Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Japanese Companies Using Technology to Fight Drowsy Driving

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If you feel sleepy and you’re driving, you could be putting yourself and others in danger. Safety experts call it “drowsy driving”—and it’s a growing problem both here in Hawaii and around the world. Now a Japanese company has come up with some new ideas that could help. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Asian Countries Take Different Routes on Nuclear Power

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China is ending its moratorium on nuclear power. The government pulled back from nuclear energy last year, following the Japanese nuclear disaster in Fukushima. The new plans are part of China’s broader approach to energy policy. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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China's Role in U.S. Presidential Campaign

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Foreign policy was the focus of the last debate of the presidential campaign. And that meant China was a featured topic. And not surprisingly, news of the debate made the front pages across China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Yahoo's Asia Pacific Challenges

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The internet company Yahoo posted quarterly results that beat analyst’s expectations on Monday. While Yahoo’s focus is global, some of the company’s more interesting developments are taking place in Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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A Passage to India for Brooks Brothers

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The oldest clothing company in the United States is heading for the world’s largest democracy. Brooks Brothers has been cleared to start selling suits in India. It’s the latest development of an economy that’s quickly opening to foreign retailers. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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