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:

State-backed scholarship program to open doors to university

| Feb 6, 2017

State-backed scholarship program to open doors to university

The government will soon launch the first state-backed scholarships in an effort to make universities more accessible as more students face financial difficulties to pursue higher education. The move is considered a big step forward in a country where the government has to date ...

Ministry disciplines seven bureaucrats over 'amakudari' corruption scandal

Jan 20, 2017

Ministry disciplines seven bureaucrats over 'amakudari' corruption scandal

The education ministry took disciplinary action Friday against seven senior bureaucrats over their involvement in illegally negotiating to secure their colleague a post-retirement university job. According to a report issued by the Cabinet Office’s re-employment oversight committee, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science ...