Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 30, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 30, 2016)


1. Choi Soon-sil’s daughter was under allegations of receiving college admission from Ehwa Women’s University as a student with an equine speciality as college admission process for her was not clear. In addition, the university allegedly revised its regulations to accept Choi’s daughter. The Minjoo Party of Korea conducted field investigation by visiting Ehwa University.

Yonsei University also accepted Chun Doo-hwan’s second son as a student with an equine speciality. Choi’s status must be as high as Chun.


2. Yuhan-Kimberly will release low-priced sanitary pads in the coming November. While “Good Feel Soonsoo” is expected to launch in November, which is 30 to 40 percent cheaper than the new hygiene product called “Good Feel Magic Cushion”, the company will contribute 1.5 million sanitary pads for low-income families through the Korean Women Foundation.

It would have been better if the company had done it earlier. The company fears the power of public sentiment.


Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 29, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 29, 2016)


1. As memorial altars for farmer Baek Nam-ki are expected to spread nationwide, the National Policy Agency in South Korea made a preemptive move by giving guidance to local police agencies. The agency said supplies of memorial altar including tents are not part of holding a public rally even if the assemblies are permitted and also presented legal basis that establishing a memorial altar without giving the notice to hold a rally is considered as a meeting held without notifying the competent authorities beforehand.

They do not know how to respect the dead. The agency is slow at investigating the case but quick at giving such guidance.


2. The Korean government implemented the so-called “Kim Young-ran Law” to prevent corruption on the 28th. With enforcement of the law, the country’s excessive business entertainment culture is expected to improve and deeply rooted corruption and graft in Korean society are likely to disappear.

Listen up, those who say they are still confused by Kim Young-ran law. Are you still confused because you are not entertained any more?

Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 28, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 28, 2016)



1. South Korean reports say the ruling Saenuri Party boycotts parliamentary inspection to stop expanding the ‘Choi Soon-sil Gate.’ Another reason for the boycott is to encourage people to hate politics as the ruling party turns politicophobia to their advantage.

The ruling party turns politicophobia to its advantage. I feel like I should say something. You disgusting human beings!


2. While the Saenuri Party leader Lee Jung-hyun participated in fasting, calling for the resignation of Chung Sye-kyun, the chairman of the National Assembly,  Chu Seon-hee, a secretary general of the Korea Parent Federation, joined Lee in the fasting. Chu says his fasting is expected to continue indefinitely, saying that he continues to fast as much as he can in front of the National Assembly.

I hope he holds to the last as the Federation of the Korean Industries may establish a foundation instead of giving pocket money.


3. There was internal party strife in Saenuri party. Kim Young-woo, the chairman of the National Defense Committee and the lawmaker of ruling party says he would withdraw boycott of parliamentary inspection, saying that he would protect parliamentary democracy. However, the Saenuri Party leadership blocked him, virtually placing Kim in confinement.

Kim said parliamentary democracy is dead. Is democracy going to resurrect if he withdraws boycott?

4. Choo Mi-ae, the leader of Minjoo Party of Korea, directly criticized the Saenuri Party leader Lee Jung-hyun, saying that Lee participated in the fasting to flatter President Park.  Choo also added that Lee did not fast because of Chung Sye-kyun, the chairman of the National Assembly. Lee would stop fasting when the president complimented him, saying, “Excellent job”.

Oh, please! I do not think Lee will finish, even if the president says “Oh, my God. You are a good boy. Do you know how pretty you are?” (Anway, Lee cannot finish now)


Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 27, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 27, 2016)



1. Lee Jung-hyun, the leader of ruling Saenuri Party, promised business leaders he would prevent the opposition parties’ push to increase the corporate tax. Lee said, “I know nothing about the economy and the ruling party clearly and sternly opposes the corporate tax.”

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Knowing nothing about the economy is not something Lee should brag.

2. Kim Bok-dong, the victim of sexual slavery of Japanese army, attended the parliamentary inspection of Trade and Unification Committee on Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kim criticized the Korea-Japan agreement of comfort women and added that the Korean government does not interfere with the comfort women issue.

Kim said, “Hands off.” If you do not listen to her, she will spank you.



3. The National Amnesty International made comments on Korean Farmer Baek Nam-ki who died on the 25th after being knocked by police water cannon on the massive demonstration on November 14, 2015. The organization argued that a police official who allowed excessive force during the assembly must be indicted.

How come no one apologizes when a person dies? Well, what do you expect from this government?

Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 26, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 26, 2016)

1. South Korean President Park Geun-hye says she will not accept the proposition to dismiss Kim Jae-su, the Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs. The president’s first rejection of the proposal to dismiss a minister since the country was founded is likely to delay the agenda of National Assembly including the inspection of the administration.

Her father accepted the motion even during Yushin Constitution. Anyway, great!

2. Although Baek Nam-ki, Korean Farmer, who was critically injured by police water cannon, died, the investigation on a person in charge is still ongoing ten months after the incident. South Korean prosecutions summoned the individuals involved with the case including the fourth director but did not summon two former Chiefs of National Police Agency.

They are very busy to look after their family with corruption that they do not have time for investigation. Whew.

3. The end of scorching heat does not mean the end of worrying about electricity bill as Korean households face a bombshell of a bill as long as the government maintains the current progressive billing system. Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) says Korean households spend more electricity in winter than they do in summer after the company analyzed the data on power usage.

Korean households are likely to face a bombshell of a bill if people overuse electric mattress pads and heaters. What are these people doing who said who would reform the cumulative billing system?

고속버스 운전사 뇌출혈 일으켜, 승객이 브레이크 걸어 정지

高速バス運転手が脳出血 乗客がブレーキかけ停止



고속버스 운전사 뇌출혈 일으켜, 승객이 브레이크 걸어 정지

13일 치바현 기사라즈시의 도쿄만 아쿠아 라인에서 고속버스 운전사가 뇌출혈을 일으켜 의식을 잃는 바람에 중앙분리대 및 다른 승용차와 충돌했습니다. 한 승객이 브레이크를 걸어 버스를 정지시킨 덕분에 승객 30여명은 부상을 입지 않았습니다.


  1. 脳出血(のうしゅっけつ)뇌출혈
  2. 意識(いしき)がもうろうとなる 의식이 몽롱해지다
  3. 中央分離帯(ちゅうおうぶんりたい)중앙분리대
  4. 衝突(しょうとつ)충돌
  5. 乗客(じょうきゃく)승객
  6. 停止(ていし)정지



간사이 공항의 홍역 환자 진찰한 오사카 시립대학병원 의사 감염 여부



간사이 공항의 홍역 환자 진찰한 오사카 시립대학병원 의사 감염 여부

간사이 공항에서 발생한 홍역 집단감염 환자들을 진찰한 오사카 시립대학 의학부 부속병원에서 이달 의사와 사무직원 2명이 홍역 증상을 보였고, 간호사 1명의 감염이 의심되는 것으로 밝혀졌습니다. 지금까지 다른 환자 등의 감염 여부에 대해서는 확인되지 않았습니다.

  1. はしか 홍역
  2. 集団感染(しゅうだんかんせん)집단감염
  3. 患者(かんしゃ)환자
  4. 受診(じゅしん)진찰을 받음
  5. 医師(いし)의사
  6. 看護師(かんごし)간호사
  7. 確認(かくにん)확인
  8. 発症(はっしょう)병의 증상이 나타남