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One of the world’s biggest carmakers is staking out new territory in Southeast Asia. Toyota is stepping up its plans to produce electric vehicles in Indonesia.

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It has been less than two months since Biki – Honolulu’s bike sharing business launched. And now, a car sharing business is set to launch in Kaka‘ako by the end of the year. HPR’s Ku’uwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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d3ims / Flickr

Hawai‘i’s most popular car brand is facing pressure from the Trump administration. Toyota started the week with an earnings report that disappointed investors. But executives also talked about what they see as one of the biggest threats facing the company: U.S. trade policy. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.

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Wikipedia Commons

  The movement to raise Hawaii’s minimum wage is among several measures making it through the state legislature during the current session. The issue of wages is also under discussion elsewhere—in several states, in Congress, and in a particular case in India. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Flickr / Hugo90

  

  A tradition of nearly 70 years is coming to a close in Australia. Because of shifting economics, the country will stop producing cars. HPR’s bill dorman has more in today’s asia minute.