The shopkeeper is the owner of a toy store visited by Jin in a flashback. He helped Jin find a stuffed panda plush, and was later bribed by Jin to give him a second panda, which was on layaway. He advised Jin not to lose this one. ("Ji Yeon")
During casting the shopkeeper was described as "Male, Korean, any age. Pleasant, eager to please the customer and make a sale, cool under stress, able to deal with difficult customers and keep them happy. Must be able to speak Korean... Co-star."