Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (July 7, 2016)
1. The South Korean government’s newly national brand ‘CREATIVE KOREA’ caught up in a plagiarism controversy. Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism denied the plagiarism allegations by arguing that they use different color and fonts. However, ‘Creative Economy’ which the Park Geun-hye Administration has emphasized turned out to be ridiculous.
The national brand was not CREATIVE KOREA but was ‘Ctrl C, Ctrl V.’ Oh, well.
2. There are increasing numbers of people who enjoy their holidays by shopping in the department store in cities to avoid summer heat instead of going somewhere else. The so-called ‘city holiday-goers’ are in their 20s and 30s who spend their holidays alone by shopping, having brunch, and watching movies.
Who wants to spend their holidays by themselves? They are enjoying their vacation alone because they have no money.
3. As a 5.0-magnitude earthquake was detected in Ulsan, South Korea, the calls for an overall reexamination of the Gori five and six new nuclear power plants construction are growing louder. Politicians will take legal actions against the approval of fifth and sixth reactors construction whether these reactors violate the law or not.
Ulsan has the largest nuclear power plant complex in the world. However, the government has approved of building new reactors again. They are fearless.
4. There will be promotional events for mackerels, which are known to produce fine dust, to facilitate consumption in South Korea. Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries says that Lotte Mart in South Korea will sell mackerels 30% off the original price.
The Ministry must bow and apologize to mackerels first.