Kazuaki Nagata

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

Line plans smart speaker to challenge Amazon, Google

/ Jun 15, 2017

Line plans smart speaker to challenge Amazon, Google

Line Corp. said Thursday it plans to focus more on artificial intelligence, saying AI-related services will be the next big thing after the smartphone boom. "Because of the smartphone trend, Line was born and we have grown this far. But looking at five or 10 ...

Eyeing demographic shift, banks step up English services

May 18, 2017

Eyeing demographic shift, banks step up English services

When starting out in a new country, having a bank account is essential, but choosing a bank can be difficult without being familiar with banking systems or speaking the local language. For that reason, some Japanese banks are beefing up services aimed at English-speaking residents. The ...