Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (June 22, 2016)
1. The South Korean government decided to extend the existing Gimhae Airport instead of building a new airport in Gyeongsang Province. As a result, the government dropped the much-awaited plan that lasted over ten years to select a location—whether it is Gaedeokdo or Miryang—has dropped.
MB apologized. Park Geun-hye apologized. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
2. The South Korean government allows the participation of Sewol Special Committee in the process of investigating the vessel after the salvage of Sewol Ferry. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries plans to help the committee when inspecting the ship in the process.
Having the committee inspect the ship is a matter of course. The ministry must work with the committee.
3. While rice consumption in Korea has dropped, meat consumption has increased in the last decade as a result of western diet. The meat consumption has increased because Koreans eat out more often, and become more accustomed to westernized diet.
We don’t believe in Sintoburi any more? The domestic farm products are the best.
4. A study found that nearly half of the population in Seoul is households under two or fewer members. The growing number of these families weakens social ties, which produces side effects that no one looks after them when they are ill.
A good neighbor is better than a distant cousin. Why don’t we say ‘hello’ first when we meet our neighbors?