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President Lee Myung-bak's New Year message to the natio...
Jan 04, 2010
  My fellow Koreans, 2010, a New Year full of hope, has just dawned. Did you have good dreams last night?   Even in the face of crisis last year, we created a new opportunity to advance successfully into the future. We found a bright light in the darkness.   The Republic of Korea became a cha...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by president L...
Dec 28, 2009
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, By the time you listen to this broadcast, I might be on a plane returning home after pulling off a big achievement in the United Arab Emirates where winds carrying sand are blowing hard. It has been about 40 years since the Republic of Korea began to construct nuclear power p...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Dec 14, 2009
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, As economic conditions have begun to get better, conglomerates and mid-sized enterprises alike seem to feel a gentle, warm breeze of economic recovery. For low-income families, however, the recovery still appears to be far off. The Government is channeling all its effort...

Radio and Internet Address to the Nation by President L...
Nov 30, 2009
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Today, I would like to speak with you about some good news, something that will make you feel proud to be citizens of this Republic. As you already know from reports in both the domestic and international media, the Republic became a member of the Development Assistance Committee of ...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Nov 16, 2009
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, Last week, the College Scholastic Ability Test was held nationwide. I understand that all students who took the test must have worked really hard. Family members of those students and their teachers also deserve credit for having gone to great lengths to support them. I hope all...

Radio and Internet address to the nation by President L...
Nov 16, 2009
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, Last week, the College Scholastic Ability Test was held nationwide. I understand that all students who took the test must have worked really hard. Family members of those students and their teachers also deserve credit for having gone to great lengths to support them. I hope all...

Radio and Internet Address to the Nation by President L...
Nov 02, 2009
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, Mountainous regions have already had snow. Ipdong, the onset of winter by the 24 solar divisions of the year, falls on this coming weekend. I hope you all take extra care not to catch cold at the turn of the season. What should be noted is the fact that the H1N1 flu is spread...

Presidential Remarks at a Special Press Conference on t...
Sep 30, 2009
  Paradigm Shift for Moving Toward Center Stage from the Periphery of the International Arena Fellow Koreans, I am standing before you today with an overwhelming feeling of pride and heavy sense of responsibility. I can truly realize that we are now opening a new chapter in history. At the G20 Pittsburgh...

Radio and Internet Address to the Nation
Sep 21, 2009
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, I am now in New York as you listen to this radio address. During my stay here, I am scheduled to attend a Summit on Climate Change at the United Nations and deliver a speech at the UN General Assembly. After that, I will attend the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh to engage in discussi...

Radio and Internet Address to the Nation
Sep 07, 2009
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, Last week, I visited a vocational rehabilitation facility for people with disabilities in Pocheon city and a traditional market in Guri city, both in Gyeonggi-do province. The country's credit rating has recently inched up and stock prices are rising, showing a clear sign o...