March 04, 2021

Numerous changes as South Korean side of JSA opens after six month hiatus

"What once was a vibe of tension is now a vibe of peace," UNC says

The South Korean side of the Joint Security Area (JSA) opened on Wednesday for the first time in nearly six months, with numerous changes observable resulting from military confidence-building measures agreed between the two Koreas last September.

The temporary closure of the facility, which had only been implemented on the South Korean side of the military demarcation line (MDL), ended Wednesday with a soft-opening that revealed a number of changes to assembled visitors and journalists.