The Korean daily media headlines and humor
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016
Here are roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media of Korea this morning:
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S. Korea to Resume DMZ Loudspeaker Broadcast from Friday Noon
South Korea has decided to resume propaganda broadcast near the inter-Korean border as of Friday noon.
US Monitors S. Korean Skies to Check for Helium
Park: N. Korea Capable of Provocations Any Time
S. Korea to Resume DMZ Loudspeaker Broadcast from Friday Noon
Minister Yun Denies Any Closed-door Agreement with Japan
Park: N. Korea Capable of Provocations Any Time
KDI: Recovery Limited Due to Sluggish Exports, Global Uncertainties
Official CES Daily: LG Draws Attention at CES 2016
Volkswagen to Recall 120,000 Cars in S. Korea in H1
Gov't to Limit S. Koreans' Passage Into Gaeseong Complex
S. Korea's Unification Ministry Activates Emergency Team
Unification Ministry Operates Emergency Team
US Monitors S. Korean Skies to Check for Helium
AP: US Reconnaissance Planes Took off from Japan
Abe to Sternly Address N. Korea Nuke Test with Japan's Own Measures
N. Korea's H-bomb test could have involved component of thermonuclear device: U.S. report
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (Yonhap) -- Preliminary U.S. intelligence estimates have concluded that North Korea's latest nuclear test involved a small explosion that could be a component of a larger-scale thermonuclear device, a U.S. news report said Thursday.
Satellite imagery shows signatures consistent with nuclear test: U.S. expert
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (Yonhap) -- Satellite imagery taken right after North Korea's fourth nuclear test shows activities consistent with signatures usually seen at a nuclear test site following a test, a U.S. nuclear expert said Thursday.
Rubio calls for re-listing North Korea as terror sponsor
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (Yonhap) -- Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio called Thursday for putting North Korea back on to the U.S. list of states sponsoring terrorism in response to the communist nation's fourth nuclear test.
U.S. to consider 'all options' to beef up defense of S. Korea: Pentagon
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (Yonhap) -- The United States will consider "all options" to beef up the defense of South Korea after the North's nuclear test, the Pentagon spokesman said Thursday, suggesting the possibility of deploying additional U.S. strategic defense assets to the Asian ally.
The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)
Seoul to resume loudspeaker propaganda
South Korea will resume front-line loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts on Friday in response to North Korea’s self-proc...
Markets take another hit from China
Another rout on the Chinese stock market sent Korean shares and currency tumbling Thursday, eve...
Hyundai drives green car push with Ioniq
A rear look of Hyundai Motor's Ioniq hybrid, unveiled at the media preview event in the Nam...
Pixar’s Peter Sohn on making ‘The Good Dinosaur’
Any new film coming from animated film powerhouse Pixar is bound to drum up expectations. So it...
Parties condemn N.K. nuke test, stances differ
Germany divided over expulsion of convicted asylum seekers
Park, Abe vow to work together for strong sanctions on N. Korea
Korean Gender Minister nominee blasted for views on sex slavery deal
Lotte to operate Tokyo duty-free store
Origins launches Three Part Harmony
Philips rolls out Luminous Textile LED lighting
Tous les Jours opens cafe in Indonesia
Goryeo Buddhist artifacts named national treasures
Striking the right balance in modern hansik
Photos capture political upheaval in Korea
[Herald Interview] Korea aims to keep tourists coming back
[Herald Interview] Pixar’s Peter Sohn on making ‘The Good Dinosaur’
Baekhyun and Suzy’s ‘Dream’ tops charts
EXID to sign with Chinese agency Banana Project
Musical 'Turandot' comes to Seoul after critical China success
Doosan Bears bring back right-hander Nippert for 6th season
Booyoung chairman named World Taekwondo Peace Corps chief
Korea to face Saudi Arabia in final test before Olympic qualifiers
Nat'l team goalkeeper joins Japanese club
Oil extends losses, nears $33 a barrel
Chinese stock markets closed after shares fall 7%
S. Korean nat'l bobsleigh team coach Malcolm Lloyd dies at 68
Filipinos raped by Japanese WWII troops demand compensation
The Korea Times ( http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)
Unpredictable Kim scarier than H-bomb
North Korea’s surprise nuclear test on Wednesday has shown that its young leader Kim Jong-un is the world’s most unpredictable dictator and far more enigmatic than his father, analysts said Thursday. They say that Kim’s predeces...
