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Elise Hu

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Halfway Around The World, Brexit Hits Japan's Already Soft Economy

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The world's third largest economy is still struggling to gain traction under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The British decision to leave the European Union has delivered another blow.

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North Korea Test-Fires Two Missiles, And One Isn't Deemed A Failure

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

One of the two midrange ballistic missiles launched Wednesday appears to be the most successful test yet.

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Yes, There's A Summer Camp Dedicated To Learning About North Korea

Monday, June 20, 2016

On a beach resort in southern South Korea, the government sponsors camps each year where kids as young as 11 are taught about North Koreans, to prepare for a peaceful "reunification" — one day.

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In U.S.-China Talks, The Metaphors Flow Freely

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Ancient Chinese poetry and quick metaphors are the go-to rhetorical aids in the latest meet-up between American and Chinese counterparts.

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A Rocky Time In U.S.-China Relations As Leaders Meet In Beijing

Monday, June 06, 2016

They are the two largest economies in the world, and increasingly interdependent. But as leaders gather for high-level talks in Beijing, tensions have flared on several fronts.

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Korea's Air Is Dirty, But It's Not All Close-Neighbor China's Fault

Friday, June 03, 2016

South Korea likes to point the finger at China for its pollution woes, but that's not the whole story. New research is examining how much Korean smog is caused by neighbors and how much is home-grown.

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Obama Advances Vision Of Nuclear-Free Future At Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Friday, May 27, 2016

NPR looks at the significance of President Obama's visit to Hiroshima at the conclusion of his last trip to Japan as president. It was the first visit by a sitting U.S. president since an American warplane bombed the city during World War II.

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Obama Makes Historic Visit To Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park

Friday, May 27, 2016

Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city destroyed by an American atomic bomb in the closing days of World War II.

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As President Visits Japan, Okinawa Controversy Is Back In The Limelight

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Following a gruesome killing, allegedly by a former Marine, controversy over the presence of American troops on Okinawa is adding another layer to Obama's historic trip this week.

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In Homogeneous South Korea, A Multicultural Village Hints At Change

Sunday, May 15, 2016

"Wongok Village is what Korea will look like in the future," says a grade school teacher in a self-styled "borderless village" south of Seoul, where most of the residents are non-Korean.

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N. Korea Wants Economic And Nuclear Expansion, But One Undercuts The Other

Monday, May 09, 2016

North Korea's powerful are gathering for their first ruling party congress in decades. Kim Jong Un is working to consolidate his power at home — and regionally — with an expanded nuclear arsenal.

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In A Major Speech, Kim Jong Un Trumpets 'Great Success' With Nukes

Friday, May 06, 2016

At North Korea's first Workers' Party Congress in 36 years, Kim declares "unprecedented results" in recent nuclear and missile tests. He's shown greater willingness to speak publicly than his father.

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To The List Of High-Stakes Tests In Korea, Add The Samsung SAT

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Samsung's rigorous aptitude test underscores the company's near-mythical status in Korean society. "I think this is only the way to be successful," says a test-taker before braving the entrance exam.

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QUIZ: Do You Have What It Takes To Work For Samsung?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The "Samsung SAT" is the South Korean company's aptitude test that features a gantlet of 160 questions in 140 minutes. Test yourself with a few practice questions.

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High-Ranking North Korean Intel Officer Defects To South Korea

Monday, April 11, 2016

The military officer's defection follows the news of 13 North Korean restaurant workers who defected en masse last week.

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The North Korea Threat Keeps A Cold-War Era Security Law Around

Monday, April 11, 2016

The U.S. State Department, the United Nations and human rights groups say South Korea's controversial National Security Law chokes freedom of expression.

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How S. Korea's Plastic Surgeons Are Helping Scarred N. Korean Defectors

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Assimilating into South Korean society is rarely easy for North Korean defectors. Top plastic surgeons are volunteering their services to help minimize the scars they bear from painful, abusive pasts.

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As North Korea Acts Out, A Search For Kim Jong Un's Motives

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The isolated nation has undertaken a series of provocative steps, launching missiles and bombastic rhetoric. Analysts are debating what leader Kim Jong Un is trying to achieve.

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North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles Off Its East Coast

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The latest missile firing comes amid heightened tensions on the peninsula, following wide international condemnation for the North's January nuclear test.

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N. Korea Sentences American Student To 15 Years Of Prison, Hard Labor

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Otto Warmbier, a 21-year-old University of Virginia student, had attempted to steal a propaganda sign from his Pyongyang hotel. He was convicted of subversion. The White House called for his release.

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