Monday, April 19, 2010

Daily Kor for April 19, 2010

It looks like the public's growing impatience over the sinking of the Chonan will finally be addressed. I don't know what President Lee plans to say later today, since it seems we still don't have all the answers. He might end up asking for more patience, while laying out the non-military steps the South will take if it appears that the North is responsible. 
  1. President Lee to address nation live on Monday over Chonan (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
    • Foreign Minister says South Korea could take sinking to UN Security Council if North Korea is found to be responsible (Korea Times, Joongang Daily)
  2. Japan's Asahi Shimbun says Kim Jong-il may soon visit Beijing to seek aid (Bloomberg)
  3. Workers and management at Kumho Tires reach agreement on working conditions, removing major hurdle for resumption of stalled debt-restructuring program (Yonhap)
  4. South Korean self-sufficiency in raw materials reaches 25 percent in 2009 (Yonhap, Korea Herald)
  5. South Korea's YE Yang wins China Open (BBC, Bloomberg, AP via USA Today)
  6. In private talks on sidelines of Washington nuclear summit, Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama admits to ROK President Lee that Japan wants Tokto Islets because they resemble perky breasts (Asahi Shimbun)

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