Masaaki Kameda

Masaaki Kameda is a staff writer for The Japan Times since April 2013, covering education and the metropolitan government. He previously worked for The Japan Times ST, a weekly paper for English learners. His interests include taking photographs and exercising.

For Masaaki Kameda's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Only 7.4 percent of Japanese companies have female leader

Aug 12, 2014

Only 7.4 percent of Japanese companies have female leader

Fewer than one in 14 Japanese companies has a female president, a survey has shown, and more than half of the women inherited the role from a relative. Credit research agency Teikoku Databank examined the records of the nation’s 1,175,505 registered companies and found ...

Jul 28, 2014

Nearly a third of companies facing worker shortfall: survey

About a third of Japanese companies with at least 30 workers are facing a shortage of part-time or full-time staff, according to the results of a recent survey by Recruit Works Institute, and many employers see little hope of fixing the problem. The findings ...

Jul 28, 2014

Tokyo government seeks public input on Shinagawa development plan

The public is being invited to weigh in on the plans for developing a 630-hectare area around Shinagawa Station in Tokyo into a hub for business and international exchanges. The capital is responding to increasingly fierce competition from other Asian cities such as Singapore ...

Jul 25, 2014

Yamaha releases app that 'translates' engine sounds

First came the dog-interpretation gadget, Bowlingual. Now a Japanese company is offering humans a way to understand another nonhuman species: engines. Major motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha Motor Co. released on Wednesday the Rev Translator app, which supposedly translates engine sounds into Japanese. The company is ...