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입력 2015.05.13 (14:00) 수정 2015.05.13 (14:25) News Today
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[Anchor Lead]

President Park Geun-hye held an emergency meeting of foreign affairs and security officials on Tuesday, instructing her government to take stern measures in the case of a North Korean provocation. South Korea is also pushing for military cooperation with Japan to help address threats from North Korea.

[Pkg]

At the year's first meeting of foreign affairs and national security officials, President Park Geun-hye defined North Korea's development of submarine-launched ballistic missiles as a serious threat. Unlike the concerns of some experts, however, she stressed that South Korea can counter the threat if the kill chain and Korean Air and Missile Defense System are made more effective.

[Soundbite] Min Kyung-wook (Spokesman, Cheong Wa Dae) : "She instructed the officials to be thorough with military readiness and to sternly punish North Korea in case of provocation."

The South Korean military's counter strategy to North Korea's SLBM is extending the ROK-U.S. alliance's ground kill chain to cover the seas as well. The on-sea kill chain will involve American spy satellites monitoring the North Korean submarine, and South Korean destroyers and patrol planes tracking them down. Then the Aegis radar system will detect the submarine's location before the ROK-U.S. allied forces strike it with a missile. In tandem with the ROK-U.S. partnership, South Korea will also push for military cooperation with Japan, which is sensitive to North Korea's submarine development. Seoul will consider taking diplomatic countermeasures through the U.N. as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is slated to visit Korea on May 17th.

2. Second Powerful Quake

[Anchor Lead]

Yet another powerful earthquake, this one of magnitude 7.3, has struck in Nepal just two weeks after a massive 7.8 magnitude quake shook the mountain nation killing thousands. In the latest quake, so far at least 60 people have been confirmed dead and some 1200 injured.

[Pkg]

Nepal's parliament building shakes violently. The assemblymen rush to escape. Scores of people rushed to the streets in a panic.

[Soundbite] (Witness) : "I saw the windows of nearby buildings being broken. I was holding onto a pillar when the earthquake struck."

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Nepal's northeastern region of Kodari, located about 80 kilometers from Kathmandu, on Tuesday at around 12:50 p.m. local time. The government of Nepal said that so far 50 people have been confirmed dead and about 1200 injured. But the number of victims is expected to rise as many structures in Nepal are weak and landslides continue to occur in mountainous regions. The South Korean embassy to Nepal said so far there have been no ethnic Koreans among the victims. The South Korean government will dispatch another emergency response team to Nepal on Wednesday to find out if any Koreans including tourists had suffered damage from the earthquake.

3. Drought in the North

[Anchor Lead]

North Korea is suffering another severe drought this year, following last year's serious dry spell. Satellite show dried out lakes and reservoirs all over North Korea.

[Pkg]

This is a lake in Changsong County, North Pyongan Province, near the Yalu River. As recently as a couple of years ago, the lake was surrounded by a dense forest and filled with water. But a satellite image taken last year shows the lake completely dried out, baring its cracked bottom. There are 124 depleted lakes and reservoirs all over North Korea, according to research fellow Curtis Melvin of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University. The arid conditions are especially serious in the Hwanghae region, considered the North's bread basket. The drought has even undermined power generation as well as the production of drinking water and water for farming. North Korea's state-run Korean Central TV reported heavily on the year's first rice planting and explained how to use less water when transplanting rice seedlings.

[Soundbite] Jang Chol-san (North Korean Farmer) : "We've started planting our vegetable gardens. We will celebrate a big victory by increasing the crop yield this year."

Concerns are mounting that the drought will cause far more serious damages this year when compared to last year with extensive areas in the Gangwon, Yanggang and Hamgyeong Provinces receiving only half the usual springtime precipitation.

4. Insurance Scam

[Anchor Lead]

Police have apprehended a 40-something man who falsified details of his younger sibling’s death in order to obtain a bigger insurance pay-out. The sibling had been living abroad, and the scammer forged his death certificate with help from overseas and using his previous experience working for an insurance firm.

[Pkg]

The International Crime Investigation Unit of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency has arrested a 49-year-old man identified only as Seo for allegedly forging the death certificate of his younger brother who had died overseas in order to receive a high insurance premium. Seo has been found to have worked for an insurance firm before. Seo conspired with a Filipino pathologist to forge the death certificate of his younger brother, who died of a disease in the Philippines back in March. The two allegedly received a fake diagnosis that Seo's brother died in an accident to receive around 210,000 U.S. dollars in insurance premiums from 14 insurance firms. Seo testified to police that he knew he could obtain up to around 360,000 dollars more if the cause of his brother's death was stated as "injury" instead of "disease." When insurance premiums are claimed for people who have died abroad, insurance firms have no choice but to rely solely on death certificates issued by local doctors.

