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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Sep 03, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans,There have been many difficulties this summer because of the heat wave and the two typhoons that followed. Even though the Government has worked hard with all municipalities to make preparations, there has been considerable damage in many parts of the country.Many farmers and fishermen sust...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Aug 20, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans,Now the heat wave has abated, and a fairly cool breeze is blowing in the mornings and evenings. This summer was unusually hot, but the challenges of our Olympians who heated up the London Olympic Games brought us great pride and happiness. Throughout the Olympics, we all shouted our heads o...

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Address by President Lee Myung-bak on the 67th Annivers...
Aug 16, 2012
Creating the Future with Shared Growth Toward a Greater Republic of KoreaFellow citizens, our beloved brethren in the North and compatriots residing overseas, I join all Koreans in celebrating the 67th anniversary of liberation today.I pay profound tribute to our patriotic forefathers who gave their precious lives to w...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Aug 06, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans,The midsummer heat wave continues, but the good news reaching us from London makes us forget the heat. The London Olympics is now in its 10th day today. Even though I have had sleepless nights recently just as many of you have had, watching our Olympians competing in the games helped drive ...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Jul 23, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans, We are now in the height of the rainy season. The Government is doing everything it can to prevent damage caused by torrential rains. I hope all of you will be mindful of safety as well, especially during vacations. The London Olympics will start on Friday. Korea made its debut at the summ...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Jul 09, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans, It is fortunate that recent rains seem to have helped ease the drought for the most part. There had been great concerns about the drought, but farmers should feel relieved now. Still, I understand they are anxious again about the rainy season. On June 17, I embarked on a four-nation, 10-da...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Jun 11, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans,It has not rained since last month, and there are great concerns about drought in this farming season. Worse yet, the weather is getting hotter and electricity consumption is surging. It is necessary for us all to take part in a drive to save electricity. The Government held the 123rd Meeti...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
May 28, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans,After wrapping up a trilateral summit among Korea, Japan and China held in Beijing, China, I went on a state visit to Myanmar on the same day and returned home on May 15. My state visit could not be made public until I arrived in Myanmar because of security concerns. I am grateful to the pe...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
May 14, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans,I am now in Beijing, China to participate in the Korea-Japan-China Summit. At the trilateral summit, the leaders of the three countries had in-depth discussions about North Korea’s persistent threats and its nuclear program.In addition, Trilateral Agreement on Investment Promotion and Prote...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
May 03, 2012
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Since the 17th of this month, the Government has waged a “war against illicit private loans.” As soon as the complaint call center opened, it was inundated with frantic phone calls. Already on day one, some 1,500 complaints were filed with the center, which was more than 12 times the usu...