Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 2, 2016)
1. Kim Jong-in, the delegate of Minjoo Party in Korea expressed a pessimistic view of renegotiation over the agreement of wartime sex slaves between Korea and Japan. This opinion is contrary to the party platform who has continued to call for renegotiation of sex slavery deal by submitting a resolution.
What do you expect? It drives me crazy, really.
2. There is a system that helps low-income Korean youngsters who save 100,000 Korean Won (100 US dollars) every month and will receive 10 million Korean Won (10,000 US dollars) in return after three years. Gyeonggi Province will institute the system so called ‘A Working Young Adult’s Passbook’ in place by investing 600 million Won (600,000 US dollars) and recruit 500 members by the first day of next month.
Isn’t this part of populism? Some people may benefit from the system whereas some may not.
3. A civic group in South Korea is seeking to bring a taxidermied tiger (also known as Chosun tiger), which represents the exploitation during the Japanese Colonial Period. Japan held tiger meat tasting parties during the period and the purpose of the event was ‘Eating Chosun (or Korea).
Japan still seeks the opportunity to eat Korea. Don’t even think about it.
4. Another statue of a teenage girl or peace monument was erected in Dangjin in Chungnam Province. Young Korean students paid their pocket money and Korean citizens made a concerted effort to collect money. Their efforts focused on keeping people informed of the correct perception of history and asking Japan to apologize for their serious mistakes done in the past.
There are so many adults who are not as mature as young students.
5. Lieutenant Chey Min-jung, the daughter of the chairman of SK Group, one of the largest conglomerates in South Korea, is serving as a naval officer at the Northern Limit Line. She attracts people’s attention whether she can be a Korean version of Prince Harry or not.
Anyway, what she’s doing is worth it.