MLB asks federal mediator to help with lockout

Baseball / MLB Feb 4, 2022

MLB asks federal mediator to help with lockout

Major League Baseball has asked for a federal mediator to help resolve a two-month contract dispute with the MLB Players Association, one which threatens to disrupt the start of preseason workouts. A report on the MLB website said Thursday that the league has turned to ...

MLB union threatens to block Shohei Otani posting agreement

Baseball / MLB Nov 2, 2017

MLB union threatens to block Shohei Otani posting agreement

The Major League Baseball Players Association is threatening to block a new posting agreement over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters' posting fee, the New York Post reported on Wednesday. According to the report, the union is unwilling to sign off on a new posting agreement ...

Reader Mail Dec 18, 2011

Rein in yen for shaky science

Regarding the Dec. 14 editorial, "Glimpse of hope from Durban": I can understand The Japan Times' concern for the potential effects of global warming and the role Japan might play in helping mitigate the effects. The problem is, the jury is out on whether ...

Editorials Mar 25, 2009

Protecting music copyrights

For many young people, ordinary cell-phone ring tones and alarms are monotonous and boring. So they replace those tones with chaku-uta (literally "arriving music"), or musical ring tones downloaded from the Internet. But there is a problem: A large number of these ring tones ...