Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 21, 2016)
1. There is a growing suspicion that the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) secretly supported Korea Parent Federation (KPK) and North Korea Refugees Human Rights Association of Korea. FKI neither accepted nor denied the suspicion by saying, “They cannot identify the detail.”
They have money to burn. By the way, if FKI is behind KPK, who is behind FKI?
2. Korea Internet Security Agency published a book about future expectations so-called <2045 Future society@ The Internet>. According to the book, in 2045, combat robots and unmanned machines will defend the nation and military service will switch from compulsory to voluntary. Moreover, artificial organs and precision diagnosis extend average human lifespan to 120 years.
If you endure 30 years, you don’t have to serve in the army. You have to be good at playing games if you want to join the army.
3. The ‘Sewol’ ribbon that hopes for safe return of missing Sewol Ferry students was listed as standard Unicode. The Unicode Consortium and 416 Solidarity said the yellow ribbon was designated as a computing text standard by changing its title to “Remember 0416” to remember the victims of Sewol Ferry Disaster.
Do you want to stop when the world still remembers the tragedy? Let’s not do this, please.
4. Korean workers spend an average of 6,300 Korean Won (6.30 US dollars) for their lunch. They pay 600 Won more, which was 5,700 Won than last year and more than half of employees (59.3%) said that the lunch price was too much.
We can’t always pack lunch. That’s why lunch from a convenience store is popular.