Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Myanmar’s Corporate Campaign

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It’s been a busy week for U.S. businesses exploring opportunities in Myanmar. Executives joined a pair of senior U.S. officials in a trip to the emerging southeast Asian nation. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Protests Growing Over Nuclear Power in Japan

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The issue of nuclear power is sparking more protests in Japan. Tens of thousands of demonstrators started the week with a rally in Tokyo. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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India's Gender Challenge

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The Census Bureau says Hawaii is consistently among the states with the lowest divorce rates in the nation. While true love may play a role in marriages here, a village in northern Indian is trying quite a different approach. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Asia’s Economic Slowdown

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Some of Hawaii’s most important tourism markets in Asia are dealing with slowing economies. While the state’s visitor numbers still look strong, several regional countries are showing some weakness. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Jakarta’s Election Heads for Next Stage

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There’s an election to choose the leader of a major city on an island in the Pacific. Part of the political debate centers on traffic—and the potential impact of a commuter rail system. While that may sound familiar to listeners around Hawaii ... this story is based in Jakarta. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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