For Seoul residents, South Korea’s decision to keep four nuclear reactors offline because of faked safety reports means power shortages, and a summer of sweltering homes and offices. Lee Jin Gon has bigger concerns.
Choi Hyun Mi gathered with 17 other South Korean citizens on the evening of Feb. 24 as a full moon rose above Seoul. President Park Geun Hye chose the 22-year-old woman along with the others to celebrate the start of her five years as the nation’s 11th president. At midnight, as Park’s term began, they rang the iconic Bosingak bell.
The U.S. sent an aircraft carrier for military exercises off the Korean Peninsula in a show of strength after North Korea fired artillery onto South Korean territory for the first time in half a century.
Thirty-four years ago, Park Geun Hye spent her last night in South Korea’s presidential mansion washing her assassinated father’s blood-soaked shirt. Today she returns as the country’s first female president.
South Korea’s political opposition will unite behind a single candidate for president to stop the ruling party from winning a second five-year term in office, said Moon Jae In, the nominee for the Democratic United Party.
Shin So Yoon had wanted to spend tomorrow’s national holiday in Seoul indulging her appreciation of “Edward Scissorhands” director Tim Burton’s works. Instead, she’ll be skipping the exhibition and voting.