Kazuaki Nagata

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

Jul 20, 2016

DeNA, Yamato Transport to test self-driving delivery service

DeNA Co. and Yamato Transport Co. announced Wednesday they plan to start trials on a delivery service that will utilize self-driving vehicles. The two firms aim to start testing what they envision turning into an on-demand delivery service in March 2017 in special deregulated ...

'Pokemon Go' no ace in hole for Nintendo

| Jul 15, 2016

'Pokemon Go' no ace in hole for Nintendo

In just over a week, the smartphone game “Pokemon Go” has become a giant hit, turning millions of people around the world into monster hunters. Given the game’s promising start, investors are taking another look at Nintendo Co., whose value has shot up by ...

DeNA to launch driverless bus service in Chiba next month

Jul 7, 2016

DeNA to launch driverless bus service in Chiba next month

DeNA Co., best known as a mobile video game maker, said on Thursday it will launch a driverless bus service at a park in Chiba Prefecture from next month. The Tokyo-based firm said it has partnered with EasyMile S.A., a French startup that manufactures ...

Museum gives visitors a scientific take on ninja life

Jul 1, 2016

Museum gives visitors a scientific take on ninja life

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) on Friday gave reporters a preview of its new ninja exhibition, which uses historic documents, tools and interactive attractions to give visitors a more scientific idea of what it was like to be a ninja. ...

Jun 30, 2016

Outgoing Fukushima plant chief says long road still ahead

The crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has seen improvements over the past three years but it will continue to be a difficult project during its decades-long decommissioning, the outgoing chief of the plant said Thursday. Akira Ono, who headed the plant for ...