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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Nov 14, 2011
      Good morning, fellow Koreans, Now I am attending the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, which is being held in Hawaii in the wake of the G20 Cannes Summit in France. Right after this meeting, I am scheduled to take part in the ASEAN Summit as well. In this way, leaders of all countries aroun...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Oct 31, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans,  Last week, we had by-elections. Looking at the results, I was able to reaffirm the aspirations of young people for change. With two global crises that descended one after the other over the past years, many young people feel deep anxieties about their future as well as the present....

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Oct 03, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans,Today, I want to speak with you about the recent global fiscal crisis and economic conditions in Korea. Only three years after the global financial crisis of 2008, the world economy is faced with yet another crisis situation. The recent crisis has emanated from a handful of European countr...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Sep 19, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans,  The weather is now still really hot even though fall has begun. I hope every one of you will take good care of your health. The Government has decided to foster the stem cell industry as a core new growth engine following the footsteps of the IT industry. To this end, I visited th...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Aug 15, 2011
Fellow citizens, decorated patriots who fought for the nation’s independence, distinguished guests from home and abroad, our brethren in the North and seven million compatriots residing overseas,  I join all Koreans in celebrating the 66th anniversary of liberation today. Liberation has allowed us to breathe in t...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Aug 08, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Floods and landslides have brought many people undue suffering. The news of the tragic deaths of the young students from Inha University was truly frustrating and heartbreaking. They were out there doing volunteer work and fell victim to the landslide. My prayers go out to all those who h...

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Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Jul 25, 2011
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, The unusually long rainy season this summer is now over, and many of you must be planning on taking a vacation. Many others of you, I understand, may not be able to do so this year as well due to one reason or another. I hope that the economy will turn around for everyone so that ...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Jul 14, 2011
  Good morning, fellow Koreans, I returned home the day before yesterday from a 10-day African tour that took me to the Republic of South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Immediately after I returned home, I stopped by the Central Disaster and Sa...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Jun 27, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans, I watched a sad story about three siblings on TV in April; it broke my heart. The children had to make do with free samples of food at discount stores, travel in subway trains aimlessly all day long and sleep in a public restroom in a park at night. They had never enrolled in school...

Radio and internet address to the nation by President L...
Jun 13, 2011
Good morning, fellow Koreans, Recently, various corruption scandals have erupted, and I am well aware of your deep concerns. Corruption has been embedded in our society for a long time. It is also true that we have not keenly recognized the gravity of the problem because of the thinking that corruption is more or le...