The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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May 18, 2016

TheKorean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday,May 18, 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.


Toavoid duplication with the National Day of Russia

Date of DanoFestival changed to Fri. Jun 10 from Wed. June 8

Your Excellency:

The date of the tour of the Gangneung Dano Festival has been changed to Friday 10 June 2016 from the previous date to avoid duplication with theNational Day of the Russian Federation on Wednesday 8 June 2016. All the otherdetails of the Tour remain the same.

Also, TheKorea Post and the Gangneung City Government present each participatingAmbassador with a prestigious Plaque of Testimonial of Dedciation to thePromotion of Relations with People of Korea presented jointly the Chairman of The Korea Post and the Mayor of theGangneung City?as shown below:

The new schedule of the tour follows:

0820 hours, Friday10, 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.). Presentation of Plaque of Testimonial of Dedication to the Promotionof Relations with People of Korea to each participating ambassador.

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.

I would greatly appreciate it if Your Excellencywould kindly advise us of your convenience on that day. My personal phonenumber is 010-5201-1740.

Very Respectfully Yours


Lee Kyung-sik


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


ParkUrges N. Korea to Learn Lesson from Iran

President ParkGeun-hye has urged North Korea to learn from Iran and open up its doors to theoutside world and receive support from the international community.

ObamaGov't to Continue Isolating N. Korea until Denuclearization Vow

The WhiteHouse says it will continue its policy of isolating North Korea with stronginternational sanctions until the end of President Barack Obama's term inoffice unless the communist state promises to end its nuclear weapons program.

EducationMinistry Voices Opposition to Abolishing Military Exemption Rule

The EducationMinistry has voiced opposition to the Defense Ministry’s move to abolish by2023 the special rule that exempts science and engineering majors from thecompulsory military service.

KonoBacks Seoul-Tokyo Sex Slavery Deal

ParkUrges N. Korea to Learn Lesson from Iran

SaenuriInnovation Committee Chief Resigns amid Factional Disaccord


Yonhap (

HyundaiMotor's Genesis to launch G80 next month

Hyundai MotorCo., South Korea's top automaker, said Wednesday that its luxury brand Genesiswill launch the G80 next month, ushering in a new era for its G series.

Late-bloomerEXID to release first full-length album in 5 yrs

South Koreangirl group EXID will return to the K-pop scene with its first full-length albumin five years, its talent agency revealed on Wednesday.

DaewooShipbuilding workers protest restructuring moves

Workers at thetroubled Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. are crying foul overheightened pressure from the government and its creditors to further cut jobsand sell more assets, industry sources said Wednesday.

S.Korea, U.S. hold cybersecurity forum

South Koreaand the United States opened a government-civilian forum here Wednesday oncybersecurity policy and related business partnerships.


The KoreaHerald (

HanKang wins Booker award

Korean authorHan Kang became the first Korean to win the prestigious Man BookerInternational Prize for her novel “The...

Saenurifails to effectuate interim leadership

The rulingSaenuri Party on Tuesday failed to hold two key meetings due to a deepeningfactiona...

Ministrybans sales of seven toxic household products

TheEnvironment Ministry announced Tuesday it will ban sales of seven householdproducts that w...

S.Korea to abolish alternative military service by 2022

South Korea’sDefense Ministry said Tuesday it plans to gradually abolish the military’sspec...


The KoreaTimes (

Factionalfeud boils over at Saenuri Party 

The rulingSaenuri Party is in turmoil after loyalists to President Park Geun-hye refusedto parti...

Conflictdeepens over Gwangju memorial song 

The nation hasbeen thrown into political turmoil again following the government’s refusal toaccept a symbolic song as the official anthem for the memorial s... 

Koreato drop ban on stem cell research 

The Koreangovernment will lift its seven-year ban on human stem cell research. 

Kim& Chang embroiled in Oxy cover-up scandal 

A wideningcriminal investigation into the toxic humidifier disinfectant made by OxyReckitt Benck... 

Twitterto ease character limit to catch up with Facebook 

Twitter willno longer count photos and links in its 140-character limit for tweets,according to ...


