Most of the world’s macadamia nuts come from Hawaii. They’ve been grown commercially in the islands since the 1920’s, but rarely have they sparked an international incident like they did last week. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.
Honolulu’s rail system is still a couple of years away from opening its first section. But another multi-billion dollar train deal overseas is making local headlines in two countries. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
This week, the Howard Hughes Corporation won approval from regulators for a project on the site of Ward Warehouse. The company is in the process of reshaping 60 acres of Kakaako. But that’s only part of the story of how this Texas-based company came to be a major player in Honolulu real estate. From Pacific Business News, Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.
The Prime Minister of Japan says he wants to boost the role of women in his country’s workforce. It’s a theme that Shinzo Abe spoke about in his campaign, and now he’s coming out with some policy specifics. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.