Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (January 10, 2017)
1. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is surrounded by yellow umbrellas, on the 1000th day since Sewol Ferry Tragedy occurred. Five activists who initiated “Sewol Ferry remembrance yellow umbrella project” surrounded the ministry building with 304 yellow umbrellas, symbolizing 304 victims.
The date does not matter. “Park Geun-hye should descend, and Sewol Ferry should ascend.”
2. Floor leader Woo Sang-ho of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea said Korea should return 1 billion yen to Japan by setting up a reserve fund in response to the Japanese Prime Minister Abe who said that the Korean government must show its sincerity because Japan paid 1 billion yen to settle the issue of comfort women. Woo said, “Korean citizens will find this money humiliating.”
I heard that Abe said Koreans are like voice phishing con artists.
3. While the Japanese government called on the Korean government to remove the comfort woman statue in front of the Japanese consulate in Busan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs was unable to come up with diplomatic solutions. The Ministry was unable to provide its official position to refute Japan’s demand by reiterating “very regrettable.”
Don’t just stand there. Be honest with me. Does the Korean government have a secret agreement with Japan?