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:

Kyoto group gives Afghan women literacy classes

| Dec 3, 2015

Kyoto group gives Afghan women literacy classes

Kyoto-based Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development has provided literacy education to about 2,800 women in Afghanistan over the past five years. The organization, better known as NICCO, is one of several nongovernmental organizations taking part in a reconstruction effort led by the nonprofit ...

Priest's aid effort provide eduction in rural Cambodia

| Dec 3, 2015

Priest's aid effort provide eduction in rural Cambodia

A Japanese nonprofit organization committed to helping disadvantaged Cambodian children receive an education celebrated the completion of its 19th school there in February. AMATAK, which means “eternity” in Khmer, has been building schools for children in rural Cambodia since 1995. The educational environment there ...

Nov 12, 2015

Medical bodies launch system to track laparoscopic surgeries

In response to last year’s scandal in which a number of patients died after undergoing laparoscopic liver surgery, two key medical bodies have introduced a system to track such procedures to ensure safety and transparency. The Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery and the Endoscopic ...