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:

Tough kindergartens finding favor with Japanese parents

Jun 20, 2017

Tough kindergartens finding favor with Japanese parents

A day at the Buddy Sports kindergarten in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, starts with a morning run, with the children usually jogging about 3 km before class starts at 10 a.m. It’s tough, especially for younger children who aren’t yet used to the strict Buddy ...

Britons in Japan welcome U.K. election result

Jun 9, 2017

Britons in Japan welcome U.K. election result

British residents of Japan with Japanese spouses breathed a sigh of relief Friday after British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party failed to win an overall majority in the general election, leaving its hard-line policy on immigration up in the air. As part of ...