Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Global Rice Market May Be Shaken by Thai Subsidies

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The cost of one of Hawaii’s favorite foods is probably going up over the next few months.

As Bill Dorman reports in today’s Asia Minute, that’s mostly because of events in Asia.

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U.S. Investors See Potential in Laos

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U.S. businesses are starting to explore a new destination in Asia. It’s one of the least developed countries in the region but may also be a new frontier for opportunity. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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South Korea Addresses Type of Online Addiction

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There’s a relatively new health concern making headlines in Asia. Recent stories in South Korea and Singapore highlight the risk of spending too much time online. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Aging Coconut Trees Threaten Philippine Economy

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Three million farmers in the Philippines are facing an unusual challenge. It’s a worry about coconuts … and it could take a financial toll on the entire country. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Nanotechnology Reaches New Heights in Singapore

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The Guinness Book of World Records is always looking for the biggest, the smallest, and the fastest of just about everything. A group of scientists in southeast Asia has just broken one of the more unusual marks. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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