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:

Mar 20, 2016

French innkeepers share 'minpaku' woes with Japan hoteliers

Operators of hotels and inns wary of the government’s plan to deregulate vacation rentals are saying in unison: Look at what happened in France. Known as minpaku in Japanese, paid accommodations in private homes are considered key to alleviating the lodging shortage emerging from ...

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 ...