NK advancing technologies to make nuclear warheads smaller
Nuke test to ignite call for THAAD deployment
Economic exchanges expected to freeze
Park, Obama vow action against NK
N. Korea's gamble raises need for strategic military assets
The United States is considering deploying a number of its strategic military assets to the Korean Peninsula in response to North Korea’s fourth nuclear test, the Ministry of National Defense announced Thursday. This would inclu...
UN Security Council condemns NK, agrees to scale up sanctions
U-23 Koreans held to scoreless tie by Saudi Arabia
Korean Olympic football team held to a scoreless tie with their Saudi Arabian counterparts in a fr...
China woes spark panic in markets
The devaluation of the Chinese yuan is increasing volatility in Korea’s financial markets, forcing...
South Korea's credit ratings won't be affected: Moody's
SINGAPORE - North Korea’s latest nuclear provocation will not negatively affect South Korea’s sovereign credit ratings, according to global credit ratings age...
S. Korea limits entry to Gaeseong Industrial Park
South Korea has restricted entry to the Gaeseong Industrial Park in North Korea after the North cl...
Effectiveness of youth job fund uncertain
Questions have been raised over the effectiveness of a job fund which will be launched today as part of President Park Geun-hye’s proposal to help unemployed ...
NPS working as rubber stamp for chaebol
The National Pension Service (NPS) has emerged as a major shareholder in the country’s conglomerates, but it may be failing to exercise its rights and neglect...
Pyongyang’s H-bomb tests make it sound feasible to attack the world
“Potent North Korea carries out a series of attack around the world.” This is a plot that has been frequently witnessed in pop culture contents of many countries such as movies, games, animations, etc. since 2010. With...
Shining loyalty of golfer Choi Woon-jung
Korean female golfers won a total of 15 wins combined in the LPGA last year. Among the female athletes who showed off a world-class competence, Choi Woon-jung was the only person who signed a main sponsor contract with...
Messi`s transfer fee expected to be the highest
Lionel Messi (29, FC Barcelona) will have the highest transfer fee in the world according to estimation by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES). CIES estimated on Wednesday that Messi`s transfer fee...
Seoul will block Pyongyang’s possession of nukes
North Korea made surprise announcement on Wednesday that it conducted a test with a miniaturized hydrogen bomb. The announcement came two days ahead of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s birthday on Friday, and three...
Calligrapher holds solo exhibition on patriotism
Sungkyunkwan University will hold an exhibition of calligraphic works by Lee Dong-ik, 76, also known by his penname Yucheon, at the Sungkyun Gallery in downtown Seoul, from January 12 to February 13. In his fourth solo...
Tearful Obama pleads for urgency on gun control
11:45 a.m. Monday at White House East Room in Washington. U.S. President Barack Obama entered the press conference room with a grim look on his face as he was about to announce a historical gun regulation executive...
Historic photo shows haughty soldier of Japanese troops
Gas prices enter 1,300 won level in Korea
Telegraph reports ‘New Jihadi John’ is a British-Indian Muslim convert
Ahn Cheol-soo apologizes to his old friends
Global economy stirred by diplomatic rupture between Saudi Arabia and Iran
K-art poised to lead to Korean Wave in the global market
World No. 1 Lydia Ko is ready for the Rio Olympics
Lotte World Tower picked as one of the most exciting architectural projects
Seoul's Population Aging Rapidly
The median age of Seoul citizens first surpassed 40 in 2014. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government on Wednesday, the median age of Seoul residents rose from 31.7 in 2000...
About 800 Passengers Escape After Subway Accident
A Seoul subway train on Line No. 4 bound for Danggogae Station suddenly stopped in the middle of a tunnel on Wednesday, causing an hour-long delay during afternoon rush hours and...
Outsize Baggage Jam Blamed for Incheon Debacle
The baggage-handling debacle at Incheon International Airport on Sunday and Monday was caused by a jam of outsize luggage, the Korea Airports Corporation said Tuesday. Airport...
President Gets a 3.4% Pay RiseJan.
Baggage Handling at Incheon Airport Breaks DownJan.
Warm Winter Has Mixed Impacts on Seasonal FestivitiesJan.
30% of Senior Citizens in Seoul Still WorkingJan.
Temperatures to Plunge This WeekJan.
Persistent Bad Habits Threaten LongevityJan.
First Sunrise of 2016 to Prompt Heavy TrafficDec.
Another Wave of Chinese Smog Chokes Korea Dec.
