Kazuaki Nagata

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

Anime group launches tourism pilgrimage inspired by Shikoku Henro

Aug 26, 2017

Anime group launches tourism pilgrimage inspired by Shikoku Henro

More than 80 cities, towns and wards have been selected as destinations in what is being dubbed the "Anime Tourism 88-Stop Pilgrimage," an anime industry association announced Saturday. The municipalities listed contain sites that were depicted in or inspired scenes for anime productions. The campaign ...

Booming cryptocurrencies fire up investment interest

Aug 20, 2017

Booming cryptocurrencies fire up investment interest

Virtual currencies have been playing an increasingly significant role in finance, with investors around the world buying the digital tokens and driving up their value dramatically. Markets in Japan are no exception. Industry insiders say cryptocurrencies will spread more widely, establishing their position as an asset ...