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May 04, 2016

TheKorean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday,May 4, 2016

Your Excellency:

Here are The KoreaPost notices and a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-languagedailies, TV and other news media of Korea today:


Lee Kyung-sik


Korea Post Media

P.S.: 1. To see the desired site, press down the Controlkey and click the blue URL of the media.

2. If received by a person other than the intendedrecipient, please kindly convey the mail to His/Her Excellency.



From thepublisher

Use the 5media of The Korea Post

The KoreaPost, established 31 years ago in 1985, now publishes a total of five Englishand Korean-language news publications, namely three in the English language andtwo in Korean.

Among themstands out the Korean-language Internet newspaper, The Korea Post( It is updated real-time, and reaches far and wide inKorea as it is in the Korean language and is more frequently accessed byKoreans who do not know the English language. It is also published in a printform exactly like the regular Korean-language daily newspaper (see picture).

Publisher-ChairmanLee Kyung-sik, the 1975 winner of the much-coveted Korean LiteratureTranslation Award of The Korea Times, founded The Korea Post in 1985 after hisdeparture from The Korea Herald?affected by the mass purge of the Korean mediaof the so-called ‘honest journalists’ whom the-then Major General ChunDoo-hwan, the military coup leader, feared most as he determined that they werein the way obstructing his smooth takeover of the control of the Koreangovernment.

Many of theso-called ‘honest journalists’ were sacked as General Chun feared that theywere in the way offering resistance.

Koreans have atime-honored old-saying, Jeonhwa Wibok (轉禍爲福), meaning“Blessings in disguise” or “Evil turned into a blessing.” Chairman Lee became asheer example.

Leeestablished The Korea Post in 1985 as he became jobless but knew nothing otherthan writing English, and relatively well as was attested to by his winning ofthe much-coveted Translation Award of The Korea Times as was mentioned earlier.

So ChairmanLee is at your service. Use him. Whenever you have publicity need for theKorean audience (as well as the English readers), use the five media units ofThe Korea Post (three in English and two in the Korean language). Send yournews for publication to tothe attention of the Editor. Better still, use the handy Katalk: My mobilephone number is 010-5201-1740 for the Taltalk link.



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Your Excellency:

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VeryRespectfully Yours


Lee Kyung-sik

Publisher-Chairmanof The Korea Post


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Chairman Lee has a lot ofup-to-minute hot information tobe shared with Your Excellency. Do your esteemed country a favor andbring the two great countries closer together using Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post, who owns and operatesfive print and Internet news media, including,English andKorean-language newspaper UseChairman Lee and his five news outlets for the sake of your great country!

Many ambassadors are already Kakaotalknews sharers with Chairman Lee!


Aquick roundup of major news stories from Korean media:


PresidentPark Returns Home from Iran Visit

President ParkGeun-hye returned to Seoul early Wednesday as she wrapped up her state visit toIran, the first trip by a South Korean president since the two sidesestablished diplomatic relations 54 years ago.

FormerCommerce Minister to Head Pyeongchang Olympics Organizing Committee

FormerCommerce Minister Lee Hee-beom has been designated to head the 2018 PyeongchangWinter Olympics Organizing Committee.

Rep.Chung Jin-suk Elected Saenuri's Floor Leader

RepresentativeChung Jin-suk of the ruling Saenuri Party has been elected as floor leader ofthe party.

PresidentPark Returns Home from Iran Visit

MainOpposition to Hold Party Convention Between Late August and Early September

Rep.Chung Jin-suk Elected Saenuri's Floor Leader


Yonhap (

S.Korea's nuclear armament would make U.S. safer: expert

The UnitedStates and South Korea should seriously consider having Seoul develop nuclearweapons and jointly manage the arsenal if the security situation on the KoreanPeninsula continues to worsen, a senior South Korean expert claimed Tuesday.

Shermancalls for discussions on N.K. contingencies

The UnitedStates, South Korea and other regional powers should launch discussions abouthow to handle potential contingencies in the North, such as a regime collapseor a coup, former U.S. Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said Tuesday.

