Elise Hu

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Tillerson's North Korean Overture Highlights His Credibility Problem

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The secretary of state says the U.S. would be willing to engage North Korea "without preconditions." But he has signaled support for talks before, only to be publicly rebuked by the president.

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Talks With North Korea Could Begin Without Conditions, Tillerson Says

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. is willing to enter negotiations with North Korea without pre-conditions, such as giving up its nuclear weapons. This is a departure from earlier policy.

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North Korea Tests Ballistic Missile

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

North Korea tested its longest-range ballistic missile yet. Experts say the latest missile could potentially reach the United States.

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News Brief: North Korea Fires ICBM, Republican Tax Plan Gains Support, CFPB

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

North Korea fired what the Pentagon says was an intercontinental ballistic missile for the third time in 2017. Also, GOP continues work on a tax overhaul and The Washington Post's Renae Merle on CFPB.

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How One Pop-Up Restaurant Is Fighting Stigma Against HIV/AIDS

Friday, November 24, 2017

A Toronto pop-up restaurant serves food prepared by chefs living with HIV/AIDS. NPR's Elise Hu talks to Joanne Simons, CEO of the Casey House hospital, about how the eatery breaks down stigma.

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Japanese Lawmaker's Baby Gets Booted From The Floor

Friday, November 24, 2017

When Yuka Ogata went back to work after having a baby, she tried to bring him along. The response highlighted the difficulties working women face in rules-bound Japan.

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'The End We Start From' Chronicles Motherhood In The Midst Of Crisis

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Megan Hunter's new book follows a woman and her newborn who flee an epic flood. "What would it be like if there was an environmental crisis ... in London," she asks, "and where would people go?"

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Japan Has Half Of Asia's Golf Courses, But The Game's Popularity There Is Flagging

Thursday, November 16, 2017

In the 1980s, Japan built thousands of golf courses and the game became baked into its business culture. Those days are over. Golf participation in Japan has dropped by 40 percent since 1996.

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Why Some Survivors Of Sexual Harassment And Assault Wait To Tell Their Stories

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has questioned why it took decades for women to come forward and accuse him of sexual misconduct, and it's not the first time women have gotten that reaction.

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'Comfort Woman' Memorial Statues, A Thorn In Japan's Side, Now Sit On Korean Buses

Monday, November 13, 2017

Statues symbolizing the World War II sex slaves abused by Japanese soldiers have appeared this year on Korean city buses — including on a bus line whose doors open right in front of Japan's embassy.

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South Korea's Far-Right Gives Trump The Warmest Welcome

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

As President Trump arrived in Seoul, demonstrators with the American flag and "The Star-Spangled Banner" greeted him. The demonstrators are from Korea's far-right, and they love America.

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Families Of Japanese Abducted By North Korea Hope For Help From Trump

Monday, November 06, 2017

In Tokyo, Trump met relatives of Japanese citizens taken by North Korea in the 1970s. A handful have been freed over the years, but families are divided over the best way to gain release of the rest.

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Japan's Prime Minister Isn't Popular, But His Coalition Won A Supermajority

Monday, October 23, 2017

Despite lukewarm support as a leader, Shinzo Abe's ruling party handily defeated upstart opponents in a snap general election on Sunday.

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Tokyo Governor Hopes Her New 'Party Of Hope' Will Shake Up Japanese Politics

Friday, October 20, 2017

Yuriko Koike, the best known woman in Japanese politics, started a new party ahead of Sunday's snap election for parliament. But it's having trouble distinguishing itself from the ruling party.

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Armed With NASA Data, South Korea Confronts Its Choking Smog

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The U.S. space agency and the South Korean government teamed up for the most ambitious study of Korean air quality to date and found the majority of the toxic air is homegrown, and not from neighbors.

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North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan

Thursday, September 14, 2017

South Korean and Japanese officials say the latest missile flew over Hokkaido and fell into the ocean, and the South Korean military conducted a live-fire ballistic missile drill in response.

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In Hokkaido, Being In North Korea's Missile Flight Path Means Cold War-Era Drills

Friday, September 08, 2017

Last week, a North Korean missile flew over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. Normally a peaceful place known for its ski resorts, its residents are rethinking the threat.

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News Brief: North Korean Nukes, Trump's Response, Harvey's Toxic Effects

Monday, September 04, 2017

North Korea claimed to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, which would be a big development in the country's nuclear program. Also, we have the latest on the U.S. response.

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World Leaders Condemn North Korean Nuclear Test

Monday, September 04, 2017

North Korea conducted its sixth test of a nuclear weapon on Sunday, and the world reacted with condemnation. North Korea claims to have tested a hydrogen bomb.

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North Korea Claims Successful Hydrogen Bomb Test

Sunday, September 03, 2017

In its sixth nuclear test, North Korea said it was "successful" in loading a hydrogen bomb onto an intercontinental ballistic missile. President Trump is set to meet with his national security team.

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