Why doesn't South Korea move its capital?

how saving face complicates East Asian negotiation

Seoul. Photo by Jana Sabeth on Unsplash.

I heard a story, probably apocryphal, when I was in South Korea: Mr Kim, a mid-level functionary with the urban planning division of the South Korean government, was visited by his counterpart, Mr Lee, from the North Korean government.

The South Korean drove the North Korean through the city center of Seoul and…