Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Japan's Case of Plane Discrimination

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The Olympics have been over for several days now, but a few stories about the games keep trickling out. One of those stories comes from Japan---and concerns the trip home for one of the teams. HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today's Asia Minute.

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Australian Asylum Seekers May Head Offshore

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Australia’s prime minister wants to change the country’s policy when it comes to refugees arriving by boat. This has been a controversial topic for many years in Australia, and the latest plan is already under fire from some human rights groups. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Theft, Government and Guidance in India

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While Hawaii residents are still digesting the latest political news this morning, not all political developments are local. One of today’s more interesting government stories comes from India—where a casual comment from a local official has become national news. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Rice Stays Strong as Drought Hits Grain Crops

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Drought conditions across much of the country are hurting many grain crops—including corn and wheat. That means their prices are likely to head higher later this year—which would also hit food prices in general. But for Asia’s biggest grain crop, it’s a different story. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Nuclear Test Questions Linger for Marshall Islands

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Residents of the Marshall Islands may soon learn more about the nuclear tests the U.S. government conducted there more than fifty years ago. That word came from a senior State Department official who’s leading a delegation to several Pacific Islands. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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