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This week the International Monetary Fund again cut its outlook for world economic growth—blaming trade tensions as one reason. But there’s one part of the economy that’s showing surprising growth in Asia—and it’s related to media.

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Your weekend plans may include watching some television — but where was your television set made? Chances are good the answer is someplace in Asia, but increasingly the details are changing. 

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Pacific Air Forces

It’s been a long-time goal for business and government to broaden Hawai'i’s economy beyond its main driver of tourism. One growth area in recent years: film and television production.  That’s true across the state—and also on Hawai'i Island.  HPR contributing reporter Sherry Bracken has more from Kona.

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Wikimedia Commons

  When movies and television shows are shot on location, they don’t always get the details right. That’s been the case with more than one project shot in Hawai‘i. But most recently this has come up with an American television show and Singapore. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Flickr / OtroMan

If you spent too much of your Labor Day weekend in front of a television, you might want to hear this next story. A medical study from Singapore finds another reason to be cautious about television time. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.