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Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman
A town in Western Japan is one step closer to re-starting a pair of nuclear reactors. The entire country has been without any nuclear power for more than a week … and government leaders are concerned about possible power shortages this summer. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
If you live in Hawaii, chances are you eat a lot of fish. In fact, the state department of agriculture says per capita seafood consumption here is nearly triple the national average. And according to a new study from China, that’s a very healthy habit.
HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Many Japanese exports are popular in Hawaii. Sales figures show Japanese cars dominate the market … and Japanese food is a local favorite. Another potential export that’s working elsewhere is a particular kind of café. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
There is new research out this morning concerning that vast patch of garbage floating in the North Pacific. Scientists have some conclusions about how fast it’s been growing—and it’s not a positive story. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Several recent car crashes on different islands have put a focus on driver safety in Hawaii. While alcohol often plays a role in traffic deaths, distracted driving can also lead to collisions and injuries. In South Korea, lawmakers are proposing a change when it comes to paying attention behind the wheel. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.