Elise Hu

Elise Hu appears in the following:

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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."

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

What To Expect From The White House Summit With South Korea's Leader

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

At a time of growing North Korean weapons capabilities, President Trump and Moon Jae-in will meet Thursday. "We will focus on building a foundation of friendship and trust," says Moon's spokesman.

Comment

Video: K-Pop Dance Routines Are A Workout For Body And Brain

Monday, June 26, 2017

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tries out new experiences in East Asia. In this episode from Seoul, K-pop dance steps prove too complicated for completion.

Comment

WATCH: What Makes Japan No. 1 In Toilet Technology

Friday, June 16, 2017

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tries out new experiences in East Asia. In this episode, Japanese toilets: so automated and comfortable, you might never want to leave the bathroom.

Comment

Video: That Time We Tried Pore Vacuuming In South Korea

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tests out new experiences in East Asia. In this episode: pore vacuuming, a hot trend in Korean beauty. A suction pen excavates grime from your face.

Comment

Video: Animal Cafes Are Cool, But Does A Raccoon Cafe Go Too Far?

Friday, June 02, 2017

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tests out new experiences in East Asia. In this inaugural episode, she visits a South Korean animal cafe. Things don't go as smoothly as planned.

Comment

North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile Into Waters Near Japan

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

This marks North Korea's fourth attempted launch of the year. The third failed. The last successful attempt was on March 6, when North Korea fired four missiles at the same time into the same waters.

Comment

Why Do Some South Koreans Believe A Myth That North Koreans Have Horns?

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Researchers say the belief some South Koreans hold that North Koreans — who are the same ethnicity as South Koreans — are beast-like is a product of years of propaganda and misleading education.

Comment

Ousted South Korean Leader Park Geun-hye Arrested On Corruption Charges

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The court granted prosecutors' request to hold Park, who was removed from office earlier this month. A Seoul court issued the warrant early Friday local time, hours after she appeared for questioning.

Comment

South Korean Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant For Ousted President Park Geun-hye

Sunday, March 26, 2017

If approved, the warrant would arrest Park in connection with the corruption scandal that's gripped the nation for months. But prosecutors argue that the evidence could be destroyed in the meantime.

Comment

The 'Tillerson Is Tired' Meme And Things That Happen In A News Vacuum

Monday, March 20, 2017

The secretary of state didn't cut short his South Korea stay over the weekend, but an information vacuum meant a lot of people thought he did.

Comment

Tillerson Talks Tough On North Korea During Asia Trip

Saturday, March 18, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during his visit to South Korea "all options are on the table" when it comes to dealing with North Korea. On Saturday, Tillerson met with Chinese officials.

Comment

A Long List Of Challenges Awaits Rex Tillerson In Asia

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

As the new secretary of state starts a six-day sweep through East Asia, he heads into a region full of challenges, both old and new.

Comment