Michelle Ye Hee Lee

Michelle Ye Hee Lee


@WashingtonPost Tokyo/Seoul bureau chief, covering Japan & the Koreas. @AAJA president. Guama Mama ?? michelle.lee@washpost.com/DM for Signal

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Refugee groups are now wondering whether Japan’s swift response to support Ukrainians could serve as a model for future humanitarian crises and conflicts. Japan, one of world’s richest countries, has the lowest asylum intake ration in the developed world.

Love this excellent story by @arelisrhdz : The growth of Dallas’s South Asian community and their obsessive love for cricket is turning North Texas into an international hub for the sport.

Alone in Washington, Arizona House Speaker RustyBowers tells world what happened as Bowers — who voted and campaigned for Trump — refused to help overturn the 2020 election. By @yvonnewingett :

The DMZ gift shop has some real gems.

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When your coffee sleeve is super cute but is also flirting with you for some reason

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The United States is now among a select few countries that have severely curtailed access to abortion in the 21st century. By ⁦ @erinmcunningham ⁩

Japan's upper house election next month poses a major gender equality test, with a record number of female candidates running in a country known for lagging behind on women's political participation.

Spent the weekend touristing in Busan and eating lots of seafood. Gamcheon Culture Village and Jagalchi fish market were definitely worth a visit.

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Nearly 1 million people watched the U.N. General Assembly online — when K-pop band @BTS_twt  took the podium.

In strongest statement thus far on Russia/sanctions, a South Korean foreign ministry official says “If Russia pushes ahead with an all-out war despite repeated warnings from the international community, our government cannot but join sanctions like export curbs against Russia.”

Harris County, the most populous county in Texas, just set a new record for voter turnout on a single day of early voting -- 109,000 ballots cast, with 2 hours left until polls close for the day, per @HarrisVotes .

Because the Yoon feminist quote in our story is getting picked up, I want to share the full answer provided to us by the campaign in response to our written questions.

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NEW: The life and love of Suncha Kim, one of the least-known victims of last month’s Atlanta shooting. In their first extended interview, her family shared Kim’s life of sacrifice and grit as a 1st generation immigrant. From me:

Bottom line: The financial impact to the American taxpayers of Trump’s refusal to concede the election is probably much higher than the $519 million that we've documented thus far. In fact, the true costs may never be known.

Trump is peppering supporters by email and text with solicitations for ‘election defense’ donations -- but a closer look at the fine print shows 60% of their donations go toward financing his new leadership PAC.

This is such a dramatic sign at the free coffee station in the press filing center. Also not inaccurate

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