Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

North Korean Tensions Remain

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With news events elsewhere developing rapidly over the past week, North Korea has been pushed off the front pages of many of the world’s newspapers. But it may not stay that way. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Shanghai Auto Show Draws Thousands

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The Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association expects another year of growth for car sales in Hawaii—forecasting a rise of 6.5% from last year. Last month, attendance was up at the auto show in Honolulu. This week, a much bigger auto show is taking place in Shanghai. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Japan's Internet Political Revolution

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As Hawaii’s legislative session approaches its end, the thoughts of some are turning to politics and elections. In Japan, the next election will operate under new rules: allowing the use of the internet. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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New Class of U.S. Navy Ship Arrives in Singapore

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A new kind of U.S. naval ship has arrived in Singapore…a little over a month after stopping by Hawaii. The USS Freedom will spend the next ten months in Southeast Asia. It’s part of the Obama administration’s so-called “pivot” to Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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New Zealand Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

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The issue of same-sex marriage is still before the U.S. Supreme Court. In Hawaii, legislation to legalize gay marriage is not likely to pass this session. But in New Zealand, it’s a different story---one that HPR’s Bill Dorman has in today’s Asia Minute.

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