MERS Scare Casts Blight Over Domestic News of 2015
Chung Myung-whun Resigns from Seoul Philharmonic Top Job
[Photo] 24th anniversary of the weekly Wednesday demonstrations
Jan. 6 marked 24 years since the first weekly Wednesday demonstration calling for a settlement to the comfort women issue was held on Jan. 8, 1992. Participants in the 1,212th consecutive Wednesday ..
[Cartoon] The degeneracy of 2nd and 3rd generation leaders
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) takes a hit of militarism, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (center) blows hydrogen bomb test smoke, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye keeps trying to s..
[Photo] This year is you.
Seoul citizens skate beneath a large sign on the wall of Seoul Library bearing the slogan “This year is you,” Jan. 6. The slogan, created by Kim Hyun-hwa (37), was chosen as the winner of Seoul’s “The..
North Korea to send delegation to World Economic Forum for first time in 18 years
North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Su-yong is reportedly planning to attend the yearly meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, from Jan. 20 to Jan. 23. This will be the first t..
[Reportage] 24 hours at the comfort woman statue vigil
Since the announcement of the Dec. 28 agreement between Korea and Japan, which included a call for “appropriate resolution of the issue of the statue of a young woman,” hundreds of people have been ga..
[Photo] Not cold enough for ice this year
Images of the Yeongdong Ice Climbing Site in Yeongdong, North Chungcheong Province on Jan. 4, 2015 (left) and with its stony face showing through on Jan. 5, 2016 (right). Due to continuing warm weath..
[Photo] Taking their vows
Candidates for ordination preach the gospel during the opening of the Masan diocese ordination ceremony for Catholic priests and deacons at the Masan Gymnasium in Changwon, Gyeongnam Province, Jan. 5...
To smother dissent, government cracking down on one-person demonstrations
The government is investigating participants of illegal one-person relay demonstrations, spurring on controversy over the wholesale smothering of rallies. The Seoul Yeongdeungpo Police Department sta..
[Photo] Tearing up the agreement
Ewha Womans University students stand in front of a statue of a young girl in Daehyeon Culture Park in Seoul’s Seodaemun district and tear up papers with “South Korea-Japan Government Settlement” writ..
[Photo] Rice cake soup for New Year’s
Volunteers serve free rice cake soup to senior citizens who live alone, the homeless, and others at the Korean Red Cross Society’s “Sharing Rice Cake Soup of Love” event in Seoul Station Plaza, Jan. 4..
South Korea-Japan comfort women agreement faces stumbling blocks
Trouble may well be looming for the agreement reached on Dec. 28 between the South Korean and Japanese foreign ministers on the issue of the so-called comfort women, who were forced to serve as sex sl..
Loudspeakers on the border to go back on at noon
The Blue House said it will resume propaganda broadcasts at the border starting from noon today as a punitive measure following North Korea’s fourth nuclear test on Wednesday, a decision that could send tensions on the peninsula soaring. Cho Tae-yong, deputy director of the National Security Office…
Calls grow for nuclear weapons in the South
The United States promised South Korea on Thursday that it would take all measures necessary - both diplomatic and military - to counter the North’s latest nuclear threat…
China’s stock market tumble spooks the Kospi
The South Korean stock market, which blithely took the news of a North Korean nuclear test Wednesday, tumbled on Thursday after a market circuit breaker…
Getting to know the eco-friendly Ioniq
HWASEONG, Gyeonggi - Hyundai Motor gave a peek at the Ioniq, which the automaker expects to be its “Prius killer” both in Korea and abroad…
Local chains prep to give in-store tax refunds
With the government planning to allow tourists to claim tax refunds in locations other than designated airport counters in February…
Foreign cars broke sales records despite the VW scandal
It seems as though the Volkswagen scandal did little to deter Korean consumers in their pursuit of foreign cars, as their annual sales reached an all-time high last year…
Lotte Duty Free gets a home in Tokyo’s Ginza
Lotte Duty Free, the country’s top duty-free operator, may have lost one of its licenses in Seoul, but it is making up for it overseas by securing…
NIS criticized for foresight failures
Lawmakers on Thursday berated the Park Geun-hye administration for its failure to detect North Korea’s latest nuclear test in advance…
North Korea's Surprise 4th Nuclear Test: Kim Jong-un's Nuclear Gamble Against the International Society
On January 6, North Korea conducted the fourth nuclear test without any prior notice. This test came two years and eleven months after the North's third nuclea???
[NK's 4th Nuclear Test: Ripples in Inter-Korean Relations] They Said We Would Know a Month in Advance: NIS Director, "We Lost"
The South Korean government failed to predict North Korea's fourth nuclear test on January 6. In particular, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Intelligence Headquar???
