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 the ...