Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Daily Kor for December 22, 2010:
National Haiku Day

Daily Kor's back! (At least for today... and hopefully in January.) And in honor of today being National Haiku Day (in the US that is; every day is Haiku Day in Japan), all of today's stories will be presented in haiku. This is an annual tradition here at MIaaP (and I'm writing this intro way ahead of time), so I apologize in advance if it appears I'm treating any of the following stories in a glib manner. It's on the menu and I'm sticking to it no matter what.

Gov'nuh Richardson
travels to North Korea
Will there be more talks?
(AP via WaPo, CNN)

Pyongyang plays chicken
but stubborn Seoul* carries on
In the end, nothing.
(NYT, Reuters, China News Asia, CNN, Chosun Ilbo)
* In Korean 서울 is two syllables, but here in English it's typically one.

A merry Christmas
is not for North Koreans
"Take down Christmas tree!"
(UPIAP via WaPo, WSJ, Bloomberg, Yonhap, Joongang Daily)

Nothing has happened
So relieved are investors
Asian stocks again climb
(AP via WaPo, WSJ, Bloomberg)

A fishing boat costs
a lot to Chinese people
"We rammed but you pay!"
(WSJ, Bloomberg)

You shelled our island!
We can't forgive such actions!
We've become Marines!

Nuclear weapons
in the hands of a rogue state
Even China worries

Park is a has-been?
His best years are behind him?
Not so, says Japan

A challenging task
writing all news in haiku
Glad it's once a year

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