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May 13, 2016

TheKorean daily media headlines and humor

Friday,May 13, 2016

Your Excellency:

Here are The KoreaPost notices and a roundup of important headlines from all majorKorean-language dailies, 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.


Invitation to the Dano Festival and preview of 2018 WinterOlympic Games venues

Your Excellency:

The distance is becoming shorter everyday to the Dano Festival in Gangneung City on the picturesque East Coast onJune 8, 2016. We have already  our invitationto Your Excellency with a solicitation to attend the most interesting Koreanfolk festival.

The schedule is as follows:

0820 hours,Wedensday 8 June 2016: Meet at Grand Hyatt Seoul (near the Water Fountain).

1500 hours:Leave Gangneung for Seoul.

(Full text of Inviation at the end ofthis Report)



Sendyour latest Embassy news releases toTheKorea Post for publication

Your Excellency:

Send your latest press release(s) in Korean to ( for immediate publication and inEnglish to

They are published by the five media outlets of The Korea Post,including the Korean-language Internet newspaper, English website and theKorean-language newspaper (

VeryRespectfully Yours


Lee Kyung-sik

Publisher-Chairmanof The Korea Post


IncludeThe Korea Post chairman in your Kakaotalk partner list for HOT NEWS!

Hispersonal mobile phone number is 010-5201-1740.

ChairmanLee has a lot of up-to-minute hot information to be shared with YourExcellency. Do your esteemed country a favor and bring the two greatcountries closer together using Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post, who owns and operates five print and Internet newsmedia, including, English and Korean-languagenewspaper Use Chairman Lee and hisfive news outlets for the sake of your great country!

Manyambassadors are already Kakaotalk news sharers with Chairman Lee!


Aquick roundup of major news stories from the Korean media today:


Parkto Meet Ruling, Opposition Floor Leaders

President ParkGeun-hye will hold a meeting with the floor leaders and chief policymakers ofthe ruling and opposition parties Friday afternoon, the first time in six months.

UNChief Ban to Visit S. Korea This Month

UNSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit South Korea and Japan at the end ofthis month.

Militaryto Introduce 100 More K-2 Tanks 

The SouthKorean military is seeking to introduce some 100 additional units of thedomestically built, cutting-edge K-2 "Black Panther" tanks.

Survey:Majority of Koreans Disapprove, Japanese Approve Sex Slavery Agreement

UNChief Ban to Visit S. Korea This Month

Parkto Meet Ruling, Opposition Floor Leaders


Yonhap (

Obama'sHiroshima visit to honor not only A-bomb victims, but 'all innocents lost inWWII': White House

U.S. PresidentBarack Obama's planned visit to the Japanese city of Hiroshima is aimed athonoring the memory of not only Japanese victims of the 1945 U.S. atomicbombing, but also all innocents lost during the war, the White House saidThursday.

U.N.chief to visit S. Korea amid speculation about presidential election

U.N.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit his native South Korea forinternational conferences later this month, his spokesman announced Thursday,as speculation persists about the possibility of his running for president.

Judge-turned-lawyerarrested in influence-peddling scandal

Prosecutorsformally arrested a judge-turned-lawyer accused of accepting billions of wonfrom clients in exchange for promises to use her connections and influence overcourts to help them win lighter sentences.

Alliesagree to explore various measures to curb N.K. provocations

South Koreaand the United States have agreed to explore various measures to stave offpotential North Korean provocations, the allies said Thursday, reaffirming thatPyongyang's saber-rattling poses a grave threat to their alliance.


The KoreaHerald (

Oxycase tests Korean consumers

Kim Min-sun, a35-year-old office worker in Seoul, recalls a winter day in 2010 when shebought a bottle of Oxy Ssak Ssa...

Measuresneeded to cushion massive layoffs

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KT'likely' to partner with Tesla for telematics system: sources

KT, thenation’s second-largest mobile carrier, is likely to be chosen as electricvehicle mak...

Danishfirm denies link to toxic humidifier disinfectant

Danishchemical company KeTox -- which allegedly supplied PGH to Korean companyButterflyeffect...


The KoreaTimes (

USmay test Zika virus in Seoul 

U.S. armedforces are considering conducting Zika virus detection tests in the laboratoryat the Yongsan garrison, central Seoul, according to the U.S. Army E... 

BrazilianPresident suspended by Senate; faces impeachment trial 

BrazilianPresident Dilma Rousseff was suspended Thursday from office to face animpeachment trial...

Rulingparty lawmakers call for talks with N. Korea 

President ParkGeun-hye’s administration shows no signs of changing its hard-line stance onNorth Korea, but now even some ruling party lawmakers are cautious... 

