Mizuho Aoki

Mizuho Aoki is a staff writer covering local news, including the current Tokyo gubernatorial race, education and aviation-related stories. She graduated from Hitotsubashi Universty with a degree in social science.

For Mizuho Aoki's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Lower House passes security bills amid protests

Jul 16, 2015

Lower House passes security bills amid protests

Tens of thousands of angry voters in the streets. Opinion polls recording deep-seated public unease. The cause: a pair of security reform bills that will turn the nation’s retiring Self-Defense Forces into a more proactive fighting unit, and the manner in which the government ...

Shima has high hopes for long-term windfall from G-7 meet

| Jun 22, 2015

Shima has high hopes for long-term windfall from G-7 meet

Just before departing for this year’s Group of Seven summit in Germany earlier this month, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that Shima, situated at the end of a peninsula in Mie Prefecture, will be the main venue for next year’s annual gathering. The announcement ...