[Soundbite] Ins. Um Jin-woo (Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency) : "The perpetrator used his expertise as an insurance agent. He knew he could get money from domestic insurers by submitting just a death certificate."

Police have expanded the investigation under the assumption that more similar crimes may have been committed.

5. Fast Eating & Health

[Anchor Lead]

Recent research suggests that more than half of Korean adults finish their meals in less than ten minutes. Doctors say that the faster you eat, the greater the risk of developing an unhealthy, fatty liver.

[Pkg]

Office workers get up as soon as they scarf down their lunch. Some finish their meals within five minutes and wait for their co-workers to finish eating.

[Soundbite] Park Seong-baek (Office worker) : "I eat really fast because I believe in finishing meals quickly to get back to work. Sometimes I do something else while waiting."

In a study of 8,000 people who were examined at Korea University Ansan Hospital, 52% of them finished their meals within 10 minutes. How does such an eating habit affect liver conditions? Kangbuk Samsung Medical Center studied the relationship between the occurrence of non-alcoholic fatty livers and eating speeds, and found a positive correlation. When a person feels full, an appetite-suppressing hormone is secreted from the gastrointestinal tract. It takes 15 minutes for the signal to tell the brain to stop eating. But when a person eats too quickly, they tend to consume more calories before this hormone can be secreted, resulting in the accumulation of abdominal fat and a fatty liver. Therefore, eating slowly and thoroughly for more than 15 minutes will help prevent fatty livers and other adulthood diseases.

6. Edible Insect Research

[Anchor Lead]

Research into edible insects has been gaining speed in Korea recently because insects can be a rich source of protein. But persuading more consumers to actually eat insects remains a challenge.

[Pkg]

This farm specializes in insects. Larvae that have just hatched from eggs are placed into separate containers where they are left to grow and mature in an ideal temperature for several months. The farm has been enjoying high profits by operating a hands-on learning center dedicated to insects and by raising and selling insects. In addition to raising insects, research into edible insects is also gaining pace. Insects have emerged as the food of the future, because they're rich in nutrients and can be raised in an eco-friendly way. An event was held recently to persuade the public to eat insects. It showcased cookies made with yellow worm powder, strawberry jam made with cricket powder and even deep-fried insects.

[Soundbite] Lee Jun-seo (Elementary School Student) : "I tried it, and I liked it a lot. Does it taste different because of the insects? No. I think it's like any other jam."

Korea's insect market has grown to around 266 million U.S. dollars, while the number of companies cultivating insects has surpassed 600 and continues to grow each year.

7. Rice-Planting Experience

[Anchor Lead]

Planting rice manually is a rare scene in the city. Follow us to a small field inside a Seoul park where children try their hands at planting rice and learn the importance of the daily staple in a fun, hands-on way.

[Pkg]

A folk band plays its traditional instruments. Children wearing boots reaching above their knees carefully step into the rice field.

[Soundbite] "Plant 4 or 5 seedlings without breaking them."

With help from adults, they try out planting rice seedlings in a line, giving space between them. Their hands and feet are covered in mud, but they're immersed in the task; touching, feeling and planting the seedlings. Here we have children creating a tiny rice paddy in a water bottle. They pack in soil and water and carefully push in the young plant.

[Soundbite] "Plant them at the depth of your finger. Good job."

Having planted their own rice, the kids suddenly feel responsible to give care and attention until the green plant fully grows.

[Soundbite] Min Se-ho (6th Grade, Shinmyung Elem. School) : "I have my own paddy now, so I'll keep on raising it with care."

The novice farmers were reminded of the value of the daily staple having worked the soil and planted the rice with their own hands.

8. Entertainment News

[Anchor Lead]

The Cannes International Film Festival will open early Thursday Korean time. No Korean movies made it into the competition category this year but four Korean films have been invited to the non-competitive section. Here's more.

[Pkg]

The 68th Cannes Film Festival will kick off in the French resort city in the early hours of Thursday Korean time. Four Korean films have been invited to the festival's non-competitive section, including "The Shameless" and "Madonna." Actress Jeon Deo-yeon, who took the best actress award in the 2007 festival has been invited to this year's event as the heroine of the movie "The Shameless." TV drama actor Choi Jung-won, a former member of the musical duo UN, will return to his singing career after a break of seven years with a new single, "Don't You Know." The song is a remake of Lee Mun-se's ballad of the same title. Choi's version accentuates his trademark low key voice. Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong entered the new recruit training center at the Army 30th Infantry Division on Tuesday to begin his military service. He was sent off by actor Bae Yong-joon, the head of Kim's management agency, among others. Kim was mired in a scandal recently after his former girlfriend filed a lawsuit demanding approximately 1.4 million dollars in compensation for the violence she suffered at Kim's hand.

