Thursday, April 15, 2010

Daily Kor for April 15, 2010

Another quick-and-dirty edition (i.e., only checking half my usual sources), as I have been volunteering today. A nice bit of good news on the economic front, with happy days here again, I s'pose. 

On this day in history, future DPRK founder and genocidist Kim Ilsung was born to a Presbyterian elder and the daughter of a Protestant missionary. Interestingly, his Wikipedia page lists his place of birth in Japanese: Mankeidai, Heian-nando, Japanese Korea (the latter should be Chōsen; maybe I go change it, yeah?).

On this day in the present, taxes are due if you're in America. 
  1. South Korea begins lifting Chonan (AP via WaPo, ReutersYonhap)
    • Bodies of missing sailors seen in sunken ship (Yonhap)
  2. Moody's upgrades ROK credit rating from A2 to A1, the same level South Korea had right before 1997-98 economic crisis (AP via NYT, Joongang Daily)
  3. Seoul pledges assistance to quake-hit China (Yonhap)
  4. DNA tests show that whale meat from Japan has illegally turned up in South Korean restaurants (AP via WaPo, WaPo)
  5. South Korea's March exports to US rise most in six years (Reuters)
  6. South Korea secured 51.5 percent of global shipbuilding orders in first quarter of 2010 (Yonhap)
  7. Visiting Tokyo, ruling Hannara Party chief calls Japan's Tokto claim "unpardonable" and "incomprehensible" (Yonhap)
  8. North Korean leader Kim Jong-il conducts second largest promotion of generals since taking office, ahead of DPRK founder Kim Ilsung's birthday (Yonhap)
    • KCNA link to story found here
  9. Pyongyang renews call for peace treaty with Washington before denuclearization (Yonhap)
  10. North Korean artist says Princess Diana was inspiration for propaganda posters (Yonhap)
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2 comments:

  1. Taxes are due today even if you're in Korea. Although overseas filers get an automatic two-month extension to June 15 to prepare their returns and send them to the IRS, if any money is due that money has to be dispatched to the Treasury today so that Obama can waste it all. I just sent a check for $27,500. Ouch.

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  2. On this day in history, future DPRK founder and genocidist Kim Ilsung was born to a Presbyterian elder and the daughter of a Protestant missionary.

    *sigh*...It's so sad to consider, that Pyongyang was once nicknamed "The Jerusalem of the East".

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