Elise Hu

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Reactions Out Of China And Guam Over Exchanges Between U.S. And North Korea

Saturday, August 12, 2017

President Trump spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron amid mounting tensions with North Korea. Trump is not backing down from his rhetoric on North Korea.

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Trump's Rhetoric Renews Debate In Guam: Is Being 'Tip Of The Spear' Worth It?

Saturday, August 12, 2017

People on the U.S. territory of Guam find their home caught between North Korea and President Trump's escalating rhetoric. But it's not just talk if you're the Americans being targeted, say residents.

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People On Guam Remain Calm Despite North Korea's Threats

Friday, August 11, 2017

President Trump amped up his words against North Korea, saying North Korea's leader "is not going to threaten the United States." The U.S. territory of Guam is in the shadow of North Korea's threats.

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On Guam, The Mood Is Calm Despite Being In North Korea's Crosshairs

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Despite North Korea's recent threats to create an "enveloping fire," hotels and beaches are full in the tiny U.S. Pacific territory. "If it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen," says one resident.

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Morning News Brief: Tillerson Tries To Tame Tensions, Guamanians React

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has struck a different tone than the president over a potential conflict with North Korea. Also, we look at the mood in Guam after threats from North Korea.

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The Mood On Guam After North Korean Threats

Thursday, August 10, 2017

North Korea recently threatened to bomb Guam, a U.S. territory and home to multiple U.S. military bases.

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UN Security Council Votes Unanimously To Impose Toughest Sanctions Yet

Sunday, August 06, 2017

The United Nations imposed the harshest sanctions to date on North Korea on Saturday. They hope the pressure will discourage further missile testing --which many fear could reach Japan and the U.S.

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U.N. Approves New North Korea Sanctions Over Missile Tests

Sunday, August 06, 2017

The new sanctions will cut about $1 billion, or a third, of North Korea's export revenue. North Korea tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month, which could potentially reach the U.S.

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China's Leverage — And Its Limits — In North Korea

Friday, August 04, 2017

President Trump blames China for not doing enough to contain North Korea's nuclear threat. But how much influence does China really have on Pyongyang?

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How Steve Jobs Helped This North Korean Defector 'Think Different'

Monday, July 31, 2017

When Kim Hak-min got to South Korea, he saw his first-ever smartphone, the iPhone 4. It changed his life trajectory.

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Analysts: North Korea Improves Its Capabilities With Each Missile Test

Saturday, July 29, 2017

North Korea fired a missile on Friday that experts say had the capability of striking U.S. cities. Korea observers argue with each successive test, the U.S. and allies lose leverage with Pyongyang.

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For South Korea's LGBT Community, An Uphill Battle For Rights

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

This month's pride celebration in Seoul drew more people than ever. But protesters also showed up in force. Christian activists insist the socially conservative country won't accept sexual minorities.

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North Korea Mysteriously Shuts Down Its Beer Festival

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A China-based tour agency says North Korea informed it of the cancellation. "We don't expect information to be forthcoming," the agency writes.

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Video: In Skin-Care-Obsessed South Korea, Even A Baby Can Get A Facial

Friday, July 14, 2017

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tries out different experiences in East Asia. This time, she enlists a tiny helper.

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Video: Japan Created Easy-To-Swallow Foods To Prevent Senior Choking Deaths

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tries out different experiences in East Asia. In rapidly aging Japan, an edible innovation is helping seniors enjoy meals without fear of choking.

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Calm In Seoul As The North Korea Question Grows More Urgent

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Pyongyang's test on Tuesday of an intercontinental ballistic missile hasn't rattled many South Koreans. "I think it's just, like, a whatever attitude that we are having," says a student in Seoul.

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After North Korea's ICBM Launch, Now What?

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Kim Jong Un's moves have succeeded in putting the rest of the world in a tough spot. Possible responses include further isolation of North Korea, military moves or greater engagement. None are ideal.

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Tillerson Confirms North Korea Missile An ICBM, Calls For Global Action

Monday, July 03, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the test of the long-range missile "represents a new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners, the region, and the world."

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Video: Japan's 'Purikura' Photo Booths Offer Snapchat-Like Filters

Monday, July 03, 2017

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tries out new experiences in East Asia. In Tokyo, she checks out Japanese purikura photo booths, which produce selfies to decorate and print out.

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In Trump Meeting With South Korean Leader, A Chance To Reaffirm 'Ironclad' Ties

Thursday, June 29, 2017

North Korea will top the agenda as President Trump and South Korea's Moon Jae-in meet Thursday. But whatever tensions brew below the surface, there will be reassurances that the relationship is solid.

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