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    It’s been almost two and a half months since Honolulu banned single-use plastic bags and plastic utensils. This month, Japan’s legislature took a step in the same direction. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in Thursday’s Asia Minute.
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    President Biden has set a target date of July 4th for 70-percent of adults to be vaccinated with a single COVID-19 shot. While that goal may or may not be reached, in the Asia Pacific there’s a similar target—but with a later date. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in Wednesday’s Asia Minute.