Elise Hu

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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.


South Korea's Single Moms Struggle To Remove A Social Stigma

Monday, May 11, 2015

Women who choose to raise their children out of wedlock are so rare in South Korean society that they face social ostracization, job losses and active encouragement to adopt out their kids.


A Startup Scene That's Not So Hot: Japan's Entrepreneur Shortage

Thursday, May 07, 2015

A risk-averse culture is making it a tough road for fresh ideas and fledgling Japanese startups. But venture backers are starting to see some signs of hope that new tech firms will take off.


NYU Student Detained In North Korea Was Hoping For 'Great Event'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A South Korean student arrested for crossing illegally into North Korea tells CNN he is doing well, and that he went into the rogue state hoping to improve relations between North and South.


The Past Haunts The Present For Japan's Shinzo Abe

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to strengthen ties with America, he's facing tense times in his own neighborhood, mainly because of his views on World War II.


Heavy Police Presence At Ferry Demonstrations Bring Seoul To A Halt

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Thousands of police formed a perimeter around the heart of South Korea's capital Saturday, in an effort to dampen a third day of protests over the government handling of a ferry disaster one year ago.


South Koreans Mark Ferry Disaster Anniversary

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It's been 1 year since a ferry accident in South Korea killed more than 300 people. Most of the victims were high school students on a field trip. The remembrances are going on amid political fallout.


A Year After Ferry Disaster, South Koreans Await Answers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The root causes of the accident that killed 304 people are still unclear, and parents of the victims are embroiled in a political tug of war.


The All-Work, No-Play Culture Of South Korean Education

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A new report finds South Korean students feel greater stress than those in any other developed nation. The country is weighing the relentless pressure it places on studying and exams.


How Asian-Americans Found A Home In The World Of K-Pop

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

For all the unique "Asian-ness" of K-pop, many of its stars are American-born and raised. And now that K-pop's gone global, Asian-American artists are more at home than ever.


A Forgotten Generation: Half Of South Korea's Elderly Live In Poverty

Friday, April 10, 2015

In a country known for its tech advances and rapid economic rise, the generation responsible for the growth isn't faring so well. Half of South Korea's seniors live below the poverty line.


Pew: Japan And U.S. Respect Each Other And Distrust China

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Japanese and Americans surveyed say they want the two nations to remain close, or get closer. And they share a suspicion of China.


Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What's behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.


A Chinese Tourism Boom Has South Koreans Cramming

Thursday, March 19, 2015

South Korea is the top foreign destination for Chinese tourists, which means Koreans are scrambling to adjust to the hordes of travelers from the mainland.


Anthem Hack Renews Calls For Laws To Better Prevent Breaches

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Hackers gained access to records of 80 million Anthem customers and employees, the health insurance giant says. But how can the seemingly endless mega-hacks be prevented?