The United States is selling half a billion dollars of helicopters to Indonesia. News of that deal comes as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel continues his travels in Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
It’s still not clear whether or not the legislature will hold a special session to consider gay marriage in Hawaii. But in Singapore, the issue of gay rights is being discussed on a much more basic level. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
It’s been a strong year so far for car sales in Hawaii. The Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association says new vehicle sales are up more than 13% in the first half of the year compared to a year ago. While Japanese cars remain the market leaders here in Hawaii, a car made in India is making some headlines overseas. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Part of Hawaii’s energy future may include natural gas. The idea is still under debate, and the outcome is far from clear. Meanwhile, natural gas deposits off the coast of Africa are drawing interest—and investment—from several Asian countries. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.