Elise Hu

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Workers Are Tearing Down Tokyo's Hotel Okura, And History's Going With It

Monday, October 12, 2015

The landmark Hotel Okura's design didn't meet the need for more rooms for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Now, an icon of Japanese mid-century modern architecture will disappear.


North Korea Releases Detained NYU Student To South Korea

Monday, October 05, 2015

North Korea has been holding South Korean national Joo Won-moon since April, after he admitted to illegally crossing the border in hopes of a "great event."


Need Fake Friends For Your Wedding? In S. Korea, You Can Hire Them

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Baby showers, weddings, even meet-the-parent weekends don't have to include your actual loved ones, at least not in South Korea. A cottage casting industry exists to help fill your life-staging needs.


Keeping Alive The Korean Love For Hiking, Thousands Of Miles From Korea

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The hard-core love for hiking mountains is now a tradition that's being kept alive by the Korean-American community in Los Angeles.


Hacking Team Breach Reveals Firm Sold Spying Tools To Repressive Regimes

Monday, July 06, 2015

What happens when one of the most notorious hacking companies gets hacked? That's the situation unfolding for one Italian company, which sells surveillance software to governments across the globe.


Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

Sunday, July 05, 2015

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.


A Showdown Looms At South Korea's Gay Pride Parade

Friday, June 26, 2015

In Seoul, a parade that has gone on for 15 years is at the heart of a bitter standoff between organizers and Christian activists. Church groups threaten to stop the parade — in the name of God.


Best Frenemies: Japan, Korea Mark 50th Anniversary Despite Rivalry

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A half-century ago, Japan and South Korea normalized diplomatic ties. But to celebrate, both are having to put aside long-standing bitterness that has never completely gone away.


MERS Is A Health Crisis With Political And Economic Costs

Sunday, June 14, 2015

After a bungled initial response to the virus, South Korea's president has to win back public trust. Leaders are scrambling to keep the country's prized economy from struggling.


Creepy Or Comforting? South Korea Tracks Smartphones To Curb MERS

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The government is trying to strike a balance between doing too little and doing too much to stop an outbreak of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome. But has it stepped over a line?


South Korea Scrambles To Contain MERS Virus

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Middle East respiratory syndrome has killed seven people and infected nearly 100 others in South Korea. The World Health Organization is out with new findings about the science behind this outbreak.


South Korea's MERS Crisis Exposes Public Distrust Of Leaders

Friday, June 05, 2015

In a fast-changing health crisis, South Korea's government is holding back key data amid calls for more openness. That's only adding to growing doubt that leaders can handle the situation.


Classes Canceled, 1,300 Quarantined In S. Korea's Scramble To Stop MERS

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Additional confirmed cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, have led to more than 200 school closures and a minor public panic in South Korea.


South Korea Struggles To Contain Deadly MERS Virus' Spread

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Health officials in South Korea are coming under fire after cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, swelled from one to 13 inside of two weeks.


Controversy Follows As Activists Cross North-South Korean Border

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The symbolic gesture was aimed at reunifying two nations still technically at war. But an event staged in the name of peace ended up exposing some distrust that's lasted for decades.


Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Freed From Prison

Friday, May 22, 2015

An appeals court reduced the sentence of former Korean Air executive Heather Cho. She demanded that a plane return to the gate because her macadamia nuts weren't served in a manner to her liking.


In Seoul, Kerry Calls N. Korea Provocations 'Egregious,' 'Reckless'

Monday, May 18, 2015

America's top diplomat says North Korea's muscle flexing on the Korean peninsula may lead to further international sanctions — and possibly a referral to the International Criminal Court.


She's Almost Real: The New Humanoid On Customer Service Duty In Tokyo

Thursday, May 14, 2015

In Tokyo, a stylish new department store receptionist isn't a human at all. It's a lifelike silicone robot with movements so real, it's fooling some customers.


Spy Agency: North Korea Executes Its Defense Chief With Anti-Aircraft Guns

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Officials from South Korea's intelligence agency say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's latest high-level purge took place in front of hundreds of onlookers at a shooting range.


The First Place In East Asia To Welcome Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, May 11, 2015

Tokyo's trendy Shibuya district has become the first place in Japan – and all of East Asia — to recognize same-sex partnerships. It raises the possibility other parts of Japan will follow.