Hyundai,Kia see U.S. sales drop slightly in April

Hyundai MotorCo. and its smaller affiliate, Kia Motors Corp., saw their combined sales inthe United States fall slightly in April, industry data showed Tuesday. pursue sanctions on N. Koreans for human rights abuses: Russel

The UnitedStates is determined to identify and sanction those responsible for humanrights abuses in North Korea, the top U.S. diplomat handling Asian affairs saidTuesday.


The KoreaHerald (

Parklauds enhanced ties with Iran

Rounding offher historic three-day visit to the recently sanction-freed Iran, PresidentPark Geun-hye on Tues...

SaenuriParty elects neutral as new floor leader

The rulingSaenuri Party elected Chung Jin-suk, a journalist-turned-politican, as itsfloor lea...

OxyReckitt Benckiser sales halve as boycott expands

Amid anescalating boycott nationwide, sales of Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of aharmful h...

LGBTadvocacy groups to file petition against Christian party

Civic groupsin support of sexual minorities are set to file a petition against aProtestant-af...


The KoreaTimes (

Questionsarise over massive Iran contracts 

Dozens ofbusiness deals that Korean companies have signed with Iranian firms are underincreasing scrutiny as to whether the terms agreed will be fulfilled. 

China-NKrelations and information asymmetry 

Finally, I wasable to sit down with Deng Yuwen. Deng was deputy editor of the Study Timesunder t... 

Disinfectantscandal pushes gov't to monitor all biocides 

The Ministryof Environment said Tuesday it will conduct research on all biocides sold inKorea an...

Seoulto offer diverse events throughout long weekend 

Seoul willoffer various festivities and events throughout the four-day holiday fromThursday to Sunday.

Morepermanent residents, dual citizens volunteer for military service 

An increasingnumber of permanent overseas residents and those with dual citizenship arevolunteering for military service although they are not obligated to ...


Dong AIlbo (

Tasksfor post-Iran visit include warming relations with Saudi Arabia

President ParkGeun-hye made a visit to Iran, the first as a Korean president since diplomaticties were made, creating a foothol…

Thepaintings of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms restored

The name of“Dongmyo,” the name of a station of Seoul Subway Line 1, stems from the “DongGwan Wang Myo,” a shrine honoring Guan …

ShillaI’Park Duty Free Shop attracts Louis Vuitton

Shilla I’ParkDuty Free Shop has confirmed housing of French luxury brand Louis Vuitton. ShillaI’Park located in Seoul’s Yongsan…


Chosun Ilbo (

Missionary's Memoir Recalls Hard Labor inN.Korea

Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae published a memoirabout his grueling two-year detention in North Korea. "Not Forgotten: TheTrue Story of My Imprisonment in North Korea" details a backbreaking regimeof hard labor and death threats he endured.

Korea Pounded by Thunderstorms

Heavy thunderstorms swept the entire country on Monday,leading to flight cancellations and keeping boats moored precariously in theharbors. Some 42 flights were cancelled at Jeju Airport and 149 at eight otherairports like Gimpo and Gimhae. 

Gov't to Clamp Down on Old Diesel Trucks inSeoul

Stinky old 2.5 ton or heavier diesel vehicles registeredin the metropolitan area will be banned from running in Seoul from January nextyear to reduce air pollution. The clampdown covers some 400,000 old dieselvehicles without catalytic converters.


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

OxyReckitt Benckiser apologizes in Seoul for harmful humidifier disinfectants

Five yearsafter cases of lung ailments, UK-based company says it will offer compensation

Victims’families refuse late apology by Oxy Reckitt Benckiser

Even afterreceiving the apology she’d waited nearly five years for, the mother couldn’thelp but roar. Kwon Mi-ae, 40, wept as she spoke to Ata Safdar, chief of SouthKorean operations for Oxy Reckitt Benckiser. Of her son, she said, “He can‘t goto school. He can’t go to the pool or the playground. His favorite thing to dois play dodgeball.”

Park’ssummit in Iran yields no specific action on North Korean nukes

The messageabout the North Korean nuclear issue delivered by South Korean President ParkGeun-hye and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani following their summit in Tehran,Iran on May 2 was abstract, theoretical and symbolic. The message did notcontain any points of agreement about the North Korean nuclear issue, nor didit list any specific kinds of joint action that the two countries would take inresponse to North Korea’s nuclear program.

