Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 20, 2016)


Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 20, 2016)

1. Amid blood supply shortage, a military officer has donated his blood 152 times in the last ten years. He made his first blood donation when he was a lieutenant in 2006. The officer gave his blood to complete strangers every month except military training and the total blood volume he donated so far was 60,800 CC.

He is the man of men. I hope there are more soldiers like him. Semper fi.

2. The court reached its final decision that the government should compensate the victim and the family who opposed Yushin Constitution, served time in prison and were acquitted during a retrial. The Supreme Court’s precedent, ‘Taking an emergency measure is a political activity which does not require compensation’, is continually overturned.

From my perspective, the Supreme Court’s precedent is a political action, isn’t it?

3. The city of Taebaek will restore Hanbo coal mine in Taebaek, the filming site of a South Korean television series called “The Descendants of the Sun,” which is sweeping throughout both South Korea and China. The city plans to build the site by spending government expenditure of 2.5 billion Korean Won (2.5 million US dollars) as soon as they receive approval from the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

I am little worried that the entire South Korea will transform into filming sites whenever Korean dramas hit the jackpot.

4. A study found that about 89.1% of employees have been nagged in their employers. Many workers suffer from gastrointestinal problems and hair loss because of their nagging bosses’ insults such as “informal language and arrogant attitude”, which topped the list followed by “continued task request.”

Mother-in-laws become hard on their daughter-in-law if she had a hard married life. What’s wrong with these nagging superiors as they were once new graduates before?



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