Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (September 20, 2016)
1. As a magnitude of 4.5 earthquake struck Gyeongju in Gyeongbuk Province at 8:33 pm, the web page of the Ministry of Public Safety and Security has jammed again. Despite criticism against the ministry’s belated measure, the ministry again sent emergency disaster texts at 8:45 pm, 12 minutes late after the seismic activity took place.
Just close down the web page if you don’t want to be criticized.
2. U.N. Secretary Ban Ki-moon says that South Korean President Park Geun-hye does a good job at handling North Korea’s nuclear issues. In addition, Chung Jin-suk, the leader of Saenuri Party, says that the president excels at communication with four leaders in neighboring nations and shows good performance in diplomacy.
I am sure President Park will automatically say, “It is beautiful Ban.”
3. South Korea imported more than 407 tons of Fukushima products since Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan in 2011. There is rising criticism over South Korean government as the authority allowed a considerate amount of tainted food products from Japan whereas other neighboring countries including China and Taiwan banned the imported food from Japan.
The government plans to strengthen our immunity with radioactivity to prevent North Korea’s nuclear problems. That is smart.