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Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
May 17, 2010
Good morning, fellow Koreans,A beautiful season of fresh green has snuck up on us again. Even though all of us have had heavy hearts this spring because of the Cheonan tragedy, I would like to speak about bright and hopeful things today for a change.Recently, there has been a series of good news about the Korean econom...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
May 03, 2010
Good morning, fellow Koreans, This is truly the beautiful month of May when there are a number of meaningful days to celebrate, including Children’s Day, Parents’ Day and Teachers’ Day. Marking such a significant month, I would like to speak with you about gratitude. This past weekend, I visited...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Apr 19, 2010
Fellow Koreans, this is truly a time of profound sorrow and great shock. The stern of the sunken navy ship, Cheonan, was recovered last week. Our eyes filled with tears as we watched the salvage operation; one by one, our boys were removed from the ship covered in our national flag, the Taegeukgi. My heart is tor...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Apr 05, 2010
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Our navy ship, the Cheonan, sank on March 26. As of this moment, 45 of our brave sailors are still missing. I can't sleep thinking about our sailors who are still trapped inside the sunken ship in cold waters. Their families are suffering deep grief beyond our imagination. No words of s...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Mar 22, 2010
The following is a press release dated Mar. 22.   Good morning, fellow Koreans, Within just one year, we have bid a final farewell to two of our most beloved and revered religious leaders. Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan left us a year ago, and the week before last the Venerable Beopjeong passed away. Once ...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Mar 08, 2010
The following is a press release dated Mar. 8. Good morning, fellow Koreans, Earlier this year, Cheong Wa Dae held online contests to encourage the public to post their “Letters to the President” on its website. This event was designed so that I could listen directly to the voice of the people a...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Feb 22, 2010
  Good morning, fellow Koreans,   Throughout the last week, I was thrilled to hear news from Vancouver.  All of you must have felt the same. Our young athletes have been truly awesome. I was overwhelmed, indeed, by the calm and composed manner in which our athletes competed against other world-class...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Feb 08, 2010
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, Today, I would like to share with you some insights on my recent visit to Davos, Switzerland to participate in the World Economic Forum 2010. The Davos Forum is well known for its influential discussions that have hitherto made a consequential impact in the shaping of the glo...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Jan 25, 2010
  Good morning, fellow Koreans,      From the start of the New Year, people in many places around the world have suffered disruptions in their lives. Unusually heavy snow and sweltering heat waves probably due to climate change have wreaked havoc in a number of countries. In particular, Haiti i...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Jan 11, 2010
    Good morning, fellow Koreans, Much unexpected snow fell at the beginning of the New Year. First of all, I sympathize with those of you who are suffering from the heaviest snowfall in 100 years and the cold spell gripping the country. I am grateful to the many people who have worked hard to ...