With the mass Chuseok exodus from Seoul to areas around the country, President Moon Jae-in took to the radio airwaves on Monday morning, not as the nation's commander-in-chief, but as a traffic reporter for the day.
"Hello, this is Moon Jae-in. And here's the latest traffic update for your trip home."
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While giving the listeners the latest traffic condition, President Moon encouraged safe driving, asking drivers to take rest stops on their long drives and to make sure to fasten their seat belts at all times.
President Moon also said he hopes people will be able to get plenty of rest and spend time with their families during the holiday, which is 10 days long this year thanks to Monday having been designated a temporary holiday.
Moon also thanked public transportation workers, including bus, taxi and train drivers, as well as maritime workers, for being on duty and sacrificing time with their families so the rest of the country can have some time off.
On that note, President Moon also made phone calls to 11 citizens in the afternoon who are also not able to spend time with their families.
Those include a researcher stationed in Antarctica, a former victim of the Japanese military's sexual enslavement during World War II, the father of an Army recruit, a police officer, and the chief security guard of the Dokdo Islets.
According to the Blue House, President Moon's radio appearance and multiple phone calls were opportunities to send his Chuseok greetings to the Korean people and also to show his effort for better communication.
Hwang Hojun Arirang News.