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First lady of South Korea “has become more active,” but criticized for her lack of moderation.

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Mrs. Kim enjoyed an okonomiyaki lunch with Prime Minister Kishida’s wife (PHOTO: Jiji Press)

Kim Keon-hee, 50, the wife of South Korean President Yun Suk-yeol, has been active in “spousal activities.

On May 23, she attended the inauguration ceremony of the “K-Tourism Cooperation Group. She was appointed honorary chairperson of the “Visit Korea Year” committee to promote the country’s attractiveness to people around the world.

On May 28, he appeared on the variety show “TV Animal Farm” on the broadcaster SBS. Holding his own dog, he appealed for people to become foster parents for their pets.

On May 29, he invited the wives of the leaders of Pacific nations visiting Korea to a famous temple in Seoul and the National Museum of Korea to deepen their friendship.

The “Hiroshima Special” was very satisfying.

The okonomiyaki luncheon was organized by Mrs. Yuko Kishida, wife of Prime Minister Yuko Kishida (PHOTO: Jiji Press)

The events of the G7 summit meeting held in Hiroshima on May 21 are probably still fresh in your mind.

This was the third time that Mrs. Kim met face-to-face with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his wife at the G7. Mrs. Kim said, ‘It was very meaningful for me to be able to visit Hiroshima, the hometown of Prime Minister Kishida and his wife. Mrs. Yuko Kishida, wife of Prime Minister Kishida, also remembered that Mrs. Kim had expressed interest in Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki when she visited Korea in early May.

On the 21st, the last day of the G7, I will hold an okonomiyaki lunch with Mrs. Kim, with the “Hiroshima Special” containing raw shrimp and squid. Mrs. Yuko herself asked, “Would you like udon or soba? and entertained Mrs. Kim by sharing her choice of udon or soba. The luncheon lasted more than an hour, and Mrs. Kim was very satisfied.

Mrs. Kim’s behavior has attracted attention at home and abroad. On the other hand, there are voices of protest.

Most Koreans would agree that Mrs. Kim should attend various events in place of President Yun, who is very busy. It certainly helps to maintain support for President Yun. However, there are some who feel that some of her activities may be out of line with her moderation as First Lady.

At the inauguration of the “K Tourism Cooperation Group” on March 23, she made a heart shape in front of her chest like a “moe mark” to make an appeal, and her appearance on TV on March 28 has raised questions as to whether she needed to appear on a variety show in the first place. The animal welfare movement is an important activity, but I don’t think it is a good idea to appeal with your own pet. ……” (Korean newspaper reporter)

Since the beginning of the Yoon administration, Kim has been the target of controversy for her every move as the brilliant and colorful First Lady. It is likely that she understands the interests of the world and is acting accordingly.

President Yun and Mrs. Yun in Japan to attend the G7
Visiting Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park with Mrs. Yuko
  • PHOTO Jiji Press, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan / Reuters / aflo AP / aflo

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