Different Class from the Start: Why Do the Viewers Have to Make a Cruel Choice?
"Your vote decides the fate of the girls!" This is a sentence from the website describing Produce 101, a talent show for a girl band that selects a final grou???
[Correspondent's Column] [Aftermath of the Rushed Comfort Women Negotiations] Director of the Comfort Women Agreement: The United States
Shortly after the "Yun Byung-se-Kishida agreement," an official from the U.S. State Department explained the position of the U.S. government in the form of a ???
[Aftermath of Rushed Comfort Women Negotiations] Catholic Church Calls for a Renegotiation, 'Comfort Women Agreement Is Invalid'
On January 4, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Korea, the highest decision making organization of the Roman Catholic Church in Korea said that the comfort wom???
[Aftermath of the Rushed Comfort Women Negotiations] Ban Ki-moon's Statement in Support of the Agreement Is 'Driving a Nail into the Victims' Hearts'
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (72, photo) has sent ripples through South Korea's political circle since the start of the New Year. A heated???
[The Fuming Young] This Life Is Screwed: Four out of Ten Think 'Isaengmang'
"This life is screwed." These days, young people often voice this phrase, one that people dreaming of reincarnation or the afterlife might say. They say “isa???
[An In-depth Look into China] Why Is the World Afraid? The Rise of the Great Power: Crisis and Opportunity, Double Edges of a Blade
China now accounts for more than 25% of South Korea's exports. The trade volume between South Korea and China is now bigger than South Korea's trade with the ???
The Korea Economic Daily ( http://english.hankyung.com/ )
LG Display Plans to Expand Large OLED Supply up to 1.5 Mil. Units in 2017
LG Display plans to focus on 55-inch-plus large OLED market by increasing its OLED supply volume up to 1 million units this year, and 1.5 million units next year. This plan reflects LG Display's ambitious goal of solidifying its No. 1 position in the OLED market. LG Display held a press conference ...
Even iPhone Users Can Use Samsung Gear S2 2016-01-07 13:12
Samsung Electronics revealed a plan to release a new smartwatch which can be compatible with Apple's iOS, drawing sharp attention from related industries and consumers alike. On January 5, Samsung America's vice president Alanna Cotton revealed the plan during Samsung Electronics' global press confe...
LG Chem Goes for Top Spot in Water Treatment Filter Business 2016-01-08 08:06
Park Jin-Soo, vice chairman of LG Chem is encouraging his employees to pump up more efforts to develop new growth engine businesses through field-first management. On January 6, Park visited LG Chem’s Ochang and Cheongju plants located in North Chungcheong Province. During these visits, he checked ...
LG Revs up a Premium Drive at CES 2016 2016-01-08 08:08
LG Electronics held a press conference in Las Vegas on January 5 before the opening of the world's largest home electronics show CES 2016. During this event, LG unveiled a series of its luxury brand LG Signature products, including refrigerators and washing machines. When David VanderWaal, vice pres...
Infrastructure to Be Expanded to Attract More Cruise Ships 2016-01-08 08:09
The number of tourists who will use luxury cruise ships through the ports of Jeju, Busan, and Incheon is forecast to hit a record-high level at more than 1.73 million this year. The port of Jeju is expected to be positioned as Asia's largest cruise ship destination this year, with the number of its ...
