

Hankuk Kyungje

Personal Letter from God

St. Peter took a survey of how man was doing on earth. “Tell me what have you found out?”

God asked. “They are behaving in various sinful manners - drugs, alcohol, sex… The worst is the perverted sex acts.”

“What do you think should be done to put an end to that?” “I think you should send a message to everyone who does it to tell them what will happen on Judgement Day.”

“Rather, we should reward those who refrain from it. Let’s send a letter to each one of these good people.”

Now people are keeping looking for a good guy who have received that letter to know what it says.



2,500 Killed in Nepal Earthquake

The death toll is continuing to climb from an immense earthquake in Nepal over the weekend that is confirmed to have killed more than two-thousand-500 people.

S. Korea Considers Emergency Relief for Quake-hit Nepal

Nepal Quake Causes Deadly Everest Avalanche, Killing 13

Nepal Quake Kills over 2,000

President Park Returns from South America

Chinese Products Dominate Global Market

Park has left for Home After 4-Nation Tour

Chinese Products Dominate Global Market

Gov't Sets Median Household Income at 4.22Mln Won

Most South Koreans Keep 50,000 Won Notes for "Emergencies"

Coal from Rajin-Khasan Project to be Unloaded Monday

Seoul Calls on Pyongyang to Open Up for Gaeseong Wage Talks

Cargo Ship from Rajin Arrives in S. Korean Port

2,500 Killed in Nepal Earthquake

Korean Associations in LA to Hold Silent Protest When Abe Visits

More S. Korean Women Having Difficulties Getting Pregnant

Trade Union Says 260,000 Taking Part in Strike

Arrest Warrant Sought for Close Aide of Sung Woan-jong

Avengers Sequel Drew 620,000 Moviegoers on

Daegu Monorail Begins to Carry Passengers

S. Korea's Marriage Rate Hit Record Low

S. Korea, Chile to Boost Cooperation in Space Sciences

New Study Finds Phytoncide Levels Reach Highest in Morning

Gov't to Hold Contest to Discover Business Ideas

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

On-Air 11 Languages by Rotation

2,500 Killed in Nepal Earthquake

President Park Returns from South America

Chinese Products Dominate Global Market


Yonhap (

Part-timers' hourly wage rises 11.3 pct in Q1

South Korean part-time workers saw their hourly wage jump more than 11 percent on-year in the first quarter to exceed the legal floor of 5,580 won (US$5.19), a poll showed Monday.

Abe begins U.S. visit amid history row with neighbors

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Boston Sunday for a weeklong visit to the United States expected to illustrate the ever-tightening ties between the two allies and simmering historical tensions with its neighbors.

U.S. updates travel warning for North Korea

The United States has updated its warning against traveling to North Korea, saying American citizens could face arrest and lengthy detention due to Pyongyang's inconsistent application of its criminal law.

S. Korea to work with China, EU to respond to Turkey's mobile phone safeguard measure

South Korea is expected to work with China and the European Union (EU) to respond to Turkey's mobile phone safeguard measure, a government source said Sunday.

Park returns home from South America

Abe begins U.S. visit amid history row with neighbors

U.S. updates travel warning for North Korea

Ex-first lady Lee hoping for May visit to N. Korea

N. Korea's trade with China dips 13.4 pct in Q1

Kim Jong-un stresses combat readiness in military meeting

N. Korea denies human right abuses

Part-timers' hourly wage rises 11.3 pct in Q1

Seoul shares open higher on blue-chip gains

KOSPI 2,169.14 UP 9.34 points (open)

KOSDAQ 693.79 UP 3.05 points (open)

Dollar opens at 1,078.0 won DN from 1,079.4 won

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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 (

Korea to Send Aid to Earthquake-Stricken Nepal

More than 2,500 people were killed and many thousands injured when a massive earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday. Three Koreans were among the wounded, a government spokesman here said on Sunday. >> Full Text

Language Tests Make Life Tough for Cross-Cultural Couples

The Justice Ministry tightened visa standards in April last year for foreign women who marry Korean men and started requiring them to pass Korean language tests to obtain visas to come here. >> Full Text

Korea's Economy Remains Sluggish

Korea's economy grew a paltry 0.8 in the first quarter of this year from the previous three months, making it the fourth quarter in a row to register a growth of below 1 percent. According to the Bank of Korea on Thursday, real GDP in the first three months stood at W362 trillion, up 0.8 percent from the previous quarter. >> Full Text

Marriages Continue to Drop as Economy Sags

N.Korea Has 20 Nuclear Warheads, Say Chinese Experts Weak Yen Keeps Hurting Korean

