US envoy to South Korea shaves off controversial moustache

The US embassy in Seul has posted a video on Twitter of US ambassador Harry Harris visiting a barbershop to remove his moustache months after his facial hair became the subject of unusual criticism.
Harris says he is shaving his moustache because of the summer heat and wearing a face mask, but the envoy has faced criticism for his moustache before.
Commentators have said his facial hair reminded South Koreans of that of Japanese governor-generals when Korea was a Japanese colony from 1910-45

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South Korea, an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, shares one of the world’s most heavily militarized borders with North Korea. It’s equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul, the capital.

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