Honolulu mayor’s trips to Asia light on details

Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle is on his second trip to Asia in as many months, but has revealed little to the public about either trip.

Carlisle left for Taiwan and China on Saturday, and won’t return until June 20. In May, he took a trip to South Korea. Gifts to the city, approved by the City Council, covered the costs of both trips.

The public schedule his press team issued on May 14, the week he left for South Korea, did not mention that trip. The mayor’s public schedule is usually issued to reporters on Fridays, but Carlisle’s office did not release a public schedule Friday, the day before he left for China.

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