Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (July 27, 2016)
1. Internet users are angry over the South Korean government that tricked the victims of sexual slavery of Japanese army during World War II by forcing them to participate in the ‘Comfort Women Foundation’ ceremony. There is rising criticism that ‘what the government did to the victims was no different from Japanese army.’
What the government is doing is not right. They deserve criticism.
2. Last year, about 9,000 cherished pets were abandoned in Seoul alone. The phenomenon called ‘pet version of Goryojang,’ in which owners abandon their pets during summer holidays because they become tired of their dogs and cats or their pets are old and ill.
Owners who once adored their lap dogs and cats do not love them forever. Animal companions are not toys.
3. The average height of South Korean women has shot up by more than 20.1 cm over the century, reaching 162.3 cm, the fastest growing in 200 countries. Korean men have also grown taller by 15.1 cm from 159.8 to 174.9 cm, marking the 55th tallest from the 5th shortest.
The taller the height, the greater the women’s rights. This stays on the same.
4. As the sweltering heat continues, there are growing numbers of patients who suffer from heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat syncope, and heat edema, which rose by twice compared to a year ago. The weather forecast says that this scorching heat will continue in the next couple of weeks, which people have to pay attention to their health.
There are many types of heat-related diseases. So do many Parks: Pro-Park, No-Park, Royal-Park Exit-Park, and Bankrupt-Park. We should be mindful to both Park and heat-related illness.