Baseball team’s virus approach offers clues for Japanese business

Baseball team’s virus approach offers clues for Japanese business

TOKYO — The Yomiuri Giants professional baseball team announced on Thursday that two players who had tested positive for the new coronavirus showed negative results after additional checks and plans to continue regular monitoring of club members even after the...
US-Japan military drills go on despite virus, with eye on China

US-Japan military drills go on despite virus, with eye on China

TOKYO — The coronavirus pandemic has not stopped the U.S. and Japan from holding joint military exercises, as the allies keep watch on China’s increasingly assertive maritime maneuvers. Two U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers and 16 F-15 and F-2 fighters from...
Asia’s lead in virus recovery not showing in stock markets

Asia’s lead in virus recovery not showing in stock markets

HONG KONG/TOKYO — Asia’s head start over the rest of the world in reopening its coronavirus-hit economies is not reflected in the region’s share indexes, with recoveries lagging those in developed markets. The MSCI gauge of Asian equities ex Japan...
Casino losses mount as virus hits Asia’s entertainment palaces

Casino losses mount as virus hits Asia’s entertainment palaces

MANILA/HONG KONG — For the last two months, Manila’s Entertainment City — where Las Vegas razzmatazz meets the coquettish glitz of the Philippines — has had all the showiness of a ghost town. Shut since mid-March to prevent the spread of the...
Singapore adds $23bn of virus relief after flagging 4-7% GDP fall

Singapore adds $23bn of virus relief after flagging 4-7% GDP fall

SINGAPORE — Singapore on Tuesday downgraded its growth projection for this year to a range of -7% to -4%, from the previous forecast of -4% to -1%, suggesting prolonged economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic despite the phased business resumption starting...