Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 9, 2016)
1. Dosirak or lunch box in Korean convenience stores expands their customers to 50s and teenagers. A single household has recently increased and cost-effective products become popular during the long-term economic stagnation.
The lunch box costs only 4,000 Korean Won (4 US dollars), which is very cheap. But it is sad, though.
2. Rev. So Gang-suk compared President Park Geun-hye’s appearance with other female leaders around the world. He said in the morning prayer service that South Korean president has feminine beauty, unlike bulky female leaders in the world. As a response, Ms. Park smiled and the audience applauded.
Well, I understand because there is nothing to brag about. But smile and applaud are too much.
3. ‘Happiness’ is a relative term for chicken in online social media. Daumsoft developed and unveiled the so-called ‘chicken index’ to measure the level of happiness.
This is as similar as discomfort index by simply putting, ‘Today chicken index is 75’. That’s interesting.
4. The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) called on Japanese leaders to stop evading responsibility on the comfort women issue and to restore deleted parts of the wartime sexual slaves in textbooks. The Japanese government protested that the Japanese army did not take these women by force.
We can’t do anything because the agreement ‘final and irreversible resolution’?