Elise Hu

Elise Hu appears in the following:

Pence Begins Asia Trip In Japan

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Vice President Pence is in Tokyo on his way to the Olympics in South Korea. This comes as the threat of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs remains a top priority for the U.S. and its allies.

Comment

Why The Pyeongchang Olympics Are Also A Tech Showcase For South Korea

Monday, February 05, 2018

The Winter Olympics in South Korea offer a chance for the already technologically advanced country to show off its latest robot creations.

Comment

In Seoul, A Plastic Surgery Capital, Residents Frown On Ads For Cosmetic Procedure

Monday, February 05, 2018

South Korea has the world's highest per capita rate of plastic surgery procedures. But growing pushback against ads touting facial fix-ups has prompted Seoul's public transport system to ban the ads.

Comment

Pence To Travel To South Korea To See Start Of The Olympics

Monday, February 05, 2018

The backdrop of the Winter Olympics will include some geopolitical jockeying. North and South Korea will continue to talk, while Vice President Pence attends the Olympics opening ceremony.

Comment

Fire Rips Through South Korean Hospital, Killing Dozens Of Patients

Friday, January 26, 2018

The blaze broke out in an emergency room in the southeastern town of Miryang. Many of the fatalities were elderly patients and at least one doctor and two nursing staff were also killed.

Comment

In South Korea, A Backlash Against Olympics Cooperation With The North

Monday, January 22, 2018

"We oppose, we oppose, we oppose," shouted protesters as North Korea's advance team arrived. Thousands signed petitions against a joint women's hockey team. The president's approval rating has fallen.

Comment

North Korea's Olympic Hopefuls Include A Pair Of Figure Skaters

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Pair skaters Ryom Tae Ok, 18, and Kim Ju Sik, 25, qualified last year for the Winter Games. They'll learn this weekend whether they'll compete in Pyeongchang.

Comment

North And South Korea Find Common Ground For Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

North and South Korea will form a unified woman's hockey team and will march together in the opening ceremony at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Comment

North And South Korea Reach Breakthroughs In First High-Level Talks In 2 Years

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The two sides announced further dialogue to ease tension between them, but the North still insists any talk of nuclear weapons is off the table.

Comment

At Korea Talks, Pyongyang Agrees To Send Athletes To Winter Olympics

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

North and South Korea talked Tuesday for the first time in 2 years. Seoul hopes more dialogue might lead to a fresh round of meetings between families divided by the peninsula's decades-old standoff.

Comment

North And South Korea Plan First Talks In 2 Years

Thursday, January 04, 2018

South Korea says they will discuss North Korea's participation in February's Olympics — a sign of easing tensions after the North Korean leader announced he has a nuclear button on his desk.

Comment

North Korea Responsible For 'WannaCry' Ransomware Attack, U.S. Says

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert writes that after careful investigation, the U.S. is sure that Pyongyang carried out the attack in May.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

'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?"

Comment

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.

Comment