Dong AIlbo (

FirstKorean wins Man Booker International Prize

Novelist HanKang has won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction for the first timeas a Korean. The Man Booker Prize sel…

Hyundaito ‘knockdown export’ Mighty to Iran 

Hyundai Motoris likely to resume knockdown exports to Iran, following the footsteps of Kia.It has been confirmed that the auto…

ManBooker Prize selects winning books in English and non-English

The Man BookerPrize of the U.K. is considered as one of three most-publicized awards in worldliterature along with Nobel Prize …


Chosun Ilbo (

Later Marriage Leads to More Twins Born

A record- number of twins were born in Korea last year asmore older couples resorted to fertility treatment. According to Supreme Courtdata, 29,904 twins were born in 2015 accounting for 6.6 percent of all childrenborn that year.

2 Defectors Missing in China-N.Korea BorderRegion

Two North Korean defectors who settled in the South havebeen missing near the Chinese border with North Korea since early this year,the Foreign Ministry here said Tuesday. The two went missing in Jilin Provincein February and March. 

Victims Sue Over Germicide Poisoning

More than 400 people have filed a class-action lawsuitagainst the government and several companies that made toxic humidifierdisinfectants that led to some 200 deaths. The 463 plaintiffs are each seekingW50 million in compensation for deaths or W30 million for injuries as well asW10 million for psychological trauma.


Hankyoreh Shinmoon (

Jointmilitary exercises draw S. Korea closer to US and Japan

Seoul sayingexercises are not a step toward full integration on missile defense with the US

Japandebating the legality of preemptive strikes on enemy bases

A series ofNorth Korean ballistic missile launch tests toward the East Sea has promptedrenewed calls in Japan for preemptive strikes against enemy bases.Proponents ofthe approach argue that it is a necessary countermeasure when an imminent NorthKorean missile attack on Japan is predicted.

Debateroiling over how to sing “March of the Beloved” in Gwangju this week

South Korea’sMinistry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs has rejected the request of thepolitical opposition and organizations connected with the Gwangju Massacre tohave the song “March for the Beloved” be sung in unison at this year’s memorialevent for the massacre on May 18 and to designate it as the event’s officialsong.

Sewolfamilies collaborating with families affected by disasters in France

The familymembers of victims in the Sewol ferry sinking have decided to promote the ideaof collaborating with French disaster victims to hold an internationalconference in Seoul as early as this October to promote solidarity amongvictims of large-scale disasters around the world. If the conference takesplace, it would be the world’s first such solidarity meeting for disastervictims.

Britishresearcher speaks out against performance-based pay system

MaryRobertson, a visiting researcher at the Public Services International ResearchUnit (PSIRU), shared her opinions on the South Korean government’s publicinstitution performance-based annual pay system during a May 16 visit to theoffices of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU) - partof the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) - in Seoul.


JoongAng Ilbo (conservative): (

HanKang’s novel wins Booker International

Koreannovelist Han Kang has won the Man Booker International Prize for her novel “TheVegetarian.” Han’s novel, through which she explores human violence, wasselected unanimously by the judging panel, according to the official website ofthe prize…

Celebritypainter accused of outsourcing his art

Prosecutorscharged Cho Young-nam, 71, a Korean singer, author, television personality,radio show host…

Sevenproducts pulled from sale for bad chemicals

The state-ledinvestigation into air fresheners, odor-reducing sprays and other cleaningagents revealed…

Yoofights for new statistics plan

YooGyeong-joon, the commissioner of Statistics Korea, is planning an ambitiousreform of his agency…

KDBto end up with biggest stake in HMM

KoreaDevelopment Bank (KDB) is becoming the biggest shareholder of the troubledHyundai Merchant Marine…


The KyunghyangShinmoon (

'PresidentPark Tore the Agreement on Political Cooperation '

On May 16, theMinistry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs officially decided not to have theattendees sing "March for the Beloved" in unison at the ceremony c···

NISBlocks Lawyers from Meeting North Korean Restaurant Employees

The NationalIntelligence Service (NIS) declined the application for an attorney’s meetingwith the twelve employees of a North Korean restaurant located in Ch···

DirectorPark Chan-wook, 'Didn't Expect to Be Selected by Cannes... More Worried aboutTicket Sales than Winning an Award'

Park Chan-wook(53, photo) looked relaxed as he stepped onto the red carpet spread out beforethe Grand Theatre Lumiere on May 14 (local time). It was his third··


The KoreaEconomic Daily (

ChineseGovernment to Announce New Regulatory Measure Aimed at Korean EV Battery Makers

The Chinesegovernment will introduce a new regulation on electric vehicle batteries withwhich battery suppliers comply in order to get EV battery subsidies. Followinga measure to exclude nickel-cobalt-manganese batteries, for which Koreanbattery makers such as SK Innovation, LG Chem, and Samsung... 

