Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Solar Troubles in Asia

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Hawaii gets a greater percentage of its electricity from solar power than any other state.That’s according to the annual report of the trade group the Solar Energy Industries Association. But some solar suppliers in Asia are facing a new round of trouble. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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China's Iceland Play

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China has signed a new trade deal. This one involves a European country, and an energy source that’s familiar to people here in Hawaii. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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India's Evolving Smart Phone World

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The world of mobile phones sometimes seems to come down to a pair of giant manufacturers. But in parts of Asia, the story goes beyond Apple versus Samsung. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Economics Still Moving Faster than Politics Across the Strait of Taiwan

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It’s been a week of quiet developments in the relationship between China and Taiwan. Trade and investment ties between the two economies have grown dramatically in recent years. But political relations are still evolving. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Japan’s Prehistoric Nabemono

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Some people may think of Japan as the land of sushi. But new research shows that the desire to cook fish played a big role in another Japanese tradition. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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