Elise Hu

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S. Korean President Says She's Open To Stepping Down, But Doesn't Resign

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In an opaque move that likely lengthens South Korea's domestic political drift, embattled President Park Geun-hye put her fate in the hands of lawmakers.


Golden Years, Iron Bars: Japan Sees Rise In Crime By The Elderly

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Senior citizens are committing crimes like shoplifting in bigger numbers than teenagers, and the threat of jail time doesn't seem to be a deterrent.


How Uncertainty In The Korean Peninsula Could Be A 'Recipe for Disaster'

Monday, November 21, 2016

President-elect Trump's statements on North Korea have reflected contradictory aims. Political turmoil in South Korea and Pyongyang's nuclear capability make for a mix that worries Korea-watchers.


S. Korean President Named As A Criminal Suspect In Cronyism Scandal

Monday, November 21, 2016

Prosecutors in South Korea will question President Park on allegations of corruption and cronyism. The move comes in the wake of massive protests calling for the president to step down.


Prosecutors To Investigate South Korean President In Corruption Scandal

Sunday, November 20, 2016

A leadership crisis continues in South Korea, where prosecutors announced Sunday that President Park Geun-hye will be investigated as a suspect in a growing corruption and cronyism scandal.


At Least 500,000 Protest In Seoul Demanding Korean President's Resignation

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Pressure has been mounting for weeks on President Park Geun-hye, whose approval rating is at five percent amid a mushrooming cronyism scandal.


Japan And South Korea Rattled By Trump's Talk Of Closing U.S. Bases

Thursday, November 10, 2016

U.S. troops have been based in South Korea and Japan for decades. Removing them would shake up the entire region.


View From Asia: Reaction To Trump's White House Victory

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

In Asia, there's a lot of stunned reactions regionally to Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton — and as is the case with global markets, there is real uncertainty.


Samsung Offices Raided In An Investigation Involving A Dressage Horse

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

The manufacturer is suspected of giving as much as $3 million in secret to support the equestrian training and Olympic dreams of the daughter of a close adviser to President Park Geun-hye.


S. Korean President's 'Rasputin' Was Once Part Of A Soap Opera Storyline

Monday, November 07, 2016

A 1990s' "K-Drama" now seems oddly prescient.


Her Job At Risk, S. Korea President Reshuffles Cabinet As Scandal Widens

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

President Park Geun-hye replaced her prime minister and finance chief amid a growing scandal that involves a secret adviser with ties to a mysterious religious cult.


Pressure Mounts On S. Korean President Over Her Spiritual 'Puppetmaster'

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

President Park Geun-hye's approval rating has plummeted to 10 percent as investigators dig deeper into her ties with a woman whose family claimed to channel voices from the leader's dead mother.


Swirling Scandal Involving Shamanistic Cult Threatens S. Korean President

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Tens of thousands took to the streets across South Korea Saturday, demanding the president resign over new revelations in a wide influence-peddling scandal.


In Samsung's Messy Phone Recall, Lack Of Transparency Takes Center Stage

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

It's a toss-up between lack of disclosure, if the problem is known, and lack of accountability, if the causes of early fire reports were unknown or misdiagnosed but blamed on the battery nonetheless.


In S. Korea, Samsung's Recall Troubles Come At An Already Crucial Moment

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

In Samsung's home country, the conglomerate was already feeling the heat in more ways than one.


'Cup Noodles' Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries — with culturally specific adaptations. The U.S., for instance, gets shorter noodles, because Americans don't slurp them up like the Japanese.


U.S. Targets Chinese Company For Supporting N. Korean Nuclear Program

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Treasury says a Chinese conglomerate on the North Korean border has helped blacklisted North Korean companies procure raw materials that could be used for nuclear weapons.


The 'Livelihood Loophole' And Other Weaknesses Of N. Korea Sanctions

Thursday, September 15, 2016

North Korea may face tougher sanctions in response to its most recent nuclear test, the most powerful blast yet. But Pyongyang keeps finding workarounds to the punitive measures.


North Korea Conducts Its 5th Test Of Nuclear Weapon

Thursday, September 08, 2016

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff estimates the yield was 10 kilotons, which is almost twice that of a January test and would be the country's largest blast yet.


Laos: A Remote Battleground For North And South Korea

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Laos is in the interesting position of remaining aligned with the increasingly-shut out North Korea and forging closer ties with South Korea and the U.S.