We're on a quick trip up near the DMZ today visiting some places I haven't been before. This area is north of the 38th parallel and was under Communist rule before the Korean War. One of the spots we stopped by yesterday was this building, which served as the North Korean government's headquarters between 1945 and 1950. There was also a county police station next door from the Japanese colonial period, but which only endures now as a pile of concrete pieces on the ground (as shown in the bottom photo).
Steven S. Bammel is president and chief translator/consultant at Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (B.B.A. Economics) and Hanyang University (M.S. Management Strategy), Steven has worked for over twenty years in Korean business and translation. | more about Steven
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December 2, 2011