Elise Hu

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Japanese 'Naked' Festivals Keep Centuries-Old Tradition Alive

Thursday, August 11, 2016

In a mountain town, schoolboys in traditional loincloths keep up a 300-year tradition. The hadaka matsuri festivals, rooted in Shinto tradition, take place to bring purification, luck and prosperity.


In A Rare Speech, Japan's Emperor Hints At Abdicating

Monday, August 08, 2016

Emperor Akihito said his age and poor health could make the performance of his duties impossible. But Japanese law doesn't allow for the emperor to step down.


For Women In Korean Pop, 'Making It' Can Mean A Makeover

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Female K-pop performers can face strong pressure to meet the industry's beauty standards. Some, like Park Boram, are starting to sing about it, while others are bucking the trend.


For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed With High Stakes

Sunday, July 24, 2016

It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?


Ambush In Dallas: What We Know Friday

Friday, July 08, 2016

Twelve officers were shot Thursday night, and five died. Officials say the attack was carried out by Micah Xavier Johnson, a military veteran who was killed by a police explosive.


Snipers Kill 5 Police Officers, Wound Several Others At Dallas Protest

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Gunmen attacked the officers at the end of Thursday's rally against police shootings of black men earlier this week. Three suspects are in custody and one is dead after a standoff in a parking garage.


Violent Crimes Prompt Soul-Searching In Korea About Treatment Of Women

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Recent cases of murder and gang rape have led to new measures boosting security and support for victims of sexual assault. Women's rights advocates say attitudes are what really need to change.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.