Kazuaki Nagata

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

DeNA pulls eight online services amid reporting scandal

Dec 2, 2016

DeNA pulls eight online services amid reporting scandal

A company behind a health care information website under fire over inaccurate, plagiarized articles on Thursday said it had temporarily suspended operations of eight other niche online services. It emerged this week that articles on DeNA Co.’s website Welq were not properly fact-checked and ...

Slew of redevelopment projects give Ginza a face-lift

| Nov 28, 2016

Slew of redevelopment projects give Ginza a face-lift

Tokyo’s Ginza district has established itself as Japan’s shopping mecca, drawing in people from all over the world. Yet the bustling area is further evolving, with several major redevelopment projects taking place this year and beyond. But how exactly is Ginza being transformed? In ...

VR wave to leave Japan awash in business opportunities

| Nov 21, 2016

VR wave to leave Japan awash in business opportunities

New technological innovations have a tendency to create new business opportunities, and the latest craze, virtual reality, is no exception. With the debut of cutting-edge VR headsets this year, many firms from video game makers, 360-degree-video distributors, arcade operators and cellphone carriers are gearing ...

Ginza's newest shopping complex to open in April

Oct 26, 2016

Ginza's newest shopping complex to open in April

Tokyo’s Ginza district will see its newest and biggest commercial complex open next April as it seeks to attract more visitors by providing a luxurious and culture-rich experience, developers said Wednesday. With the growth of e-commerce, consumer behavior has been shifting, leaving traditional “shopping ...

Ghosn to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors

Oct 20, 2016

Ghosn to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors

Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn announced Thursday he will become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors Corp., vowing to help reform the struggling automaker. The news adds yet another leadership title to Ghosn’s resume alongside posts at Nissan and its major stakeholder Renault of France. ...

Launch of Sony PlayStation VR could be game changer for industry

Oct 13, 2016

Launch of Sony PlayStation VR could be game changer for industry

Sony Corp.’s PlayStation VR hit the stores on Thursday, capping 2016 as the year that many have called the dawn of virtual reality. Rival manufacturers Facebook-owned Oculus and Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC launched high-end VR headsets this year, the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, ...