Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Asian Economies Cutting Interest Rates

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Thailand has become the latest country in Asia to cut interest rates. Central banks in the region are concerned about falling exports and a slowing Chinese economy. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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New Zealand’s Naval Shift

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For the first time in nearly thirty years, a New Zealand navy ship will be docking at a U.S. naval facility. The event is scheduled to take place later this week in the Pacific, and marks a continuing evolution in military relations between the two countries. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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North Korean Hoop Dreams

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Relations with North Korea and much of the rest of the world remain strained. While there haven’t been any new developments since the country’s recent test launch of short range missiles, there are reports North Korea may try a new kind of international outreach. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Money Melon Season in Japan

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This may be Memorial Day in the United States…but in Japan it’s the beginning of melon season. And it kicked off last week with an eye-popping auction. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Summit Week for Myanmar

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Japan’s Prime Minister is in Myanmar today. The visit comes at the end of a historic week for the southeast Asian nation. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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