Friday, April 23, 2010

Daily Kor for April 23, 2010

Another quick-and-dirty edition. It's my "day off" and I'm off to see the Hitachi monkeypod tree at Moanalua Gardens (this is the same kind of tourism that "Winter Sonata" generates in South Korea).
  1. ROK military intelligence "certain" Chonan sunk by North Korean torpedo (links here)
  2. Hyundai Motors reaches record high profit of $1.03 billion in first quarter of 2010 (AP via WaPo, Reuters)
  3. Foot-and-mouth disease spreading across South Korea (Yonhap)
  4. North Korea says President Lee will "pay dearly" for his criticism of the wastefulness of the fireworks display honoring hundredth anniversary of DPRK founder Kim Ilsung's birth (Yonhap)
  5. ROK Supreme Court rules in favor of student who was forced to attend religious services at his school (Yonhap, Joongang Daily)
  6. South Korea helps launch global food security program (Yonhap, AP via WaPo, Reuters)
  7. Japanese engineering experts announce the creation of "Hanako," whose mouth is designed to make her the perfect humanoid on which dental students and practitioners can hone their skills and... yep, that's what they're expecting us to believe (AFP)


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