Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (October 18, 2016)
1. Regarding the controversy over Song Min-soon’s memoir, Cheong Wa Dae said, “It is true, then this is a serious issue.” Cheong Wa Dae made its first official position surrounding the latest controversy; the ruling Saenuri Party launched an attack against Song claiming that he secretly worked for the benefit of our enemy.
#Woo Byung-woo Gate_”If it is true, then this is a serious issue,” Choi Soon-sil Gate_”If it is true, then this is a serious issue.”
2. The Japanese government withholds its annual funding to UNESCO to block the registration of documents on wartime comfort women of the Japanese army, which will be listed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. The Asahi Shimbun, the Japanese newspaper, criticized the Japanese government, saying “it not appropriate to use force to bring the opponents down to their knees.
Can the Asahi Shimbun also tell this to the South Korean government as well?