Japan’s just privatized airports grounded from the get-go

Japan’s just privatized airports grounded from the get-go

SAPPORO, Japan — For rural Japan, privatization of local airports was supposed to be the magic formula to bring in tourists from around the world, revitalizing regions that had lost growth momentum to an aging and shrinking population.  A steady flow of inbound...
Japan’s just privatized airports grounded from the get-go

Japan’s newly privatized airports grounded from the get-go

SAPPORO, Japan — For rural Japan, privatization of local airports was supposed to be the magic formula to bring in tourists from around the world, revitalizing regions that had lost growth momentum to an aging and shrinking population.  A steady flow of inbound...
Kim Jong Un intelligence shared with Seoul and Tokyo: US official

Kim Jong Un intelligence shared with Seoul and Tokyo: US official

WASHINGTON — The U.S. has been sharing information with Japan and South Korea on the recent disappearance of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from public view, a senior U.S. State Department official said Tuesday. “Anytime there are issues on the [Korean]...
China’s heavy-lift rocket launch boosts space station ambitions

China’s heavy-lift rocket launch boosts space station ambitions

BEIJING — China successfully launched one of its most powerful rockets to date Tuesday, an accomplishment state media heralded as a significant step toward orbiting a full-scale space station around 2022, a goal set by President Xi Jinping. The heavy-lift Long...
Japan’s shipbuilders jump at prospect of first hospital ship

Japan’s shipbuilders jump at prospect of first hospital ship

TOKYO — Japan’s major shipbuilders have been maneuvering behind the scenes to win a contract to build the country’s first hospital ship as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to create a shortage of patient beds on land. Japan inched closer...