N.Korea seeks to mend ties with China 

North Korea isexpected to focus on restoring ties with China in an effort to overcome theeconomi... 

IBMbrings cognitive robot Nao-mi to Korea 

IBM introducedNao-mi, a robot powered by its cognitive system Watson, for the first time inKorea...


Dong AIlbo (

Briberyscandal emerges overTokyo Olympic organizing committee

The 2020 TokyoOlympic Games are engulfed in a bribery scandal. It has been revealed thatJapan provided a huge sum of payment to…

HankookTire to supply tires for Tesla’s Model 3

Hankook Tirewill supply tires for Model 3, Tesla’s new model released in March.According tothe automobile industry on Thursday,…

InterruptedREM sleep hampers memory building

Rapid eyemovement sleep, or REM sleep, where the brain keeps active in the state ofsleep and makes a sleeper dream lasts some 9…


Chosun Ilbo (

Microsoft to Build Cloud Data Centers inKorea

Microsoft will build three large data centers in GyeonggiProvince near Seoul and the southern port city of Busan by next year. MicrosoftKorea CEO Alfred Koh told reporters Wednesday the data centers aim to keep upwith surging use in Northeast Asia.

Fast-Track Lanes at Incheon Airport Open toMore Users

More passengers will be able to use fast-track boardinglanes at Incheon International Airport from July. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructureand Transport said Wednesday that the age of eligibility for express lanes willbe reduced from 80 to 70. 

Ko Hyun-jung Faces Off Against Veteran ActingMasters

Ko Hyun-jung returns to the small screen with the new tvNseries "Dear My Friends," which starts Friday and is mainly making asplash due to a cast with an average age of 70s. Ko is the only young actressin the soap.


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

Whydoes the NIS have so many intelligence failures?

With RiYong-gil alive, it appears the Park administration announced purge to buildsupport for unilateral complex shutdown

Invisiting Hiroshima, Obama seeking world without nukes

Barack Obama’sdecision to visit Hiroshima is understood to represent both his personal idealof a world without nuclear weapons and geopolitical considerations includingthe US alliance with Japan. This can be seen as a coup for Japanese diplomats,who took advantage of the fact that this year’s G7 summit is being held inJapan.

Thereal idea of “Hiroshima peace”

Speaking toreporters at his official residence in Tokyo on May 10, Japanese Prime MinisterShinzo Abe shared news of Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Hiroshima.“As theonly country in the world to suffer wartime atomic bombing, Japan has calledfor the abolition of nuclear weapons so that this horrible experience is neverrepeated,” Abe said.

Koreanvictims of Hiroshima to send Obama a letter seeking his acknowledgement

The KoreaAtomic Bomb Victim Association has decided to send a letter to Barack Obamabefore his visit to Hiroshima. In the letter, the association asks Obama to payhis respects before a memorial stone to Korean victims of the atomic bomb inHiroshima Peace Memorial Park and to acknowledge the Korean victims of thebomb, launch an investigation, offer an apology and provide compensation.

Civicgroup says it won’t cooperate with implementation of comfort women agreement

After theSouth Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced its plans to establish afoundation with Japan to support the former comfort women for the JapaneseImperial Army as part of implementing the agreement reached with Japan on Dec.28, the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery byJapan (Jeongdaehyeop) declared that it would not cooperate.

Marriageservices ask, “Are you a member of the new aristocracy?”

A marriageinformation service has recently been assigning scores to prospective spousesaccording to their alma mater. The test, which divides people into 15categories by academic background, also includes scores for parents’universities and assets. The test asks, “Noblesse: a new aristocracy for the21st century. Are you a member? Find out your score on this simple test.”


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

FSC’sYim says restructuring is urgent

The Koreaneconomy is in need of structural reform, stressed Yim Jong-yong, chairman ofthe Financial Services Commission (FSC), as its pillar industries -shipbuilding and steelmaking - are in deep ruts. However, the chief financialregulator underscored that the current situation is very different from thepainful Asian economic crisis that Korea went through in the late 1990s…

Pressureon gov’t over sterilizers is mounting

Oppositionparties called for an apology from the Park Geun-hye administration for thehumidifier sterilizer…

Journalistsgripe about North Korea’s nosy minders

Foreigncorrespondents allowed into Pyongyang this week to cover North Korea’s firstparty congress…

Diplomatsimpressed with Korea’s open vision

Businessleaders and foreign diplomats have welcomed Korea’s “open communication”…

Reformnot negotiable, says Yim

FinancialServices Commission Chairman Yim Jong-yong emphasized consistency and improvedcommunication…


The KyunghyangShinmoon (

UnificationMinistry Previously Announced the Execution of Ri Yong-gil, Now Silent atQuestion of Ri’s Return