KoreaMakes Inroads into Indonesia’s $2.7 Bil. Infrastructure Market

Korea GasCorp. and Korea Rail Network Authority signed a memorandum to take part inIndonesia’s US$2.7 billion infrastructure projects, including the establishmentof gas pipelines and the construction of light rail lines. Park Geun-hye,President of South Korea, held a summit meeting with her Ind...

KiaParticipates in World IT Show 2016, First among Car Makers

Kia Motors hastaken part in the World IT Show 2016, Korea's largest ICT trade show, for thefirst time as an automobile company, showcasing its driverless car technologyto be commercialized by 2020. At the World IT Show, organized by the KoreaEconomic Daily and sponsored by the Ministry of Scienc...

SamsungHeavy Submits Self-rescue Plan with KDB

Samsung HeavyIndustries, a Korean shipbuilder that has suffered from an order drought in thewake of low oil prices for years, has submitted a self-help plan on May 17 withits principal creditor Korea Development Bank. This is the third time for aSamsung Group affiliate to come up with a restruct...

ShinsegaeGroup Opens Myeong-dong Duty-free Shop

ShinsegaeGroup will hold a pre-open event on May 18 for its Myeong-dong duty-free shopin downtown Seoul. The new 13,884-square-meter store has been prepared on fivefloors (8th to 12th floors) of the new sales annex in its Shinsegae DepartmentStore. The duty-free shop will feature a total of 600 ...


AJUBusiness Daily (

Continuedactivity at North Korea's SLBM submarine site: 38 North  

North Korea ispushing ahead with the development of a ballistic missile submarine andsubmarine-launched ballistic missiles following a series of questionabletests… 



SouthKorea’s IT and Baduk Industries to Join Hands in Developing South KoreanAlphaGo

After TheElectronic Times Co., Ltd.¡?s 1st ICT (Information Communication Technology)Baduk Competition took place, South Korea¡?s IT and Baduk industries areworking on manufacturing South Korean Al

GJMDevelops Roll-to-Roll Deposition System for OLEDs

A small SouthKorean company has developed a deposition system that can directly depositorganic and inorganic material onto film and plastic material and mass-producefle...

MSIPto Invest $34 Million for 3 Years in Development of Unmanned...

South KoreanGovernment is going to invest total of $34 million (40 billion KRW) for 3 yearsinto technologies for unmanned vehicles such as unmanned aerial vehicle...

11stStrengthens Its Competitive Edge in Mobile Shopping

11st isintroducing ¡®fingerprint recognition¡? solution as


Maeil BusinessNews Korea ( )

S.Korea’s govt to ease regulation on banks’ foreign exchange positions

The SouthKorean government is set to ease regulations on foreign exchange position onbanks doing business in Korea, judging banks are better capable of hedgingagainst risks and have ...

WooriBank to offer insurance products in Indonesia, Vietnam

South Korea’scommercial bank Woori Bank will join hands with local insurance companies toprovide insurance service and ...

S.Korean writer Han Kang’s “The Vegetarian” wins Man Booker Prize

South Koreanauthor Han Kang won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for her novel “TheVegetarian”, a disturbing story of ...


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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Sendthe Embassy 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.)


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



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!


The Korea Post now has a new Vice Chairman

Resume of Vice Chairman Choi Nam-sik of The Korea Post

The Korea Post continues to expand its staffstrength, and most recently welcomed Mr. Choi Nam-suk as its Vice President. Heis now second in command at The KoreaPost publishing five media units, 3 in English and 2 in the Koreanlanguage. A brief personal resume of Vice Chairman Choi follows:

Name in Full: Choe Nam-Suk (Mr.)

Date of Birth: January 4, 1949

Education: Seoul National University (Major:English & English Literature)

Military Service: Foreign Liaison Officer (1stLieutenant)

Headquarter Office, ROK Air Force

Major Social Career:

1984-1989: Account Director, Oricom Marketing, CommunicationsAgency

1990-1994: Director in Charge of Public Relations,Halla Business Group

1995-2000: Vice President, Int'l Affairs, Iksan, AdvertisingGroup

2002-2014: Executive Director, The EconomicReport, English Economic Monthly

2016: Vice Chairman, The Korea Post Media Group


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