Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Nuclear Power Returns to Japan

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Nuclear power is coming back to Japan. All of the country’s nuclear facilities have been offline since early May, but that will soon be changing. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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The Case of Singapore’s Sticker Lady

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The streets of Singapore are alive with controversy this week. Depending on your perspective, it’s a case about art and freedom of expression or vandalism and property damage. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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China Reacts to Navy Exercises Off Korea

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Later this month, Hawaii will host the largest naval exercises in the world. The semi-annual Rim of the Pacific exercises start June 29 and go through August 3. Before they get underway, other naval drills are getting attention in Asia. HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today's Asia Minute.

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Asian Markets a Tough Match for Soccer Giant

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Soccer is a popular sport for young people in Hawaii, but professional soccer has never really caught on in the same way as football or basketball. It’s the same story on the mainland. Professional soccer’s homeland is Europe, and it’s growing in popularity in Asia. But not when it comes to the business of soccer. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Choosing China’s First Woman Astronaut

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China’s next space launch may take place as soon as this week. The government has announced plans to launch a three-person crew to dock with an orbiting space module. And one of those crew members may be China’s first female astronaut. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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