Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (January 9, 2017)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (January 9, 2017)


1. The room of Choi Soon-sil’s daughter, Jung Yura, who is detained under the Danish authority, has a bed, desk, TV, and fridge. If desired, Jung can play video games and use facilities such as gym and table tennis room by paying money.

Jung can order pizza. She will become fat when she returns to Korea. Doesn’t she miss her mommy?



2. The team led by special prosecutor Park Young-soo who probes South Korean cultural blacklist decided to give criminal penalties to those who are related to the allegations of the blacklist. The key figures of the allegations are the former chief presidential secretary Kim Sang-ryul, the former minister of culture, sports, and tourism Kim Jong-duk, Jung Kwan-ju, the deputy minister, and Shin Dong-cheol, the former presidential secretary.

#What about Kim Ki-chun, Cho Yoon-sun, Woo Byung-woo? Aren’t they key figures in the allegations?


3. The Japanese government launched diplomatic offensive surrounding the comfort woman statue. Japanese Prime Minister Abe called on the Korean government must show its sincerity in compliance with the final and irreversible agreement (comfort women deals) made between Seoul and Tokyo, which Japan paid 1 billion yen.

What did agreement say about the comfort women issue? I do not understand how offenders (the Japanese government) threaten victims (Korean comfort women) like that.


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