Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 10, 2016)
1. Comfort women who turned into activists gathered in New York and Washington to make the South Korea-Japan agreement over sexual slavery during World War II invalid. Lee Yong-su said in the United Nations Headquarters that the agreement that comfort women could not accept should be invalid.
That’s right. They should be respected.
2. A study found that a single household is likely to eat irregularly and become malnourished than the household with more than two people. One in three skipped a breakfast and they consume more carbohydrates and less protein.
You know that protein intake with soju, the Korean liquor, has a negative impact on your health.
3. AlphaGo defeats Lee Sedol, the world’s top player in a game of Baduk. It turned out that Cho Hunhyun, the legendary guru in Korea’s Baduk game registered for the proportional representation system and asked to support Korea’s Baduk.
Does he change his job because he worries that Baduk players will disappear in the future?
4. The city of Seoul provides temporary housing to 80% of homeless. Last year, 192 found a job and 99 received basic living costs from the Korean government.
They are able to survive if we give a hand to them. Isn’t this one of the government responsibilities?
5. The elementary school textbooks on social studies, which sparked controversy over biased description and errors by eliminating some terms such as ‘comfort women’ and ‘marital law army’ will be revised. Local education authorities will provide supplementary materials and conduct voluntary teaching training.
Isn’t this part of normalizing the abnormal process? The government is the only abnormal organization.