Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 28, 2016)
1. Japan’s Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary reiterated that the removal of the statue of a teenage girl in front of the Japanese embassy was included in the agreement between and South Korea and Japan on sexual slavery during World War II. There was an argument that President Park Geun-hye was linked to the removal of the statue, but she said the statue was not even mentioned in the agreement.
I don’t know who is right but let’s call off the agreement because both have different opinions.
2. The image of “Mensa” has turned into college admission “qualification.” Students can apply for a comprehensive review of college admission if they have unique experience in their school reports. Mr. A, for example, prepared for the Mensa membership exam with the brain training textbook made by a private academy. He became the Mensa member after a five-month of preparation with his IQ going up from 118 to 158.
So do you want to know what happened to him? He was accepted by the school of his dreams. People say geniuses are made. I think that is true.
3. The Oxy humidifier disinfectant scandal triggered online shoppers to launch a boycott campaign against the company’s products, resulting in a significant drop in sales of Oxy daily supplies. Avoiding Oxy products were more prevalent in online shopping malls rather than offline shopping malls such as big supermarkets.
We will never use Oxy products until the company offers a sincere apology and compensation to the victims.
4. One in five Koreans suffer from hair loss, but they rely on nonmedical methods such as shampoo for hair loss and scalp tonic. Experts warn that people may miss the right time to start hair loss treatment if they continue to rely on advice from the related products or friends as hair loss needs medical attention.
Medical experts’ advice is way too expensive. Did you not know that?
5. Only four in ten small and medium enterprises say that they will take a day off when May 6 becomes the temporary holiday. More than half of employers do not plan to pay an allowance to their employees.
Only government offices and schools have a day off that day. Only children benefit from the government decision.