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:

Murayama warns of 'crisis' over security bills

Jul 29, 2015

Murayama warns of 'crisis' over security bills

Former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama said Wednesday “a sense of crisis” drove him to join protesters outside the Diet who were rallying against legislation that would overhaul the country’s security policies. Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, the 91-year-old expressed concern about ...

Jul 13, 2015

Two new Tokyo subway lines being planned

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has proposed building two new subway lines from central Tokyo, one to Shinagawa and the other to the waterfront districts of Harumi, Toyosu and Ariake. The plan — affecting two areas that are already earmarked for major development projects — ...

Law gets serious about cycling safety

| Jun 29, 2015

Law gets serious about cycling safety

Bicycle use is growing along with greater public awareness of health and environmental issues, with cities around the country beginning to rent them out to visitors who are eager to tour Japan on the cheap. But this has triggered a rise in fatal accidents ...