Hideyuki Noguchi

For Hideyuki Noguchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

New easy-to-use audio gear aimed at seniors

Business Aug 5, 2009

New easy-to-use audio gear aimed at seniors

Audio equipment has grown ever more sophisticated thanks to advances in digital technology, posing a challenge for elderly users. Manufacturers are trying to meet the needs of older people by making new audio systems and radios that employ easy-to-use digital technology. The strategy is paying off, ...

Nagano resort on slippery economic slope

National Mar 16, 2007

Nagano resort on slippery economic slope

Once among the most sought-after ski resorts, with its pristine powdered slopes peppered with trendsetters and winter sports fans, Nagano's Nozawa-Onsen Snow Resort Co. has fallen prey to the same steady economic decline that finds many rural communities scrambling with snowballing debts and searching ...