Kazuaki Nagata

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

Noh players seek new audiences with live subtitles on tablets

Aug 11, 2016

Noh players seek new audiences with live subtitles on tablets

Tightly traditional noh drama is loosening up, with theater groups trying out tablet computers to help baffled audiences understand what’s going on. The devices show the actors’ lines and help to explain plot twists in real time. “Noh groups are trying to get more ...

Digital health care services just around corner

| Aug 7, 2016

Digital health care services just around corner

Businesses small and large are looking to cash in on the potential for smartphones and wearable devices as health care trends toward the digital age. They are especially interested in preventive medicine, an area that could ultimately help rapidly graying Japan slash its ballooning ...

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 ...