The government recently announced an ambitious plan to nurture Japan’s nascent esports industry. And both gamers and business leaders alike were left with a simple question: Why? Surely right now — in this chaotic era of COVID-19 contagion and Olympic postponement — directing governmental resources at ...
For William Collis's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
In just a few short months there will be two Olympics in Tokyo, but only one has the potential to establish Japan as a leader in the next generation of sports.
Japan's shrinking population may present a hidden advantage to navigating this century's artificial intelligence revolution.
The early success of video games in Japan created market conditions that smothered e-sports.
Recognizing Japan's quality bubble is the first step to appreciating and assessing its significant value.