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Korean games: for citizens in the South, maybe it’s time to pack that escape bag

I’ve lived in Seoul for 11 years and have never met anyone who thought a North Korean attack was imminent, until I met Woo

By Jason Strother   March 2018

A group dance of the janggu, a traditional Korean double-headed drum, takes place during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games. Photo: PA

Woo Seung-yep carries a camouflage backpack containing bottled water, canned food and a gas mask. He keeps it ready at all times—just in case war suddenly breaks out.

I’ve lived in Seoul for 11 years and have never met anyone who thought a North Korean attack was imminent, until I met Woo. He says with the way things are going, he wouldn’t…

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