Governmentand Bank of Korea locked in feud over restructuring

Recentdiscussions between the South Korean government and the Bank of Korea (BOK)over increased capital for state-run banks have turned into an empty feud withmisplaced priorities. The key issue in the debate has been who should fork outmore to cover restructuring costs. What is not being discussed in how much thecosts should actually be.

Militarycadets now allowed to booze off campus

Until now,cadets at South Korea’s military academies have faced the dilemma whether ornot to indulge in a ritual drink of alcohol after performing ancestral rites,which are called jesa. But they will no longer have to choose between takingpart in their country’s traditions and obeying a regulation banning them fromdrinking alcoholic beverages.

SouthKorean youngsters back at the bottom of OECD happiness rank

Choi Sae-ha,an 18-year-old girl in the second year of high school, has never thought aboutkilling herself, but she does not feel particularly happy, either. “Whether I’mat home or at school, I have way too much studying to do,” she said. Herfriends feel the same way.The older that Choi gets, the more importance sheplaces on money.


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

BatteredSaenuri picks floor leader

The SaenuriParty on Tuesday elected Rep. Chung Jin-suk, a veteran lawmaker from theChungcheong region, as its new floor leader. Chung, who scored his fourth termin the April 13 election, won an easy victory against two competitors onTuesday to become the chief negotiator of President Park Geun-hye’s SaenuriParty…

Liversurgeon convention gets apt opening act

A Koreansurgeon demonstrated a liver transplant on live-streaming video to some 500doctors visiting Seou…

Parkmeets Khamenei to talk trust, friendship

KoreanPresident Park Geun-hye and Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,agreed to expand…

Crowdfundingplatforms take off in Korea

Hwang Jae-hohad an investment problem. As the CEO of Marine Techno, a small biotechnologyfirm…

Despitecabbage price spike, inflation is flat

The inflationrate remained flat at 1 percent in April, the same rate as in March, accordingto Statistics Korea…


The KyunghyangShinmoon (

Victims,"We Can't Accept an Apology Just for Show. Leave Korea, Oxy!"

Oxy ReckittBenckiser, whose humidifier sterilizers caused harm to the most number ofvictims, officially apologized five years after the incident first broke o···

LeeSe-dol, "Learned a Lot from AlphaGo": Lessons Also Applied in the"Human World" of Go"

I decided tomore accurately predict the next move instead of depending on my instincts, andI am putting that into practice." Lee Se-dol (9-dan, 33, phot···

NegativePerception of Labor: The Problem Starts from Primary and Secondary Education

The SouthKorean society's perception of labor and laborers is negative. It is probablybecause South Koreans did not receive proper education on the value and···


The KoreaEconomic Daily (

DomesticBanks Cut Lending for Large Companies

Korea'sbanking industry is reducing corporate lending, while sharply increasinglending to the household sector. In a preemptive move to prepare for corporaterestructuring initiatives which are picking up speed from this year, thebanking industry is cutting corporate loans which have a high poten... 

POSCOGroup Explores Electric Car Sector

POSCO Group isstepping up its effort to explore the electric car market. As environmentalregulations get tougher, the growth potential of the electric car market getsbrighter. POSCO Group is capable of supplying essential components for electriccars, including automobile steel sheets, electric s...

SteelPrices Turn up in 2 Years

The steelindustry is smiling again after long years of downturn. The industry hasundergone difficulties for a long time due to a decline in steel prices.However, the atmosphere is changing this year, with the prices of major steelproducts turning up. Major steel companies such as POSCO, Hyundai ...

GyeongjuFast Transforming into Magnet of Energy Firms

Gyeongju, thecity famous for ancient ruins and beautiful artifacts of the Shilla Dynasty, isnow transforming into a magnet for energy firms. Since the Korea WaterResources Corp. moved its headquarters building in Kyeongju on April 27, otherstate-run energy companies announced their intentions to...

OCICancels 3.4 Tril. Won Polysilicon Investment Plans

OCI said in aregulatory filing that it has pulled out of an investment plan to buildpolysilicon manufacturing plants whose combined worth is 3.4 trillion won. Thecompany had announced in December 2010 and April 2011 that it would construct afourth (1.6 trillion won) and fifth polysilicon plants ...


