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:

Goto gets sunset deadline extension

Jan 29, 2015

Goto gets sunset deadline extension

A new audio message purportedly from hostage Kenji Goto on Thursday morning declared that Jordan must present female prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi at the Turkish border by sunset on Thursday, or Jordanian air force pilot Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh would be executed immediately. Twitter accounts linked to ...

Jan 28, 2015

As deadline looms, Goto friends, family call for his release

Associates of Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto called for his release Wednesday, as another apparent deadline in the crisis loomed. A recording that appeared on the Internet on Tuesday night showed a haggard-looking Goto in a still image accompanied by an audio recording. In ...

Jan 26, 2015

Japan journalists press for talks with Islamic State group

A journalists’ association has called on Japan to engage in dialogue with the extremists holding Kenji Goto, a day after an image emerged appearing to show the dead body of fellow hostage Haruna Yukawa. In a statement issued Sunday in Arabic, English and Japanese, ...