Elise Hu

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Arrest Warrant Sought For Samsung Heir In S. Korean Presidential Bribery Scandal

Monday, January 16, 2017

Jay Y. Lee, the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, is accused of paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes to a confidant of President Park Geun-hye in a growing influence-peddling scandal.

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Women Are Making Their Voices Heard In Male-Dominated Japanese Politics

Friday, January 13, 2017

Japan is known for its closed, heavily-male political and business worlds. But three women have recently assumed prominent political posts. Is it a sign of changing times?

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In S. Korea, Air Raid Drills Are A Reminder Of N. Korean Threat

Monday, January 09, 2017

Seoul considers North Korea a bigger threat than a natural disaster. Twice a year, South Korea holds nationwide drills. "It's a simulation of what will happen at a time of war," says a Seoul official.

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Bears That Inspired 'Adorable' Korean Paralympic Mascot Live In Caged Captivity

Monday, January 09, 2017

The 2018 Paralympic mascot is the Asiatic black bear, a symbol of Korean folklore. But behind the caricature, South Korea has a troubled relationship with the bears, farming them for their bile.

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South Korea Welcomes 2017 With More Political Uncertainty

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The latest chapter in South Korea's political drama is under way — a court has begun deciding whether to remove the impeached president from office.

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Obama, Abe Memorialize The Dead In 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

President Obama and Japan's prime minister visited Pearl Harbor and laid wreaths at the USS Arizona memorial. Both pledged the 2 countries will remain the strongest of allies — despite a painful past.

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South Korea Impeaches President, But Political Drama Isn't Finished

Friday, December 09, 2016

The president has been suspended from power — but her fate will be decided later by a constitutional court. "Please, let's come together to overcome this crisis," the prime minister pleaded Friday.

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South Korean Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Impeach President

Friday, December 09, 2016

The vote against President Park Geun-hye follows a corruption scandal that has paralyzed the political system. A constitutional court will now decide whether to formally remove her from office.

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Vote To Impeach South Korea's President Expected This Week

Monday, December 05, 2016

The biggest weekend protests yet over Korea's influence-peddling scandal seem to have moved enough lawmakers to support impeaching the embattled president.

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S. Korean President Says She's Open To Stepping Down, But Doesn't Resign

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In an opaque move that likely lengthens South Korea's domestic political drift, embattled President Park Geun-hye put her fate in the hands of lawmakers.

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Golden Years, Iron Bars: Japan Sees Rise In Crime By The Elderly

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Senior citizens are committing crimes like shoplifting in bigger numbers than teenagers, and the threat of jail time doesn't seem to be a deterrent.

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How Uncertainty In The Korean Peninsula Could Be A 'Recipe for Disaster'

Monday, November 21, 2016

President-elect Trump's statements on North Korea have reflected contradictory aims. Political turmoil in South Korea and Pyongyang's nuclear capability make for a mix that worries Korea-watchers.

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S. Korean President Named As A Criminal Suspect In Cronyism Scandal

Monday, November 21, 2016

Prosecutors in South Korea will question President Park on allegations of corruption and cronyism. The move comes in the wake of massive protests calling for the president to step down.

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Prosecutors To Investigate South Korean President In Corruption Scandal

Sunday, November 20, 2016

A leadership crisis continues in South Korea, where prosecutors announced Sunday that President Park Geun-hye will be investigated as a suspect in a growing corruption and cronyism scandal.

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At Least 500,000 Protest In Seoul Demanding Korean President's Resignation

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Pressure has been mounting for weeks on President Park Geun-hye, whose approval rating is at five percent amid a mushrooming cronyism scandal.

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Japan And South Korea Rattled By Trump's Talk Of Closing U.S. Bases

Thursday, November 10, 2016

U.S. troops have been based in South Korea and Japan for decades. Removing them would shake up the entire region.

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View From Asia: Reaction To Trump's White House Victory

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

In Asia, there's a lot of stunned reactions regionally to Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton — and as is the case with global markets, there is real uncertainty.

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Samsung Offices Raided In An Investigation Involving A Dressage Horse

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

The manufacturer is suspected of giving as much as $3 million in secret to support the equestrian training and Olympic dreams of the daughter of a close adviser to President Park Geun-hye.

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S. Korean President's 'Rasputin' Was Once Part Of A Soap Opera Storyline

Monday, November 07, 2016

A 1990s' "K-Drama" now seems oddly prescient.

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Her Job At Risk, S. Korea President Reshuffles Cabinet As Scandal Widens

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

President Park Geun-hye replaced her prime minister and finance chief amid a growing scandal that involves a secret adviser with ties to a mysterious religious cult.

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