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:

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 ...

Japan seeing brisk sales in Trump masks, translated books

Nov 11, 2016

Japan seeing brisk sales in Trump masks, translated books

Donald Trump’s triumph in Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election has turned books and masks related to the real estate tycoon into the hottest-selling items in Japan. Rubber mask maker Ogawa Studios Inc. said Friday it received around 1,600 orders for its Trump mask in just ...

Oct 21, 2016

Japan still a developing nation in tourism: JTA chief

Despite the visitor boom, Japan is still an “undeveloped country” when it comes to tourism, Japan Tourism Agency chief Akihiko Tamura said Friday. Inbound tourism rose around 30 percent annually from 2011 to 2015, according to agency data. But the revenue represents a mere ...