The New Neighbor Is Causing a Commotion. Oh, and He’s the President of South Korea.

SEOUL—When South Korea’s new leader vowed to relocate the presidential office to Lee In’s central Seoul neighborhood, the 35-year-old marketing freelancer felt a tinge of excitement. Local development, he thought, could finally flourish in the sleepy Yongsan district.

Mr. Lee, whose apartment is steps from the new presidential office, underestimated the drawbacks of becoming the president’s neighbor.

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