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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.

For Ayako Mie's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan slides to 111th in WEF gender equality rankings

/ Oct 26, 2016

Japan slides to 111th in WEF gender equality rankings

Japan’s efforts to bridge the gender divide have failed to translate into substantial change, with the nation sliding to 111th in a global inequality ranking report released Wednesday. The Global Gender Gap Report 2016, an annual benchmarking exercise by the World Economic Forum (WEF), ...

Oct 19, 2016

Business tops Abe's talks with Brazil's Temer

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Brazilian counterpart, President Michel Temer, agreed Wednesday to pursue economic cooperation in infrastructure projects, while the new Brazilian president seeks foreign investment in a bid to shore up the nation’s battered economy. The two leaders reached a deal ...

Abe-Putin summit to open door to isle row solution

| Oct 17, 2016

Abe-Putin summit to open door to isle row solution

When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in the Russian resort town of Sochi in May, they agreed on one thing: the need for a new approach to settling the dispute over four islands off Hokkaido. The islands, which the ...