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Is Yesung of Super Junior the third and youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il?

A Swiss newspaper made a huge mistake when it published the photo of Yesung on its front and inside pages and identified him as Kim Jong-un, the third and youngest son of Kim Jong Il.

The article was published last April 7, 2009, and it talked about Kim Jong-un, who is rumored to be the successor of Kim Jong Il.

The newspaper, Blick am Abend, is a publication in Switzerland, with an estimated circulation of 270,000 copies a day.

Yesung identified as Kim Jong Il's son on the cover of the Swiss newspaper.

Yesung identified as Kim Jong Il's son on the cover of the Swiss newspaper.

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By Bae Ji-sook
Staff Reporter, The Korea Times

The entertainment industry is abuzz over “dance machine” Rain‘s hot track “Rainism,” which has recently been banned from sale to teenagers over its lewd lyrics. The singer agreed to change a few phrases for his underage fans at concerts but expressed regret over the government’s decision on the already chart-topping record.

Rain's "Rainism" album

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South Koreans are very lucky. They can now go to the United States without a visa following the inclusion of South Korea in the Visa Waiver Program of the US. Here’s a news article from Korea Herald about the opening of an office of the California Travel and Tourism Commission in Seoul:

 

On the same day that the U.S. visa waiver program for Koreans took effect, the California Travel and Tourism Commission yesterday announced the official opening of its Korea office in Seoul.

“We are excited to celebrate the visa waiver program and especially the opening of the California Travel and Tourism Commission office today,” said Susan Wilcox, vice president of Communications and Industry Relations of the commission at a press conference.

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Another suicide incident happened in South Korea on Oct. 10, this time involving the former secretary of Prime Minister Han Seung-soo.

Former secretary Kim Yung-chul
Former secretary Kim Yung-chul

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The death of Korean actress Choi Jin-Sil and comedian Ahn Jae-hwan is a reflection of the growing and alarming suicide rate in South Korea.

 

 

Ahn Jae-hwan

From 1985 to 2006, the suicide rate in Korea more than doubled from 9.1 per 100,000 persons in 1985 to 21.9 per 100,000 in 2006, according to the World Health Organization.

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