Kazuaki Nagata

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

Tourists tempted by paid, free Wi-Fi access campaigns

Jan 23, 2015

Tourists tempted by paid, free Wi-Fi access campaigns

As tourists visit Japan in increasing numbers, mobile phone operators are moving to tap the market by providing better Wi-Fi services. NTT Docomo Inc., the largest domestic operator, and Wire and Wireless Co., a part of the KDDI Corp. group, have both rolled out ...

Jan 23, 2015

Tepco suspends Fukushima No. 1 cleanup to probe fatal accidents

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has said it will suspend decommissioning work at the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 power plant until it completes safety checks related to two fatal accidents at its facilities in the prefecture this week. “The most important thing is to thoroughly ...

Robot creators say baby talk key to conversation

Jan 21, 2015

Robot creators say baby talk key to conversation

Robotics technology has evolved over the years, but systems that can hold a sophisticated conversation with a human may still be far off. Osaka-based Vstone Co. and professors at Osaka University are adopting a different approach: getting people to speak to more than one ...

Toranomon Hills complex conducts Tokyo disaster drill

Jan 16, 2015

Toranomon Hills complex conducts Tokyo disaster drill

A major commercial complex in Tokyo opened its doors to hypothetical disaster victims Friday to test its staff’s ability to handle a citywide emergency. The exercise took place at Mori Building Co.’s new Toranomon Hills complex, where commuters might seek shelter and sustenance in ...