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The problem of abandoned and derelict vehicle varies from island to island. On Oahu, the city secured two lots this summer to remove the junked cars off its city golf courses where the vehicles were being stored temporarily.

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The Prime Minister of Singapore is in the United States this week. He was at the White House yesterday announcing a multi-billion dollar purchase of Boeing airplanes by Singapore Airlines. On the same day, an announcement back home put a different focus on cars. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Pexels / Jaymantri

Housing prices across the state continue to rise. While there are monthly fluctuations, the long term trend is definitely toward higher prices. But there are some locations where the cost of real estate has spiked even more—including an Asian location that set a new record this week. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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If you’ve ever thought that cars are getting bigger in Hawai‘i while many city parking spaces are staying the same size, you are correct. But the situation is even worse in Singapore. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Flickr / Auto Show 2013

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.

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This fuel can power a motor vehicle, produce energy without combustion, and release pure water vapor through the exhaust pipe. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, it’s the cleanest alternative fuel technology ever---and it’s being demonstrated in Hawai’i.

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Flickr / 757Live

Auto sales continue to be strong in Hawaii—reflecting a national trend. Across the country, car sales were up 9% last month compared to a year ago. When it comes to future sales, more automakers are looking at a particular country in Southeast Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Many businesses and governments are focused on the economic rise of the Asia Pacific region. So when a company announces it’s scaling back a regional presence, it’s a surprise. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Sustaining the sustenance of sustainability

Buffy Cushman-Patz is the leader of the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability AKA SEEQS. In 2010, she was awarded the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship. She has taught math and science in public, charter, and independent schools in Hawai'i.

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The Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association expects another year of growth for car sales in Hawaii—forecasting a rise of 6.5% from last year. Last month, attendance was up at the auto show in Honolulu. This week, a much bigger auto show is taking place in Shanghai. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.