Since my day was rather unventful, I’ll instead comment on an article I read online. Immigration checkpoints have been established in the DMZ in South Korea to facilitate travel to North Korea Having stood in the incredibly tense atmosphere that exists at the border, this is a symbol of detente that is hard to believe. While the restrictions are tight on those who travel north, from my conversations I would believe South Korea is happy to have this program. The desire for reunification is strong everywhere in South Korea, so a program like this, that helps open the border, must have gone over quite well. My only fear is whether it helps prop up a dysfunctional regime even a day longer than necessary.