Elise Hu

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WATCH: What Makes Japan No. 1 In Toilet Technology

Friday, June 16, 2017

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tries out new experiences in East Asia. In this episode, Japanese toilets: so automated and comfortable, you might never want to leave the bathroom.

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Video: That Time We Tried Pore Vacuuming In South Korea

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tests out new experiences in East Asia. In this episode: pore vacuuming, a hot trend in Korean beauty. A suction pen excavates grime from your face.

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Video: Animal Cafes Are Cool, But Does A Raccoon Cafe Go Too Far?

Friday, June 02, 2017

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tests out new experiences in East Asia. In this inaugural episode, she visits a South Korean animal cafe. Things don't go as smoothly as planned.

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North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile Into Waters Near Japan

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

This marks North Korea's fourth attempted launch of the year. The third failed. The last successful attempt was on March 6, when North Korea fired four missiles at the same time into the same waters.

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Why Do Some South Koreans Believe A Myth That North Koreans Have Horns?

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Researchers say the belief some South Koreans hold that North Koreans — who are the same ethnicity as South Koreans — are beast-like is a product of years of propaganda and misleading education.

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Ousted South Korean Leader Park Geun-hye Arrested On Corruption Charges

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The court granted prosecutors' request to hold Park, who was removed from office earlier this month. A Seoul court issued the warrant early Friday local time, hours after she appeared for questioning.

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South Korean Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant For Ousted President Park Geun-hye

Sunday, March 26, 2017

If approved, the warrant would arrest Park in connection with the corruption scandal that's gripped the nation for months. But prosecutors argue that the evidence could be destroyed in the meantime.

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The 'Tillerson Is Tired' Meme And Things That Happen In A News Vacuum

Monday, March 20, 2017

The secretary of state didn't cut short his South Korea stay over the weekend, but an information vacuum meant a lot of people thought he did.

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Tillerson Talks Tough On North Korea During Asia Trip

Saturday, March 18, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during his visit to South Korea "all options are on the table" when it comes to dealing with North Korea. On Saturday, Tillerson met with Chinese officials.

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A Long List Of Challenges Awaits Rex Tillerson In Asia

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

As the new secretary of state starts a six-day sweep through East Asia, he heads into a region full of challenges, both old and new.

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What's Next For South Korea After Ousting Its President

Saturday, March 11, 2017

President Park Geun-hye is out, after a historic decision to remove her. But big questions loom for a Northeast Asia region where relationships are tense.

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South Korean President's Impeachment Triggers Clashes And Questions

Friday, March 10, 2017

Two people are dead in demonstrations following a historic ruling in South Korea to oust President Park Geun-hye.

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South Korean Judges Uphold President Park Geun-hye's Impeachment

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The country's first female president makes history again, this time, as the first South Korean leader to be removed from office.

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U.S. Fast-Tracks Missile Defense System To South Korea, Drawing China's Ire

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The THAAD missile defense system will go up in South Korea to help defend against North Korea's missile program. But it's causing a geopolitical tussle.

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S. Korea: North Test-Fires Handful Of 'Unknown Projectiles' Into Japan Waters

Sunday, March 05, 2017

The projectiles were launched Sunday from near North Korea's missile base of Tongchang-ri, says South Korea's military. At least one of the missiles flew about 620 miles.

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Chemical Weapon Found On Body Of North Korean Leader's Half-Brother

Friday, February 24, 2017

Malaysian police said VX nerve agent — classified as a weapon of mass destruction — was found on Kim Jong Nam's body. South Korea says North Korea ordered the hit.

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North Korean Regime Blamed As Kim Jong Nam Death Investigation Widens

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Malaysian investigators have named four more suspects in connection to the bizarre poisoning death of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Second Suspect Arrested In Death Of N. Korean Dictator's Half-Brother

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Malaysian police say they have detained two women in the death of Kim Jong Nam, the eldest of Kim Jong Il's children. He died after a suspicious encounter reportedly caught on video in the airport.

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N. Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother Is Dead. But Why?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"It probably is the strangest story that I have encountered about North Korean elites and the Kim family," says Michael Madden, who runs the site North Korea Leadership Watch.

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North Korea Test-Fires First Missile During Trump's Presidency

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Pyongyang again defied United Nations resolutions and test-fired a missile early Sunday morning, local time. It earned a swift rebuke from neighbors.

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