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News reports from HPR's News Director, Bill Dorman
The durian may be one of the most controversial fruits in Hawaii - and across the Asia Pacific. People tend to either love it or hate it - especially its distinctive smell. But as Bill Dorman reports in today's Asia Minute, scientists now believe the fruit may have a new role.
The minimum wage has been unchanged in Hawaii for nearly four and a half years. At 7 dollars and twenty-five cents, it's the same as the federal minimum wage. But in Hong Kong, the minimum wage is a new concept. And as Bill Dorman reports in today's Asia Minute, this is the first week it takes effect.
This is the start of Japan’s traditional “golden week” of national holidays. As many businesses close for the observance, attention is turning to the upcoming summer holidays. Companies are making plans to reduce their energy use and conserve electricity. HPR’s Bill Dorman reports in today’s Asia Minute.
Hawaii residents have sent several million dollars to the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. As fund-raising efforts continue, there is news from Japan about donations coming from a very surprising source. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
If you're upset about the rising cost of gasoline and food, you're not alone. Prices at the pump and in the grocery store have been climbing in Hawaii, but in parts of Asia the situation is even worse. HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today's Asia Minute.