9. Innovative Businesses

[Anchor Lead]

The number of entrepreneurs in Korea has reached six million, but those who eventually fail outnumber those who manage to succeed. To survive the fierce competition, many store-owners have come up with ingenious ideas. Take a look.

[Pkg]

This Chinese restaurant in Siheung, Gyeonggi Province is packed with customers at lunchtime. But it looks like any other Chinese restaurant. What makes it stand out is an apparel store located inside the restaurant. Customers can shop for clothing while waiting for their food to arrive. The store sells clothes for babies, children and women.

[Soundbite] Yoon Kyung-sook (Gyeonggi Prov. Resident) : "It's not easy for young moms to find time to shop for clothes with their kids. But here you can have lunch and buy clothes as well. It's very convenient for mothers."

The apparel store is run by Ko Eun-seon, whose parents own the restaurant. This way she can help them with the restaurant while running her own business. The store's monthly sales surpass 910 U.S. dollars.

[Soundbite] Ko Eun-seon (Owner, Apparel Store & Chinese Restaurant) : "My store is unlike any other. Our customers like the idea and keep coming back."

This floral shop opened in 2013. You can find out its secret after the sun goes down. Every evening after sunset the shop owner entertains her customers not with flowers but with liquor. She learned bartending because she was always interested in cocktails. So she decided to combine her floral shop with a bar.

[Soundbite] Kim Seo-hyun (Owner, Cocktail/Floral Shop) : "I use refreshing liquors that smell like flowers. They go well with the roses in my store."

Here's another unique store in the Hongik University area, which is known as a hub of art. The store is decorated with all kinds of accessories, guitars and albums, which create a unique yet nostalgic atmosphere.

[Soundbite] Kang Jin-hyung (Owner, Cafe Featuring Musical Instruments) : "Here you can sip tea and chat while playing the guitar or the ukulele."

Many of the store's customers are interested in musical instruments. They come here to play the instruments while sipping coffee. These one-of-a-kind stores have captured the hearts of their customers by thinking outside the box and offering unique experiences.
  • Security Meeting
    • 입력 2015-05-13 13:58:00
    • 수정2015-05-13 14:25:55
    News Today
[Anchor Lead]

President Park Geun-hye held an emergency meeting of foreign affairs and security officials on Tuesday, instructing her government to take stern measures in the case of a North Korean provocation. South Korea is also pushing for military cooperation with Japan to help address threats from North Korea.

[Pkg]

At the year's first meeting of foreign affairs and national security officials, President Park Geun-hye defined North Korea's development of submarine-launched ballistic missiles as a serious threat. Unlike the concerns of some experts, however, she stressed that South Korea can counter the threat if the kill chain and Korean Air and Missile Defense System are made more effective.

[Soundbite] Min Kyung-wook (Spokesman, Cheong Wa Dae) : "She instructed the officials to be thorough with military readiness and to sternly punish North Korea in case of provocation."

The South Korean military's counter strategy to North Korea's SLBM is extending the ROK-U.S. alliance's ground kill chain to cover the seas as well. The on-sea kill chain will involve American spy satellites monitoring the North Korean submarine, and South Korean destroyers and patrol planes tracking them down. Then the Aegis radar system will detect the submarine's location before the ROK-U.S. allied forces strike it with a missile. In tandem with the ROK-U.S. partnership, South Korea will also push for military cooperation with Japan, which is sensitive to North Korea's submarine development. Seoul will consider taking diplomatic countermeasures through the U.N. as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is slated to visit Korea on May 17th.

2. Second Powerful Quake

[Anchor Lead]

Yet another powerful earthquake, this one of magnitude 7.3, has struck in Nepal just two weeks after a massive 7.8 magnitude quake shook the mountain nation killing thousands. In the latest quake, so far at least 60 people have been confirmed dead and some 1200 injured.

[Pkg]

Nepal's parliament building shakes violently. The assemblymen rush to escape. Scores of people rushed to the streets in a panic.

[Soundbite] (Witness) : "I saw the windows of nearby buildings being broken. I was holding onto a pillar when the earthquake struck."

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Nepal's northeastern region of Kodari, located about 80 kilometers from Kathmandu, on Tuesday at around 12:50 p.m. local time. The government of Nepal said that so far 50 people have been confirmed dead and about 1200 injured. But the number of victims is expected to rise as many structures in Nepal are weak and landslides continue to occur in mountainous regions. The South Korean embassy to Nepal said so far there have been no ethnic Koreans among the victims. The South Korean government will dispatch another emergency response team to Nepal on Wednesday to find out if any Koreans including tourists had suffered damage from the earthquake.