AJU Business Daily( http://eng.ajunews.com/korea )
South Korea to resume loudspeaker propaganda
Commuters watch TV broadcast about Noth Korea's nuclear test on January 6.[AJU NEWS DB] South Korean government is to resume loudspeaker propaganda at the border of North Korea on Friday.…
Obama agrees with Park on “strong response” to North Korea’s nuclear test
[Courtesy of Whitehouse] U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday agreed to work on a "united and strong international response to North Korea's la…
Police patrol cars go undercover to monitor violation of traffic law
[AJU NEWS DB] South Korean police will operate undercover forces to monitor traffic law violations. It will be near impossible to spot the undercover operatives because the monitoring will be…
U.S. pledges “extended deterrence” for South after North Korea’s H-bomb test
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter [AJU NEWS CORP DB] US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter vowed to protect South Korea with “all aspects of United States' extended deterrence” after North …
China in strong opposition against NK nuclear test
Hua Chungying, the spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry [AJU NEWS CORP DB] The Chinese government had expressed strong opposition against North Korea’s nuclear test carried out on Wednes…
North Korea conducts H-bomb test, a major setback for regional peace
[AJU NEWS CORP DB] In a surprise announcement, North Korea said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device on Wednesday morning, marking a major step forwa…
Incheon Airport in mayhem during New Year’s holidays
[Courtesy of Incheon International Airport Corp.] 169 flights delayed, over 5,200 pieces of passengers’ luggage clogged up, and some airplanes left without luggage to their destination after …
South Korea holds emergency meetings to discuss China market turmoil
[Courtesy of Xinhua News] South Korean financial authorities on Tuesday held emergency meetings as Asian stock market were on the ropes for a second straight day on Tuesday to see if Beijing…
Violent disciplinary action looms among athletes
Sa Jae-hyuk was indicted with assault charges against a fellow athlete, resulting in hospitalization. [AJU NEWS DB] Reported assault charges by a former weightlifting medalist shocked the nat…
Illness caused by drinking, obesity, and smoking costs $19.7 million yearly
[Courtesy of mcwyvern] It is a wide known fact that drinking, obesity, and smoking cause a lot of health problems. It also costs a lot. South Korea used KR 23.3 trillion
ETNEWS( http://english.etnews.com/ )
[CES2016] Samsung Electronics to Start Drone Business on Full-Scale
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Samsung Electronics’ New Smartphones to Be Introduced at MWC As Exp...
President Shin Jong-kyoon, who is the director of Samsung Electronics¡? IM Sector, announced a plan not to forcefully push forward products¡? re...
Competition for Leadership in Next-Generation TV Markets Becomes Int...
Competition between 2nd Generation Quantum-Dot and OLED is becoming more intensified as they are out to take control of next-generation premium TV markets. A new ...
ETRI Develops Solid Electrolyte for Lithium Secondary-Battery That Do...
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Interpark and KT to Partner Up to Sell Xiaomi’s ‘Redmi Note 3’
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Sumitomo Chemicals Invests $168 Million into Pyeongtaek
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4th Quarter Operating Profits for Samsung Display and LG Display Face Dangerous State
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Researcher Rim You-seung Develops Ultra-Thin Sensor That Measures Blood-Sugar Level with a Drop of Tear
World¡?s thinnest semiconductor film that is coated with ink and a technology that checks blood-sugar level with a drop of tear by using this film are devel...
Panel of Judges for 4th Mobile Telecommunication Business to Be Decided in Middle of January
Actual evaluation that will decide establishment of 4th mobile telecommunication business is about to take place. Ministry of Science, ICP and Future Planning (MSIP) ...
Photo shows President Soon-Heung Chang of Handong Global University (fifth from left, front row) with ambassadors and other visiting members of the Seoul Diplomatic Corps (SDC), including Ambassador MmeNatalliaZhylevich of Belraus (dean of the visiting members of the SDC), fourth from left the same row With Ambassador and Mrs. SylvestreKouassi Bile of Cote d’ Ivoire (third and second from left, front row).And Ambassador Roballo of Argentina (sixth from left, same row) and Ambassadors Mohamed Abdi Gello of Kenya (on the right of the rear row).
“Why not try to change the world?”
Ambassadors, senior diplomats visit Handong Global University in Pohang
Ambassadors NatalliaZhylevich of Belarus, Kouassi Bile of Cote d’Ivoire, Jorge Roballo of Argentina and Mohamed Abdi Gello of Kenya and 20 other senior diplomats, including the charges d’affaires, visited Handong Global University in Pohang City on the Southeast Coast of Korea on Nov. 12, 2015 at the invitation of President Soon-Heung Chang of the University.
The tour, organized by The Korea Post, included also a visit to POSCO and a cruise ride around the harbor of the Pohang City.
The Korea Post has been organizing tours for the ambassadors and other senior members of the Seoul Diplomatic Corps for the past 30 years, but it must be said that the one hosted by Handong Global University is one of the most impressive in terms of the interest on the part of the host who met the guests with a true heart and warm welcome.
President Soon-Heung Chang of the University made such an excellent arrangement out of respect and special regard for the distinguished international guests by asking his Vice President Simon Kang(Administrative Affairs) and Professor JinwonAhn (School of Management and Economics) to come all the way from Pohang to Seoul to welcome and escort the ambassadors and other senior diplomats to comfortably visit his University.
The tour of the Handong Global University was a truly memorable one where many outstanding features of the University continuously surprised the visiting ambassadors and the other senior diplomats. For further details, visit: /news/view.html?section=161&category=181&no=1119
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