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:

May 20, 2015

SDF will only be deployed to 'safe' places, Abe says

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rebuffed criticism on Wednesday that the government’s contentious security legislation would put Self-Defense Forces personnel at greater risk, saying they would provide logistics support in areas that are safe. In the first one-on-one debate with opposition party leaders since last ...

Apr 28, 2015

LDP aims to revise Constitution by 2017

A key member of the Liberal Democratic Party said Tuesday he wants the party to achieve its long-held goal of revising the Constitution within the next two years, arguing the 68-year-old charter should be updated to adapt to a changing domestic and international environment. ...