Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 6, 2016)
1. There was the first person who was charged with attending “a teenage girl statue guardian” assembly. The Jongno police booked with Hong without detention. The college student joined the rally in front of the statue near the Japanese embassy to criticize the Korea-Japan agreement over wartime sexual slaves.
Is this also the final and irreversible solution? The police have been generous to grandfathers in military uniform.
2. The so-called “Gray Vote”, a collective vote controlled by elderly people finally landed in Korea. One of four Korean voters is in their 60s, expecting to lead the general election for the first time.
The problem is that older people determine the future and younger people hold the responsibility. Please make sure to vote if youngsters hold themselves accountable for their future.
3. Two in ten seniors aged 60 years or older enjoy leisure activities, but they are limited to watching movies. More than 67% of those surveyed responded that they consume junk food once a month.
Only 60s do that? I think the other age groups are same as well.
4. According to prosecutors’ investigation to crack down on some large hospitals and nursing homes, these facilities have poorly managed food ingredients. Some of the medical services lied about the country of origin and used moldy food ingredients past the expiration date.
Hospitals should pay particular attention to cleanliness and hygiene management.
5. A study found that about half of South Korean men in their 30s are obese while approximately 30% of South Korean women aged 35 or older are overweight. Korean women’s legs have been getting longer since 2004 with the figure also increasing in other age groups.
Do they have longer legs? Well, I am not sure.