Danny Lee
For Danny Lee's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Passengers wait at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport after Lebanon closed its airspace to all flights on Sunday following an attack by Iran on Israel.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 15, 2024
Airlines confront new Iran-Israel risks as disruption grows
Several Middle Eastern countries temporarily closed their airspace as Iran launched drones and missiles.
A relative of a missing passenger on MH370, in Beijing on the one year anniversary of the aircraft's disappearance.
Feb 23, 2024
A decade after MH370, planes still at risk of vanishing off the map
An industrywide push to eliminate the chances of a similar case has been stymied by bureaucracy and financial pressure.
BYD exhibits its cars ahead of the Munich Motor Show in September.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 27, 2023
China's BYD set to overtake Tesla as world’s most popular EV maker
Its ascent will be both a symbolic turning point for the market and further confirmation of the growing Chinese clout in the global automotive sector.
An illustration of one of Japan Airlines' future flagship long-haul Airbus SE A350-1000 jets
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 3, 2023
Japan Airlines revamps first class with luxury double-bed suites
The firm is calculating that a premium-heavy configuration on its future planes will help deliver greater profitability.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on  Sept. 13.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 28, 2023
Mystery Russian plane in Pyongyang stokes concerns of arms deals
Data from FlightRadar24 indicates the plane returned to Russia on Thursday after having been on the ground in North Korea for about two days.
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2023
As 'Detroit of Asia,' Thailand targets battery-makers to stay ahead in EV race
Long established as an auto hub, Thailand is determined to keep its grip on the economically crucial industry as the pivot to electric vehicles gathers pace.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2023
Tesla and BYD post record sales on demand for electric vehicles
Elon Musk’s vow to chase volume by cutting prices seems to have worked, but BYD still dominates the Chinese market with fresher lineup and increasingly global ambitions.
Japan Times
Jun 4, 2023
Airlines bask in sky-high summer fares while airports stay stuck
Soaring ticket prices are lining the pockets of the world’s biggest airlines. But as the industry takes off, airports say they’ve been forgotten at the gate.
Japan Times
May 28, 2023
China jet to rival Airbus and Boeing makes first commercial flight
The manufacturer hopes to disrupt the dominance of Boeing and Airbus, but the C919 remains certified to fly within China only.
Japan Times
Jun 7, 2022
Shanghai trucking shortage gradually eases but hurdles remain
Traffic into the city is picking up, with some logistics experts seeing activity returning to about 80% of levels seen before Shanghai's COVID-19 lockdowns.
Japan Times
Feb 28, 2022
Asian airlines spared from Russia-Europe airspace closures
Russia makes up about one-eighth of the world's landmass and spans across much of northern Europe and Asia, making it difficult for airlines to avoid on many intercontinental routes.


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