Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 8, 2016)
1. Korean political circle keeps their sharp eyes over how early voting has an impact on voting variables, with the general election six days ahead. It is conventional wisdom that high voter turnout of young people is advantageous for leftists whereas low voter turnout of young people is for conservatives.
Well, I don’t know anything about it. Please vote before going to cherry blossom sightseeing.
2. About 24% of Koreans over aged 30 or older are prediabetes from becoming type 2 diabetes. Amid the Korean government declared war against sugar, experts warned that the best way to prevent diabetes is to improve lifestyle self-management including quitting smoking, workouts, and healthy meals.
Everyone knows that. It is not easy to look after them when life is tough. Whew!
3. A franchise owner of Mr. Pizza argued that the CEO Jung Woo-hyun, who punched the security guard in the face, forced other stores to buy his autobiography. When consumers called for a boycott of Mr. Pizza, franchise owners apologized instead of Jung and urged him to offer the sincere apology.
He doesn’t take any action after he made a fortune. We should continue to stop eating his food.
4. It was later found that a middle school teacher who demanded female students to show him their naked body pictures was relieved from his responsibility. With his constant demands, they sent about ten pictures.
It is an embarrassing matter which I do not even want to refer again. I want to snap and snarl such as F word.
5. The marriage rate in South Korea hits the record low-level last year with only 5.9 marriages per 1,000 population. The average age of first marriages for Korean women reached 30 for the first time.
Korean women couldn’t even think of getting married, busy meeting qualifications for employment, even if they turn into 30. No wonder the birth rate is the record low. Whew!