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:

All systems go for second stage of tax hike: Tanigaki

Sep 19, 2014

All systems go for second stage of tax hike: Tanigaki

Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Sadakazu Tanigaki said Friday the second stage of the consumption tax rate hike should proceed as planned next year, but said the ruling party is closely monitoring the economic situation. “The railroad (toward the hike) is already there. So what ...

Scientist weighs homecoming risks in Fukushima

Aug 17, 2014

Scientist weighs homecoming risks in Fukushima

When scientist Junko Nakanishi stepped into radiation-contaminated towns and villages in Fukushima Prefecture 10 months after the nuclear power plant meltdowns of 2011, she realized how difficult the job of decontamination would be. Surveying the thinly populated areas surrounded by hills and rice paddies, ...