Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Thailand Floods Stall Car Manufacturing

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Residents in Thailand are fighting to recover from several weeks of severe flooding. The disaster kept the Prime Minister away from the APEC meetings in Honolulu. But, they also illustrate how events in Asia can have a direct effect on those of us living in Hawaii. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Record Floods Cripple Thailand

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Much of southeast Asia is suffering from its worst floods in decades. In Thailand alone, nearly 300 people have been killed, damages have been extensive, and the danger’s not yet over. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Japanese Researchers Have New Take on Education Research

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What if you could improve your ability to learn? A research team in Japan has come up with a relatively easy way to measure the activity in your brain---and that could help students at all levels---including adults. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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A Tale from the DMV ... in Taiwan

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If you’ve ever thought about giving up on a project or a challenge, you may want to listen to this story. It’s about a man in Taiwan and his drive to succeed against powerful obstacles. HPR’s Bill Dorman has the details in today’s Asia Minute.

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China May Invest in Italian Government, Utilities

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A struggling European economy may get some help from a distant source. China’s next investment program could be centered on Italy. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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