Asia

Life in Seoul, South Korea

Updated 11:09 AM ET, Fri March 29, 2013
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CNN's Jim Clancy found that life is going on as normal in Seoul, South Korea. He detected no fear or anxiety about the stream of threats emanating from North Korea.
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Most South Koreans seem to find it entirely normal that there are threats of nuclear war, Clancy found. Jim Clancy/CNN
Seoul's residents in the downtown business district of Gwang Hwa Moon are focused on daily life, not the threat from the north. Jim Clancy/CNN
In Seoul, the prospect of war is unthinkable. Business goes on as usual in places like the Gangnam district, the "Beverly Hills" of South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
The majority of South Koreans say they don't want to live through fear, and very few residents remember the dark days of air raid drills, Clancy reported. Dan Istitene/Getty Images
The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul is a mere 30 miles from the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea. Dan Istitene/Getty Images
In the event of missile strikes, the subway system would be the closest shelter, Clancy found. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images