Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 2, 2016)
1. South Korean President Park Geun-hye embarks on a week-long trip to Russia, China, and Laos and plans to hold a bilateral summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and U.S President Obama. A Seoul-Beijing summit is expected to take place between 4th and 5th of September on the sideline of the G20 gathering.
MB left four major river project while Park is expected to leave fashion of overseas tour behind. What is she going wear this time?
2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the Japanese government offered a total of one billion yen to open a foundation for Justice and Remembrance for victims of sexual slavery of Japanese army during World War II. The ministry added that the Korean government believes that the foundation establishes a foothold to expand their activities in earnest.
I believe that the foundation has established the so-called ‘foothold to receive criticism’ in a final-and-irrevocable way.
3. Victims of comfort women during wartime sexual slavery criticized the Korean government on a rainy day of the 30th when the Japanese government completed the payment of one billion yen. Kim Bok-dong, one of the victims, said, “There has been no president who has harassed the victims as much as this one and the governments should know that they cannot change the history with one billion yen.”
You heard her. Kim says you cannot alter the history with money. I wouldn’t hate you if you did not know that.
4. Conan O’Brien who visited South Korea in February meets again with Samuel the Octopus. Samuel the Octopus who was born in South Korea is expected to live his luxury life in an aquarium in Los Angeles.
It ain’t over until the fat lady sings. I am talking about the life of an octopus, not human. Should I be jealous or not?