The SouthKorean government had officially announced the execution of Ri Yong-gil (61,photo), former chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army. B···

ArrestWarrant for Attorney Choi Yu-jeong who Allegedly Received 10 Bn Won To Lobbythe Bench

Theprosecutors requested an arrest warrant for an attorney, who was formerly achief judge, for receiving unreasonable fees of 10 billion won for the purposeo···

TheShadow Cast over Kim Jong-un's North Korea after the Closing of the 7th Party CongressThe7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea closed in North Korea. The four-daycongress imprinted at home and abroad the fact that Kim Jong-un's power ba···


The KoreaEconomic Daily (

ChineseHousewives Fall in Love with Korean-made Household Items

When LotteMart made its entry into China in 2008, the buzzword was “localization.” Underthis strategy, it focused on making local consumers feel comfortable in productlineups and price ranges almost indistinguishable from local stores. Today,however, it looks different. If one visits a Lotte M...

TradeMinistry to Open Largest-ever Korean Expo in China

The Koreangovernment is moving heaven and earth to help boost the shipments of Korean-madeconsumer goods to China through retailers. The Ministry of Trade, Industry& Energy will open the largest-ever Korean Wave goods expo in China’s majorcities, including Shenyang, Xi'an, and Chongqing, betwee...

MedicalEquipment Exports Rise to More Than 3 Tril. Won Last Year

The value ofexports of medical equipment has surpassed 3 trillion won for the first time inhistory, largely thanks to a rapid increase in the export of plastic surgeryfillers and dental implants. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said on May12 that the nation's medical equipment makers have p...

KoreaEximBank to Issue Panda Bonds, First among Korean Banks

Korea EximBankwill issue "Panda bonds," Chinese yuan-denominated bonds issued bynon-Chinese issuers, for the first time among Korean banks. Until now, the mainsources of foreign funds for Korean banks and firms were dollar-, euro-, andyen-denominated bonds. With the state-run bank's decision to ...

OurhomeSets Its Goal High at 200 Bil. Won Sales by 2020

Ourhome Inc.,Korea's leading food service company from restaurant franchising to foodcatering and food ingredient supply, has set its eyes on overseas markets. Thecompany plans to raise overseas sales to 200 billion won by 2020 from today's50 billion won. The first time Ourhome moved overseas wa...


AJUBusiness Daily (

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NorthKorean hydropower dam leaking shortly after completion  

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Maeil BusinessNews Korea ( )

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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:

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Sendyour news releases and feedback:

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Invitation to the Dano Festival and preview of 2018 WinterOlympic Games venues

Your Excellency:

The distance is becoming shorter everyday to the Dano Festival in Gangneung City on the picturesque East Coast onJune 8, 2016. We have already  our invitationto Your Excellency with a solicitation to attend the most interesting Koreanfolk festival.

Favorable response to the invitation is muchstronger than at other festivals. festival korea&biw=1280&bih=900&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwidt5PAp9HMAhWDJZQKHTE6CnAQsAQINw


Please make reservation for Your Excellency andMadam in advance as it is a very, very interesting traditional Korean folkfestival.

Here is re-run of our invitation we have emailedto Your Excellency:

I am pleased to inform Your Excellency that MayorChoi Myung-hee of the Gangneung City of the Gangwon Province cordially invitesYour Excellency and Madam to the Grand Gangneung Dano Festival & Preview of2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung City on Wednesday June 8, 2016.

The Korea Post media fully covers the mostimportant event for publication by all its five media units (3 in English and 2in the Korean language).

Special Note: Each participating country will bebriefly introduced by the June 2016 issue of The Korea Post which will bedelivered to the host in advance of the day of the Tour.

The schedule is as follows:

0820 hours,Wedensday 8 June 2016: Meet at Grand Hyatt Seoul (near the Water Fountain).

0830-1130hours:Move from Seoul to the Sea Mark Hotel in Gangneung City.

1130-1138hours:Brief welcome ceremony, welcome address by Mayor Choi and return address by theDean of the visiting members of the Seoul Diplomatic Corps

1138-1140hours:Presentation of Plaque of Appreciation to the Mayor of the Gangneung City.(Plaque of Appreciation to be prepared by TheKorea Post.)

1140-1200hours:Introduction to Dano Festival and Briefing on the Preparation of the 2018Winter Olympic Games

1200-1300hours:Attend luncheon hosted by Mayor and Mrs. Choi Myung-hee

1300-1500hours:Tour of the Olympic Park, attend Dano Festival rites.

1500 hours:Leave Gangneung for Seoul.

(A slight change could occur to the scheduledepending on the traffic situation of the day.)

Very Respectfully Yours


Lee Kyung-sik

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