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:

Hanako, Japan's oldest elephant, dies at age 69

May 26, 2016

Hanako, Japan's oldest elephant, dies at age 69

Hanako, the oldest elephant in Japan, died Thursday afternoon at Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo, the metropolitan government said. The beloved female was 69 years old. According to the metropolitan government, Hanako was found lying on the floor of her cage at around 8:30 ...

Questions and answers: The Kumamoto earthquakes

| Apr 18, 2016

Questions and answers: The Kumamoto earthquakes

The series of huge earthquakes and aftershocks that have been rattling wide parts of Kumamoto and Oita prefectures since Thursday have raised fears that other regions in the nation might be struck by similar jolts in the near future. Here are some questions and ...