Peevish Japan Curtails Description of Korea
The Japanese Foreign Ministry has deleted from its website a description of Korea as an "important neighbor sharing the basic values of liberty, democracy and market economy." The website now describes Korea as the "most important neighboring country." >> Full Text

Seoul Slams N.Korean Human Rights Abuses at UN
South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul on Wednesday slammed North Korea's attempts to discredit UN human rights resolutions against North Korea after a defector admitted he lied. Cho said he felt "deep pity" for the North's efforts to deny the horrible human rights abuses in the isolated state. >> Full Text

Seoul's Quality of Life 'Worse Than Detroit's'
Seoul has the eight-highest quality of life in Asia but only the 72nd among 230 major cities in the world, according to the annual Quality of Living rankings released by global consultancy Mercer on Wednesday. That is even worse than the industrial ruin Detroit, which went bankrupt in 2013 and ranks 70th. >> Full Text

Children make wishes on the moon in a hanok village in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province on Wednesday. /Newsis

Models promote scarves in a store in Seoul on Wednesday.

Gu Ha-ra of Kara poses at a promotional event for a fashion brand in Seoul on Wednesday.

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