Trump’s bid to punish China hamstrung by reelection risks

Trump’s bid to punish China hamstrung by reelection risks

WASHINGTON — The U.S. administration has stepped up consideration of economic measures against China, holding it accountable for failing to prevent the global spread of the new coronavirus.    But while multiple options are on the table, including lawsuits...
Postponed season leaves Yokohama BayStars owner stuck in bullpen

Postponed season leaves Yokohama BayStars owner stuck in bullpen

TOKYO — When times are good, owning a baseball team can be a lucrative source of cash.  Mobile game developer DeNA, owner of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars, has seen that first hand. In the fiscal year ended March 2019, sports business accounted for roughly 15% of...
Japan’s missile shield deployment scuppered by local resistance

Japan’s missile shield deployment scuppered by local resistance

TOKYO — Japan has scrapped plans to deploy the Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system at a base on the Sea of Japan coast due to heavy local opposition. Tokyo intends to install the U.S.-developed system at two locations in response to continued missile...