Asia and world seek different paths to exit coronavirus crisis

Asia and world seek different paths to exit coronavirus crisis

TOKYO — Japan, its Asian neighbors, European countries and the U.S. are all looking to carve their own unique paths toward the same destination — an exit from the coronavirus crisis that has hammered their economies. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on...
Coronavirus pandemic pushes US and China into new Cold War

Coronavirus pandemic pushes US and China into new Cold War

TOKYO — While the U.S.-China relationship has become more toxic than ever since their dramatic rapprochement in the 1970s, the two have so far managed to avert a bigger blowup but the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the possibility for a further deterioration...
China to US airfreight prices spike as coronavirus hits

China to US airfreight prices spike as coronavirus hits

TOKYO/BANGKOK — Air and sea cargo fares have surged due to the coronavirus pandemic, with airfreight prices from Shanghai to U.S. and Europe quadrupling since the outbreak started.  Aviation companies have massively cut back on air cargo operations, as passenger...
Tokyo university startup develops coronavirus-catching fabric

Tokyo university startup develops coronavirus-catching fabric

MATSUYAMA, Japan — Zetta, a spinout from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, also known as Tokyo Tech, has developed a nonwoven nanofiber material that can be washed repeatedly without losing its ability to protect the wearer from viruses. The startup, based in...