Keiichiro Otsuka

For Keiichiro Otsuka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Dreamliner strategy hit and miss for ANA

Oct 1, 2016

Dreamliner strategy hit and miss for ANA

All Nippon Airways Co. is aggressively strengthening international operations with the 787 Dreamliner, but its heavy reliance on Boeing Co.’s high-tech plane appears to be a double-edged sword. ANA adopted the Boeing 787 in 2011, becoming the first airline in the world to do ...

Console makers banking on virtual reality

| Jul 20, 2016

Console makers banking on virtual reality

Gaming console maker Sony Corp. is betting big on virtual reality, with a new headset and a slew of games set for release later this year, while rival Microsoft Corp. is also developing its own hardware to make use of the immersive technology. Shawn ...

Marriott-Starwood merger to spark turf war in Japan

May 24, 2016

Marriott-Starwood merger to spark turf war in Japan

For major Japanese hoteliers, the impending merger between Marriott International Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. signifies the opening of a cutthroat turf war with what will be the world’s largest hotel operator in their home territory. Marriott is poised to expand ...

Honda's business jet certified fit to fly by U.S. regulators

Dec 10, 2015

Honda's business jet certified fit to fly by U.S. regulators

Honda Motor Co. said Wednesday that its HondaJet has been certified as airworthy by U.S. regulators, giving the company the green light to soar into the aviation business. The approval by the Federal Aviation Administration allows Honda to start deliveries of the light business ...

Toyota unveils Prius hybrid with 10% greater fuel efficiency

Sep 9, 2015

Toyota unveils Prius hybrid with 10% greater fuel efficiency

Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled the new Prius, its leading hybrid car, in Las Vegas on Tuesday, saying it will be 10 percent more fuel-efficient than existing comparable vehicles. The fourth-generation Prius comes at a time when driver interest in the United States is shifting ...

Mitsubishi Regional Jet may debut on ANA route from Nagoya

Aug 19, 2015

Mitsubishi Regional Jet may debut on ANA route from Nagoya

ANA Holdings Inc. is considering flying the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, the nation’s first indigenously built small jet, on a domestic route to and from Chubu Centrair International Airport, a source at the airline group said Tuesday. The airport serves Nagoya city. This will be ...