Russia Keen on Projects at Kaesong Complex

Ferry Disaster Rallies to Paralyze Downtown Seoul on Saturday

Big Korean Builder Sends All New Staff Abroad

Hyundai Motor Posts Dismal Q1 Earnings Song Seung-hun, Yoon-a Named Tax Service Ambassadors

Young Celebrities to Be Banned from Liquor Ads


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

Vietnamese war victims speak of sexual violence by S. Korean troops for the first time

One victim says “If I’d known you were Koreans, I wouldn’t have met with you”

The old women reached into their memories. Slowly, haltingly, they began to speak. Some had been hiding it all their lives and were only talking about it now. Just as South Korea’s comfort women survivors waited until their old age before coming forward about their experiences as sexual slaves to the Japanese military - the first of them, Kim Hak-soon (1924-97), related hers on Aug. 14, 1991 - so these survivors of sexual assault during the Vietnam War were giving their first, difficult account of their experiences only now, as elderly women.

Did S. Korea operate “comfort stations” in the Vietnam War?

“That Turkish bath was a ‘welfare center’ set up by the South Korean military exclusively for South Korean troops.”Did South Korea run prostitution facilities similar to the Japanese military’s “comfort stations” in Saigon and other cities during the Vietnam War? This question is drawing new attention after a Japanese magazine report on the discovery of records suggesting so by the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). .

25 US representatives sign letter asking Abe to face history in Washington

Just before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the US, 25 US representatives, along with the chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, put their signatures on a letter to the Japanese government urging Abe to reaffirm the Murayama and Kono Statements and to face the facts of history. .

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Korean and Japanese civic groups asking Tokyo for new approach on comfort women issue

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JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

Park carrying back 78 MOUs

President ends 12-day South American trip with visit to Brazil

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Kim Jong-pil says Abe should learn from elders

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Confrontational tack serves Abe’s personal agenda

As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicked off his visit to the United States, his retrograde approach to history has come to the forefront…

SK Telecom will make IFA debut

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For Haier, new devices and some familiar tech

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Defectors duped in huge scheme

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Superintendent Cho goes to court to keep job

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G4 hopes to grab selfie fans with new camera

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

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84% of S. Koreans regard Sung Wan-jong list as true

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April’s CCSI recovers slightly

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KCC decides on revised plan of broadcasting advertisements

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Former and present governments wrangle over pardons to late businessman

Political bickering between the former and incumbent administrations is getting out of hand over a special pardon given to late businessman Sung Wan-jong in December 2.. ...04.24 17:14

Apartment sale price grows fast in Seoul

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Hyundai Motor union decides to opt out of KCTU’s strike

“Strike is the most powerful weapon for a labor union,” Hyundai Motor’s union leader Lee Kyung-hoon said in a phone interview with the Maeil Business Newspaper Frid.. ...04.24 16:14

Youngheung island reinventing itself

South Korea has a total 86 counties including Kijang in Busan, Dalsung in Daegu and Gangwha in Incheon. These counties are suffering from outflows of the young generat.. ...04.24 15:30

Seoul top educator fined for smear campaign

Cho Hee-yeon, superintendent of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, was indicted on charges of falsely accusing his rival candidate Ko Seung-deok during last y.. ...04.24 11:22

Opposition leader proposes special investigation into illegal president el..

The main opposition party leader Thursday proposed to launch an independent counsel investigation into a bribery scandal involving some of President Park’s key aides... ...04.23 18:12


The Kyunghyang Shinmoon (

Angry at Attempt to Divert Investigation: Moon Aims at President Park

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[Editorial] Revised South Korea-U.S. Nuclear Agreement, Not All Good News

Assessments of the revised nuclear agreement reached between South Korea and the U.S. were generally positive in South Korea. This is probably because the n···

[South Korea-U.S. Initial a Nuclear Agreement] Both Countries Save Face by Expanding 'Superficial' Autonomy between Nonproliferation and Nuclear Sovereignty

The revised nuclear agreement between South Korea and the U.S. which the two countries initialed on April 22 gives South Korea significantly more room to move c···

Ruling Party Blurs Government Corruption Issue by Including the Opposition Party in the Sung Wan-jong Investigation

The ruling party is trying to distract the public from focusing on the true nature of the Sung Wan-jong list scandal by trying to include the opposition party. ···

First to Go down among the Names on the Sung Wan-jong List: A Beginning Not the End

Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo, 65, entangled in the Sung Wan-jong list scandal eventually expressed his intention to resign. Lee will be the first to step down amo···

The Next Prime Minister, A Proven Bureaucrat or a Politician? Cheong Wa Dae Once Again Agonizes over Its People

