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When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Chinese officials this weekend, North Korea was at the top of the agenda. There are a series of other issues when it comes to U.S. China relations. And that includes a high-profile business relationship that is continuing to evolve. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Rex Tillerson is in the midst of his first trip to Asia as Secretary of State. His travels include Japan, South Korea and China—but one development he’ll face comes from Washington. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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The king of Saudi Arabia is in Asia this week. In fact he's traveling in the region for an entire month. He's already spent time in Malaysia and Indonesia and will later head to Japan and China. Why the extensive travels? HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today's Asia Minute.

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One of the first actions Donald Trump took as President was to pull the United States out of the Trans Pacific Partnership. The move was widely expected, but for a number of countries in Asia, there is an alternate multi-lateral trade deal that is waiting; one put together by China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Jasmine Takanikos
Jasmine Takanikos

Today, everyone who uses social media is, in effect, creating an image and a brand; activities that used to be the domain of advertising agencies.  The next HPR ThinkSpot with the Honolulu Museum of Art focuses on two successful entrepreneurs, jeweler Bliss Lau and branding and marketing strategist Jasmine Takanikos, who will share tips on centering your brand, as an entrepreneur or as an individual.

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 A potentially game changing new tool for business has been launched at the World Conservation Congress in Hawai‘i.  It’s called the Natural Capital Protocol and was tested with over fifty companies including Coca-Cola, Dow, Nestlé, and Shell.  For the first time, businesses and consumers can know the true costs of production.  

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

No Deal for NextEra

Late Friday afternoon, Hawai‘i’s Public Utilities Commission rejected the proposed merger between NextEra and the Hawaiian Electric Companies.

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Prince Roy / Flickr

(As you heard earlier on Morning Edition/ATC), President Obama continues his Asian travels today with another day in Vietnam. While the president’s meetings include a focus on political and security issues, trade is another key topic. And it’s one that U.S. companies have been paying attention to for decades. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

23 years ago, the United States still had a trade embargo against Vietnam.

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Brett Neilson / Flickr

The President and CEO of Bishop Museum has resigned from his position.  Blair Collis announced his resignation today, ending a five year run in the museum’s top seat.

A news release did not say why he is resigning, but it quoted Collis as saying he is pursuing new opportunities.  The museum’s board of directors has appointed Honolulu attorney Linda Lee Kuuleilani “Cissy” Farm as interim president and CEO, and the board will launch a national search for a permanent replacement.

The Conversation: Monday, April 4th, 2016

Apr 4, 2016
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Alternative Perspective on Kauai Pesticide Draft Report; Lemoande Alley's Chief Lemonhead; Tom Cridland CEO; Artist Snowden Hodges

Alternative Perspective JFF Group Draft Pesticide Use Report: Joan Conrow

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we'll dive a little deeper into the mind of an entrepreneur. We'll explore the mental health of an entrepreneur and what drives them to risk it all when the odds for success are stacked against them. 

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Isaac "AYE MIRA" Sanchez / Flickr

While China’s stock market has been volatile lately, this has been a week of big business deals involving Chinese financing.  Buy-outs involving two California companies in very different lines of business underline the growing appetite for corporate acquisitions.  There’s a multi-billion dollar cash agreement for a Hollywood production company and a much smaller deal involving  a gay dating app. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Join Howard Dicus for a look ahead at 2016 with Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerly, Outrigger head David Carrey, and real estate developer Stanford Carr. Included in the discussion will be: tourism, development, the homeless problem, and events in Japan and Europe.  

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U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr

Among the thousands of visitors on Maui this weekend will be a group of international trade negotiators. They’ll be talking about the Trans Pacific Partnership—and later next week they’ll be joined by trade ministers from around the region. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk to the winners of the latest Startup Weekend Honolulu. This fast paced event is an intense 54 hours where teams form quickly, prototypes are created, new ideas get pitched, and businesses are built. Today at 5 on HPR-2.

Double Trouble in China

Apr 13, 2015
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China’s trade figures tumbled unexpectedly last month. The surprise means that conditions in the world’s second largest economy will come under even closer scrutiny later this week. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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This week, Honolulu was named one of the top cities in the country for electric vehicles. That determination came from the electric vehicle infrastructure company ChargePoint. But according to a laboratory director in California, China is on track to overtake the United States as the top county for electric vehicles, possibly as soon as this year. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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The most popular smartphone in China is a brand that may be new to you. A new report says the company beat out Samsung, Apple, and every other smart phone maker when it comes to sales in the world’s most populous country. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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 The lunar New Year is coming up a week from Thursday. And while there will be lots of local celebrations across the islands, a couple of American beverage companies are using the occasion to try a new sales gimmick. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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  Discussions about various generations in the United States often focus on differences among Baby Boomers, members of Generation X, and Millennials.  But in Asia, researchers have coined a new term—“Generation O.” HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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  The number of visitors to Hawai‘i from South Korea has grown substantially in recent years. And Hawai‘i has been home to a significant Korean community for more than a century. In fact, the first large group of Korean immigrants to the United States landed in Hawai‘i in 1903, to work on the sugar plantations. When it comes to South Korea today, certain international attitudes are shifting. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

Jeff Portnoy steps down from MVT's board

Jul 14, 2013

Bob Sandla, sitting in for Judy Neale,  interviews Jeff Portnoy about board governance and his long career as board president at Manoa Valley Theatre.

Otto Bakes His Last Cake in Chinatown

Jul 1, 2013
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

This past Friday, a popular Chinatown bakery served its last slice of cheesecake. The owner says he's faced threats and violence from drug dealers in the neighborhood. He's decided to close up shop and relocate, for the safety of his customers and employees. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with the owner and has this report.


Otto Cake reopens in Kaimuki, 1127 12th Avenue, on July 4th.