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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 tries to decode Duterte after joint U.S. patrols halted

Sep 14, 2016

Japan tries to decode Duterte after joint U.S. patrols halted

A day after the Philippine president said he plans to halt joint maritime patrols with foreign navies, Japan’s government was trying to make sense of developments, with one senior official saying Tokyo will persevere with a nuanced approach to ties. The assertion by Philippine ...

Despite dwindling momentum, Koizumi pursues anti-nuclear goals

/ Sep 7, 2016

Despite dwindling momentum, Koizumi pursues anti-nuclear goals

While Japan’s once-charged anti-nuclear movement struggles to retain its momentum five years after the 2011 Fukushima catastrophe, former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi remains doggedly determined to attain his goal of ending the country’s reliance on atomic energy. On Wednesday, he renewed his pledge to ...

Polyglot U.S.-born comic sheds cloak, dagger for shtick

Aug 26, 2016

Polyglot U.S.-born comic sheds cloak, dagger for shtick

For Reina Saiki, 28, the world is her oyster. The Ivy leaguer who studied counterterrorism and Arabic at Brown and Harvard universities had been given chances to work for the CIA and FBI. With interning experience at the Clinton Foundation and Interpol, she could ...