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LA Times: "President Obama seems to have caught the Korean Wave"

March 26, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
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And by "Korean Wave", we don't mean the president's recent appointment of Dartmouth president Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank.

United States President Barack Obama visited South Korea for the second Nuclear Security Summit that took place in Seoul on March 26th and 27th.

Before he began his speech, Obama proved to be "in the know" with Korean trends, mentioning me2day, KaKao Talk, and even the word 'Hallyu (Korean Wave)'. He praised the Korea's youth in their tech savviness, optimism, and promise.

"It's no wonder so many people around the world have caught the Korean Wave -- hallyu," he remarked.

Towards the end of his speech, Obama added that no matter what the challenge, "we go together," also remembering to include the Korean translation: "Katchi kapshida!"

You can read the article on LA Times in it's entirety here.

Source & Image: LA Times / Susan Walsh - Associated Press

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