Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Rebalancing U.S. Forces in Asia

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A new report to Congress recommends military shifts that involve people and facilities in Hawaii. The Center for Strategic and International Studies sees a scenario that would add to the number of Marines in Hawaii … and could increase the number of naval vessels. But most of the report focuses on a shifting role for U.S. forces in the Asia Pacific.

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Studies Cite Healthy Asian Food

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A couple of menu items popular in Hawaii may have more health benefits than you realize. Separate studies in Asia might make you pay closer attention to lunch tomorrow. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Stalling Auto Sales in Asia

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Car dealers in Hawaii expect auto sales for this year to rise 13 % from 2011. But auto sales in Asia are another story—and it’s one that could have a broader economic impact. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Export Economies Struggling in Asia Pacific

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While Hawaii’s tourism industry is on pace for a record year, the future visitor flow from Asia depends in part on the condition of local economics. And news from the region this week has seen some cautious developments in that area. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’ Asia Minute.

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Osprey Helicopter Sparks Japanese Protests

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Some time in the next several weeks, the Navy will announce how it plans to deploy a squadron of Osprey helicopters at Kaneohe Bay. This week in Japan, a shipment of Ospreys arrived from the United States … amid a series of protests. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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