Kazuaki Nagata

For Kazuaki Nagata's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

METI hopes 'Wonder 500' will catch on overseas

Aug 27, 2015

METI hopes 'Wonder 500' will catch on overseas

The industry ministry Thursday unveiled 500 undiscovered fine goods from rural areas that they will target for overseas promotion. Japan’s regional areas have many specialities created by small firms that have the potential to become popular overseas. But it is difficult for them to ...

Gundam-shaped tofu to go on sale Friday

Aug 20, 2015

Gundam-shaped tofu to go on sale Friday

Sagamiya Foods Co., known for producing Gundam robot-shaped tofu, will put the latest of its unusual tofu series on store shelves Friday. About two years after the last Gundam tofu hit the market, the Gunma Prefecture-based tofu-maker on Thursday unveiled its new tofu whose ...

Seiko CEO eyes premium watch market in a bid to bolster brand

Aug 12, 2015

Seiko CEO eyes premium watch market in a bid to bolster brand

With the opening of premium boutiques in key foreign cities including Tokyo, Seiko Watch Corp. is hoping to bolster its brand image to sell more high-priced products, the firm’s president said. “Seiko Watch can grow overseas more and more,” with a specific focus on ...