Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

China’s Workplace Loyalty Declining

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Recent figures show the pace of China’s economic growth is slowing. For Hawaii, that’s a concern if it affects the pace of Chinese travelers headed to the islands. But back in China, there’s another economic pressure---and this one concerns wages. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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U.S. Military Presence in Asia Pacific

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On this Memorial Day, a reminder that U.S. military personnel from Hawaii are serving overseas in Afghanistan and around the Asia Pacific. Hawaii is also home to the U.S. Pacific Command, which oversees forces covering countries from the west coast of the United States to the western border of India. In this Memorial Day Asia Minute, HPR’s Bill Dorman reports on the scope of the U.S.

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Taiwan’s Troubles Defining Women’s Roles

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Taiwan's Education Ministry has become a target of national criticism. It all started with a definition listed in the Ministry's online dictionary. HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today's Asia Minute.

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Tattoo Taboo

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Tattoos have been part of Hawaii’s culture for hundreds of years. They’re also the topic of a special exhibit starting next month at the Honolulu Museum of Art. But if you want to work for the government in Osaka, Japan, tattoos can pose a problem.

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Survey Finds Cultural Respect Helps Singapore’s Diversity

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Respect for different cultures has been a long-time characteristic of Hawaii. It turns out that’s also very important to residents of Singapore. In fact, according to a recent survey, that’s the most important factor for newcomers to keep in mind. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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