Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

A Corporate Tale of China and Japan

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A territorial dispute in the East China Sea is dividing China and Japan. While protests and politics linger, some Japanese businesses are already paying a high price. In today’s Asia Minute, HPR’s Bill Dorman has the story of one Japanese company that others are watching closely …

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Panetta’s Asian Tour Takes Place Amid Territorial Drama

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in China this morning … holding several days of talks with high-level officials. It’s part of an Asian trip that’s taking place against a dramatic backdrop of rising tensions in the region. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Hong Kong Eyes Electric Vehicles

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The Maui Electric Auto Association is celebrating “National Plug In Day” this Friday. Along with UH Maui College, the group will highlight the growing use of electric vehicles around the islands. Electric vehicles still have only a tiny portion of the market, but it’s growing. And in Asia, electric vehicles may be the future of taxi cabs in at least one major city.

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Dispute Over Islands Flares Again

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A territorial dispute involving islands in the Pacific has continued to develop all week. The latest flareup centers on Japan and China---and could start to have an impact on regional trade. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Teaching Surges as a Career in Malaysia

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There are no new developments this morning in the continuing dispute between the Hawaii State Teachers Association and Governor Abercrombie. Federal mediators are working to resolve the differences. In Chicago, teachers remain on strike. But in Malaysia, teaching is surging in popularity as a career choice. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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