3. Drought in the North

[Anchor Lead]

North Korea is suffering another severe drought this year, following last year's serious dry spell. Satellite show dried out lakes and reservoirs all over North Korea.

[Pkg]

This is a lake in Changsong County, North Pyongan Province, near the Yalu River. As recently as a couple of years ago, the lake was surrounded by a dense forest and filled with water. But a satellite image taken last year shows the lake completely dried out, baring its cracked bottom. There are 124 depleted lakes and reservoirs all over North Korea, according to research fellow Curtis Melvin of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University. The arid conditions are especially serious in the Hwanghae region, considered the North's bread basket. The drought has even undermined power generation as well as the production of drinking water and water for farming. North Korea's state-run Korean Central TV reported heavily on the year's first rice planting and explained how to use less water when transplanting rice seedlings.

[Soundbite] Jang Chol-san (North Korean Farmer) : "We've started planting our vegetable gardens. We will celebrate a big victory by increasing the crop yield this year."

Concerns are mounting that the drought will cause far more serious damages this year when compared to last year with extensive areas in the Gangwon, Yanggang and Hamgyeong Provinces receiving only half the usual springtime precipitation.

4. Insurance Scam

[Anchor Lead]

Police have apprehended a 40-something man who falsified details of his younger sibling’s death in order to obtain a bigger insurance pay-out. The sibling had been living abroad, and the scammer forged his death certificate with help from overseas and using his previous experience working for an insurance firm.

[Pkg]

The International Crime Investigation Unit of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency has arrested a 49-year-old man identified only as Seo for allegedly forging the death certificate of his younger brother who had died overseas in order to receive a high insurance premium. Seo has been found to have worked for an insurance firm before. Seo conspired with a Filipino pathologist to forge the death certificate of his younger brother, who died of a disease in the Philippines back in March. The two allegedly received a fake diagnosis that Seo's brother died in an accident to receive around 210,000 U.S. dollars in insurance premiums from 14 insurance firms. Seo testified to police that he knew he could obtain up to around 360,000 dollars more if the cause of his brother's death was stated as "injury" instead of "disease." When insurance premiums are claimed for people who have died abroad, insurance firms have no choice but to rely solely on death certificates issued by local doctors.

[Soundbite] Ins. Um Jin-woo (Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency) : "The perpetrator used his expertise as an insurance agent. He knew he could get money from domestic insurers by submitting just a death certificate."

Police have expanded the investigation under the assumption that more similar crimes may have been committed.

5. Fast Eating & Health

[Anchor Lead]

Recent research suggests that more than half of Korean adults finish their meals in less than ten minutes. Doctors say that the faster you eat, the greater the risk of developing an unhealthy, fatty liver.

[Pkg]

Office workers get up as soon as they scarf down their lunch. Some finish their meals within five minutes and wait for their co-workers to finish eating.

[Soundbite] Park Seong-baek (Office worker) : "I eat really fast because I believe in finishing meals quickly to get back to work. Sometimes I do something else while waiting."

In a study of 8,000 people who were examined at Korea University Ansan Hospital, 52% of them finished their meals within 10 minutes. How does such an eating habit affect liver conditions? Kangbuk Samsung Medical Center studied the relationship between the occurrence of non-alcoholic fatty livers and eating speeds, and found a positive correlation. When a person feels full, an appetite-suppressing hormone is secreted from the gastrointestinal tract. It takes 15 minutes for the signal to tell the brain to stop eating. But when a person eats too quickly, they tend to consume more calories before this hormone can be secreted, resulting in the accumulation of abdominal fat and a fatty liver. Therefore, eating slowly and thoroughly for more than 15 minutes will help prevent fatty livers and other adulthood diseases.

6. Edible Insect Research

[Anchor Lead]

Research into edible insects has been gaining speed in Korea recently because insects can be a rich source of protein. But persuading more consumers to actually eat insects remains a challenge.

[Pkg]

This farm specializes in insects. Larvae that have just hatched from eggs are placed into separate containers where they are left to grow and mature in an ideal temperature for several months. The farm has been enjoying high profits by operating a hands-on learning center dedicated to insects and by raising and selling insects. In addition to raising insects, research into edible insects is also gaining pace. Insects have emerged as the food of the future, because they're rich in nutrients and can be raised in an eco-friendly way. An event was held recently to persuade the public to eat insects. It showcased cookies made with yellow worm powder, strawberry jam made with cricket powder and even deep-fried insects.

