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:

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 ...

Top envoys meet in pursuit of Japan-Korea thaw

Jun 21, 2015

Top envoys meet in pursuit of Japan-Korea thaw

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his South Korean counterpart, Yun Byung-se, agreed Sunday to step up their efforts to set up a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Park Geun-hye “at an appropriate time.” The talks took place a day before the ...

Jun 5, 2015

Tokyo, Manila eye 'visiting forces' pact to rein in China

Visiting Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Friday that Manila and Tokyo will start discussions on signing a “visiting forces agreement” that could allow Japan to use bases there to refuel aircraft and vessels. “We will be initiating all the diplomatic requirements to come up ...