Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (June 10, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (June 10, 2016)


1.South Korean police did not permit the Sewol Ferry tragedy-related assembly while they allowed the Parent Federation assembly. They allowed all of 3,580 assemblies made by the Parent Federation in the last three years.

Police must have been good to their parents. They are worth receiving the filial piety award.


2. As a prolonged economic downturn continues, South Koreans are having a difficult time making a living. In particular, people in their 20s and 30s start up a relatively easier cafe business, which raises concerns that they will follow the same suit of people in their 50s and 60s who went bankrupt because they start up a chicken restaurant.

So starting up a café business is the job support for youngsters, isn’t it? The government spends too much money on training barristers.


3.Three in ten convenience stores in Seoul illegally sell tobaccos to teenagers. The stores sell cigarettes to these youngsters during weekday mornings when store owners presume these teenagers are in school.

Are convenience stores enjoying its economic boom because of that? Please check their identification before it is too late.


4. The South Korean government recently bans on the use of toothpaste and gargle solutions as these products are known to contain carcinogenic substances. The government prohibited the use of toothpaste, gargle solutions, and wet tissues for infants’ oral cavity if these products contain triclosan, a harmful substance.

What? We have been holding the poison in our mouth. The thought of holding the poison makes me swear.


5. Imported-snacks make inroads into Korea’s domestic snack food market. The snack food industry in Korea tries their best to regain consumer confidence by increasing the amount of product to get rid of their bad reputation, the so-called ‘nitrogen snacks.’ Despite their efforts, the increased sales of imported goods threatened the Korean-made snacks.

Well, Korean companies should be aware of the value of domestic customers before. Regaining consumer confidence is one of the difficult challenges in the world.


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