Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (July 8, 2016)
1. The Ministry of National Defense says dispatching South Korean military officials to the Japanese embassy’s event marking the founding of Japan Self-Defense Forces is the defense exchange between South Korea and Japan. The ministry spokesman says ‘the director-level officials planned to participate in the event last’ but does not mention who attends the event.
The ministry does not want to mention who participates in the event. Look. They cannot because they are hiding something.
2. Those who drink more than three times a week are twice likely to commit suicide than those who do not drink. The social costs of alcohol addiction and suicide are expected to reach 1.5 billion US dollars per annum.
Some people rely on alcohol to live. Please make the world a better place to live without alcohol.
3. People can order alcoholic beverages from supermarkets while chicken restaurants can deliver beer to their customers. Delivery of liquor has been banned as sellers have to check buyer’s identification and sell beverages but the government agency decided to lift the ban as the delivery has become very common in South Korea.
Didn’t the news say that drinking increase suicide risk twice? So is Chimaek, the combination of chicken and maekju (beer) acceptable?