Update Things are still okay here, even with North Korea warning foreigners in South Korea to evacuate. No warnings have been issued by the US State Department or the local embassy. If you’re living in Seoul as a foreigner, it’s a good idea to register with your embassy in case of an emergency. The US Embassy in Seoul offers phone and emails alerts to citizens.
Anyeong-haseyo! Just returning to Korea from a long business trip to Shanghai, one of my favorite places to visit outside of Korea. We’ve been receiving a lot of concerned emails from family and friends regarding the escalating tension on the North Korea peninsula.
According to Moon-Jung, things are business as usual. Locals aren’t stockpiling food at the supermarkets and life continues as normal. With talk of further North Korean nuclear testing, things will stay hot for a bit longer.
Expect a new article on North Korean rhetoric in the near future.