Kazuaki Nagata

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

IBM selects Keio to host first quantum computing hub in Asia

/ May 17, 2018

IBM selects Keio to host first quantum computing hub in Asia

Keio University opened a research hub Thursday that can access IBM Corp.'s cutting-edge quantum computer system through the internet, with the aim of studying the possibilities of harnessing quantum computing. "Research in software development for quantum computers has barely taken place; there was no real ...

Dragon Quest VR arcade to open in Shinjuku

/ Apr 25, 2018

Dragon Quest VR arcade to open in Shinjuku

Game-lovers can wield a sword, use magic and dive into the world of another megahit game series starting Friday at the VR Zone Shinjuku in Tokyo. Ahead of the launch of Dragon Quest VR, the arcade held a preview for media Wednesday with producers touting ...

Yamato and DeNA test autonomous delivery system in Japan

/ Apr 24, 2018

Yamato and DeNA test autonomous delivery system in Japan

On Tuesday, Yamato Transport Co. and DeNA Co. tested an autonomous vehicle delivery service to gauge the potential of self-driving technology in the field of logistics. The two Tokyo-based companies conducted the experiment in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, in which an electric car navigated through a ...

Unregulated ICOs threaten funding source for startups

Mar 29, 2018

Unregulated ICOs threaten funding source for startups

The rising cryptocurrency boom has sparked a fundraising scheme called initial coin offerings that have become a money-pumping machine for startups but also have a problematic reputation. Masahiro Yasu, 29, chief executive officer of Tokyo-based startup Alis Co., experienced the power of the ICO when ...