Kazuaki Nagata

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

Japan's latest big thing: 'virtual YouTubers'

| Jul 17, 2018

Japan's latest big thing: 'virtual YouTubers'

YouTube erected a platform where commoners could climb the ladder to stardom. Now, the video-sharing giant is seeing another wave of new talent diving into a glittering entertainment scene. They aren't exactly human, though. These entertainers are called "virtual YouTubers," or "VTubers," and are represented by digital ...

Japan Display looks to road ahead with automotive displays

Jun 18, 2018

Japan Display looks to road ahead with automotive displays

Japan Display Inc. has been on a rough road for the past four business years, during which the Tokyo-based display manufacturing giant has faced an uphill battle in smartphone panel markets and ended each year with a net loss. Last year was especially devastating, with ...