Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (November 23, 2016)
1. Even though 1 million Korean called for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down, the government acted against Korea’s will by enforcing South Korea-Japan military information-sharing pact and rewriting government-initiated textbooks.
Let’s throw a year-end party every week at Gwanghwamun Square. I will wrap up the Year of Monkey.
2. When 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Fukushima coastline, the Prime Minister’s Official Residence immediately contacted Prime Minister Abe who was visiting Argentina. After 17 minutes, Abe said proper and accurate information over the tsunami and evacuation should be issued to the nation while the government would understand the condition of the damage as quickly as possible and work with local governments to do their best to take appropriate emergency measures. After one hour, the prime minister held a press conference.
17 minutes. It took only 17 minutes for Japanese prime minister to take action. President Park has been missing for 7 hours. What a shame.