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Civil Defense Drill in Korea

Civil Defense Drill in Korea

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea is still at war, technically. And while it is highly unlikely that the 60-year armistice between the North and South will be violated any time soon, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Korea holds nationwide civil defense drills eight times every year, each lasting about 20 minutes. [...]

Korean Mascot for Civil Defense to Dispel Its “Stiff and Dull” Image

Korean Mascot for Civil Defense to Dispel Its “Stiff and Dull” Image

SEOUL, Sep. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s National Emergency Management Agency unveiled its much-awaited official mascot for the national civil defense program. The agency held an open contest to select the best design for the mascot. Given that the civil defense program usually takes on ‘stiff and dull’ image among the public, the agency [...]