Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Japan's 50 Nuclear Reactors Remain Off-Line

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A town in Western Japan is one step closer to re-starting a pair of nuclear reactors. The entire country has been without any nuclear power for more than a week … and government leaders are concerned about possible power shortages this summer. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Multiple Studies Show Benefits of Eating Fish

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If you live in Hawaii, chances are you eat a lot of fish. In fact, the state department of agriculture says per capita seafood consumption here is nearly triple the national average. And according to a new study from China, that’s a very healthy habit.

HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Japan-Inspired 'Cat Cafe' Opens in Vienna

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Many Japanese exports are popular in Hawaii. Sales figures show Japanese cars dominate the market … and Japanese food is a local favorite. Another potential export that’s working elsewhere is a particular kind of café. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Ocean 'Microplastic' Changing Insect's Behavior

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There is new research out this morning concerning that vast patch of garbage floating in the North Pacific. Scientists have some conclusions about how fast it’s been growing—and it’s not a positive story. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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TV-Watching Drivers Cause 100,000+ Crashes in South Korea

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Several recent car crashes on different islands have put a focus on driver safety in Hawaii. While alcohol often plays a role in traffic deaths, distracted driving can also lead to collisions and injuries. In South Korea, lawmakers are proposing a change when it comes to paying attention behind the wheel. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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