Cheong Wa Dae is once again agonizing over a successor to Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo, who expressed his plans to resign. Will Cheong Wa Dae choose a proven ···

'I Will Step Down' Lee Wan-koo Conveys His Intention to Resign to President Park

On April 20, Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo, 65, engulfed in the Sung Wan-jong list scandal, expressed his intention to resign to President Park Geun-hye, currently···

[Editorial] 16% of Adult Deaths in the Seoul Metropolitan Area Are Caused by Air Pollution

One to two out of every ten adult deaths in the Seoul, Gyeonggi region was a premature death--coming before the life expectancy--caused by air pollution. A team···


The Korea Economic Daily (

Share of Rental Housing Cost in Total Expenditure Reaches 34.5%

A study said that those residing in rental homes (including both jeonse and monthly rent arrangements) spend more than a third of their annual expenditure on personal consumption on housing cost. Hyundai Economic Research Institute said on April 26 that the ratio of housing cost to total consumption...

Seoul City Gov't to Revive 5 Old City Centers by Nurturing Mfg Clusters

The Seoul metropolitan government will nurture five traditional manufacturing clusters within the city, including the jewelry center in Jongno, the fashion and garment center in Dongdaemun, small-sized printing shops in Eulji-ro, the medicinal herbs market in Jegi-dong, and shoe-making shops in Seon...

Air Traffic Surges in First Quarter

Thanks to the hike in travel demand resulting from the decline in oil prices and the strong Korean won, plus the growth of low-cost carriers, air passenger numbers and cargo traffic surged in the first quarter of this year. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation on Apr...

LG OLED TV Wins Golden Award at Edison Awards

LG Electronics' OLED TV won the golden award at the Edison Awards, the most prestigious invention award in the United States. According to LG Electronics on April 26, the Edison Foundation selects the award-winning products and services after seven months of evaluations in the areas of science and ...

Venture Investment Rises 29% in First Quarter

The Small & Medium Business Administration announced on April 26 that the amount of venture investment totaled 358.2 billion won in the first quarter of this year, up 29.2 percent from 277.3 billion won a year ago. The number of tech start-ups which received the investment during the period stood at...


AJU Business Daily (

Romantic noir thriller 'The Shameless' to open in May

ACTRESS JEON DO-YEON: South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon speaks during an event for "The Shameless," one of three homegrown films that have been invited to sidebar competition and non-competition categ…

Children participate in safety training program

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: Children set off portable fire extinguishers during a safety training program at a park in Yeouido, Seoul, Thursday. The program was divided into several categories, such as disast…

Nearly 60% of South Korean high school students are Facebook users: poll

Nearly 60 percent of South Korean high school students are Facebook users, a survey showed Friday. According to the online poll of 7,217 high schoolers conducted by the Educational Broadcasting Sys…

South Korean consumer sentiment rises in April

Confidence among South Korean consumers rose in April, the central bank said Friday. The country's composite consumer sentiment index (CCSI) for April stood at 104, up three points from the pre…

Diageo Korea releases new vodkas 'Smirnoff Espresso' and 'Smirnoff Blueberry'

VODKAS WITH ALCOHOLIC CONTENT OF 37.5%: Models pose with new vodkas "Smirnoff Espresso" and "Smirnoff Blueberry," both (with an alcoholic content of 37.5 percent) rolled out by Diageo Korea, the local…

Danish audio maker Bang & Olufsen rolls out wireless intelligence sound system in S. Korea

PORTABLE AUDIO DEVICE: Models show the "BeoSound Moment," a wireless intelligence sound system rolled out by Bang & Olufsen, a Danish consumer electronics company that designs and manufactures auto pr…

32 exhibitors present 370 models at Seoul Motor Show 2015

REVIEW OF AUTO SHOW: A racing model poses with a car at the Seoul Motor Show 2015 at the Korea International Exhibition (KINTEX) Center in Goyang, north of Seoul. The biennial auto show ended April 12…

GDP growth remains below 1% level for 4 straight quarters: central bank

South Korea's economic growth remained below the 1 percent level for the fourth consecutive quarter in the first three months of this year, amid growing worries that the country's economy is m…

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will likely visit Moscow in May: Russian ambassador

WORLD WAR II CELEBRATIONS: Russian Ambassador to South Korea Alexander Timonin speaks in a meeting with reporters at the Russian Embassy in central Seoul, Thursday. He said North Korean leader Kim Jon…



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Samsung SDI, Strategizing China Electric Car by Specializing in Battery Component Samsung SDI is targeting China, which has become the biggest global market for electric car, with their battery component parts for electric cars. Samsung SDI has revealed...

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