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:

Modern Japanese men dogged by stoic salaryman stereotype

Dec 27, 2016

Modern Japanese men dogged by stoic salaryman stereotype

During the Showa Era (1926-1989), men were the mainstay of families, working for 40 or so years until retirement to better the lives of their wives and children. They were expected to be tough, stoic and competitive. Such masculine norms may sound increasingly outdated ...

Japan's 15-year-olds perform well in PISA global academic survey

Dec 6, 2016

Japan's 15-year-olds perform well in PISA global academic survey

Japanese 15-year-olds continued to rank high among their international peers in science and mathematics, according to a global academic assessment released Tuesday by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. In the latest Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, conducted in 2015, Japanese ...

Japanese students shine in English-language newspaper contest

Nov 30, 2016

Japanese students shine in English-language newspaper contest

A group of students from Soka Senior High School in Tokyo won the English Paper Champion Prize this week for their English-language newspaper featuring articles on world peace, human rights and nuclear disarmament. The first installment of the All Japan Junior and Senior High ...