Kazuaki Nagata

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

Nov 17, 2017

Orix Corp.'s Yoshihiko Miyauchi: From salaryman to business titan

Orix Corp.'s Yoshihiko Miyauchi is a name likely to be seen on a list of well-known Japanese business leaders. But unlike other charismatic businesspeople such as Masayoshi Son, Kazuo Inamori and Hiroshi Mikitani, who are also founders of their firms, Miyauchi started his career as ...

Amazon to join rivals in Japan's emerging AI speaker market

/ Nov 8, 2017

Amazon to join rivals in Japan's emerging AI speaker market

Looking to rev up the artificial intelligence speaker trend, Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday its smart speakers will debut in Japan starting next week. Amazon is dominant in the sector overseas, and its entry into the Japan market is expected to further fuel competition. The e-commerce giant ...