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Ayako Mie

Ayako Mie covers Japanese politics and policies for the Japan Times. She started her career as a reporter at Tokyo Broadcasting System in 2001. In 2008, she went to journalism school at University of California, Berkeley as a Fulbright scholar. On returning to Japan in December 2010, she worked for the Washington Post as a special correspondent.

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Big temblors no surprise to experts

Apr 16, 2016

Big temblors no surprise to experts

Some seismologists said they were not surprised by the disaster, saying evidence suggested the writing was on the wall, although they didn’t know exactly when it would happen.