AJUBusiness Daily (

Pyongyangsuspected of bluffing hydrogen bomb test: seoul 

South Korea'sdefense chief expressed doubt Tuesday over North Korea's ability to conduct ahydrogen bomb test and miniaturize a nuclear



SamsungDisplay and LG Display to Increase Percentage of OLEDs

SamsungDisplay and LG Display are quickly expanding percentage of production ofOLED176. They are minimizing time and cost that are needed for facilityinvestments by converting previous LCD product

SouthKorea Is the First One to Commercialize 4-Band LTE-A 

4-Band LTE-A,which increases speed by tying up 4 frequencies through CA (CarrierAggregation) technology will be commercialized first by South Korea. As auctionfor...

SouthKorean Government to Control E-Commerce Sites Directly 

South KoreanGovernment can immediately suspend services from e-commerce sites that arefraud. Once consumers use digital contents such as dramas, music and othersthat hav...

SubscribedLines for Mobile Phones to Surpass 60 Million

Subscribedlines for mobile phones in South Korea is expected to


Maeil BusinessNews Korea ( )

Samsung’sLee Jae-yong marks two years in office, sticking to selection and concentration

Samsung Grouphas undergone various changes since Chairman Lee Kun-hee left management twoyears ago. He has been bedridden since he succumbed to acute myocardialinfarction. His son Jay ...

KumhoTire opens its third overseas factory in U.S.

South Korea’sKumho Tire Co. has completed building a new manufacturing facility in Macon inGeorgia, the United States, its ...

HanjinGroup Chairman steps down as head of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Cho Yang-ho,chairman of South Korea’s conglomerate Hanjin Group, has stepped down as headof the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter ...


The Korea Post is at your service.

The Korea Postis 31 years old this year and has 5 media units. They are all at your service.

The KoreaPost, established 31 years ago in 1985, operates five news media outlets, twoin the Korean language and three in English. They are all at your service. Youcan email all your English and Korean press releases and feedback for freepublication to edt@koreapost.comor five media outlets are:

(1) A Koreanprint newspaper (,

(2) A KoreanInternet (,

(3) An EnglishInternet (,

(4) An Englishprint monthly (,and

(5) An Englishe-daily (/rankup_module/rankup_notice/notice_list.html)

Sendyour news releases and feedback:

Send theEmbassy news releases to edt@koreapost.comforpublication by all its five media units, including one Korean ( one English ( dailies, which are updated real-time.(Call 010-5201-1740 forfurther details.)


Humor from a kind-hearted formerCentral Asian ambassador:

Who is poor?

A wealthy woman goes toa saree store and tells the boy at the counter, "Bhaiya, show me somecheap sarees. It is my son's marriage and I have to give to my maid."

After sometime, the maidcomes to the saree shop and tells the boy at the counter, "Bhaiya, show mesome expensive sarees. I want to gift my Mistress on her son's marriage."

Poverty is in the mindor in the purse?

Who is rich?

Once, a lady with herfamily was staying in a 3-star hotel for a picnic. She was the mother of a 6-month-oldbaby.

"Can I get 1 cup ofmilk?" asked the lady to the 3-star hotel manager.

"Yes, madam,"he replied.

"But it will cost100 bucks."

"No problem,"said the lady.

While driving back fromhotel, the child was hungry again.

They stopped at a roadside tea stall and took milk from the tea vendor

"How much?” sheasked the tea vendor.

"Madam, we don'tcharge money for kid's milk," the old man said with a smile.

"Let me know if youneed more for the journey."

The lady took one morecup and left.

She wondered,"Who’s richer? The hotel manager or the old tea vendor?”

Sometimes, in the racefor more money, we forget that we are all humans.

Let's help someone inneed, without expecting something in return.

It will make us feelbetter than what money can.

Coffee never knew thatit would taste so nice and sweet, before it met milk and sugar.

We are good asindividuals but become better when we meet and blend with the right people...

Stay connected.

"The world is fullof nice people... If you can't find one... Be one.

(Editor’s note: Contributethe humor of your country or region and help your incumbent and formercolleagues in Korea chuckle and remember you. Send the traditional and/orcurrent humor of you country or region to or to be shared with your colleagues and Korean friends.)


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