[Soundbite] Lee Jun-seo (Elementary School Student) : "I tried it, and I liked it a lot. Does it taste different because of the insects? No. I think it's like any other jam."

Korea's insect market has grown to around 266 million U.S. dollars, while the number of companies cultivating insects has surpassed 600 and continues to grow each year.

7. Rice-Planting Experience

[Anchor Lead]

Planting rice manually is a rare scene in the city. Follow us to a small field inside a Seoul park where children try their hands at planting rice and learn the importance of the daily staple in a fun, hands-on way.

[Pkg]

A folk band plays its traditional instruments. Children wearing boots reaching above their knees carefully step into the rice field.

[Soundbite] "Plant 4 or 5 seedlings without breaking them."

With help from adults, they try out planting rice seedlings in a line, giving space between them. Their hands and feet are covered in mud, but they're immersed in the task; touching, feeling and planting the seedlings. Here we have children creating a tiny rice paddy in a water bottle. They pack in soil and water and carefully push in the young plant.

[Soundbite] "Plant them at the depth of your finger. Good job."

Having planted their own rice, the kids suddenly feel responsible to give care and attention until the green plant fully grows.

[Soundbite] Min Se-ho (6th Grade, Shinmyung Elem. School) : "I have my own paddy now, so I'll keep on raising it with care."

The novice farmers were reminded of the value of the daily staple having worked the soil and planted the rice with their own hands.

8. Entertainment News

[Anchor Lead]

The Cannes International Film Festival will open early Thursday Korean time. No Korean movies made it into the competition category this year but four Korean films have been invited to the non-competitive section. Here's more.

[Pkg]

The 68th Cannes Film Festival will kick off in the French resort city in the early hours of Thursday Korean time. Four Korean films have been invited to the festival's non-competitive section, including "The Shameless" and "Madonna." Actress Jeon Deo-yeon, who took the best actress award in the 2007 festival has been invited to this year's event as the heroine of the movie "The Shameless." TV drama actor Choi Jung-won, a former member of the musical duo UN, will return to his singing career after a break of seven years with a new single, "Don't You Know." The song is a remake of Lee Mun-se's ballad of the same title. Choi's version accentuates his trademark low key voice. Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong entered the new recruit training center at the Army 30th Infantry Division on Tuesday to begin his military service. He was sent off by actor Bae Yong-joon, the head of Kim's management agency, among others. Kim was mired in a scandal recently after his former girlfriend filed a lawsuit demanding approximately 1.4 million dollars in compensation for the violence she suffered at Kim's hand.

9. Innovative Businesses

[Anchor Lead]

The number of entrepreneurs in Korea has reached six million, but those who eventually fail outnumber those who manage to succeed. To survive the fierce competition, many store-owners have come up with ingenious ideas. Take a look.

[Pkg]

This Chinese restaurant in Siheung, Gyeonggi Province is packed with customers at lunchtime. But it looks like any other Chinese restaurant. What makes it stand out is an apparel store located inside the restaurant. Customers can shop for clothing while waiting for their food to arrive. The store sells clothes for babies, children and women.

[Soundbite] Yoon Kyung-sook (Gyeonggi Prov. Resident) : "It's not easy for young moms to find time to shop for clothes with their kids. But here you can have lunch and buy clothes as well. It's very convenient for mothers."

The apparel store is run by Ko Eun-seon, whose parents own the restaurant. This way she can help them with the restaurant while running her own business. The store's monthly sales surpass 910 U.S. dollars.

[Soundbite] Ko Eun-seon (Owner, Apparel Store & Chinese Restaurant) : "My store is unlike any other. Our customers like the idea and keep coming back."

This floral shop opened in 2013. You can find out its secret after the sun goes down. Every evening after sunset the shop owner entertains her customers not with flowers but with liquor. She learned bartending because she was always interested in cocktails. So she decided to combine her floral shop with a bar.

[Soundbite] Kim Seo-hyun (Owner, Cocktail/Floral Shop) : "I use refreshing liquors that smell like flowers. They go well with the roses in my store."

Here's another unique store in the Hongik University area, which is known as a hub of art. The store is decorated with all kinds of accessories, guitars and albums, which create a unique yet nostalgic atmosphere.

[Soundbite] Kang Jin-hyung (Owner, Cafe Featuring Musical Instruments) : "Here you can sip tea and chat while playing the guitar or the ukulele."

Many of the store's customers are interested in musical instruments. They come here to play the instruments while sipping coffee. These one-of-a-kind stores have captured the hearts of their customers by thinking outside the box and offering unique experiences.
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