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:

Trump factor has Japanese students rethinking study in U.S.

Feb 24, 2017

Trump factor has Japanese students rethinking study in U.S.

While Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears to have succeeded in building cozy ties — at least for now — with U.S. President Donald Trump, the president’s controversial executive orders and remarks have made some Japanese students aspiring to study in the U.S. think twice ...

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 only ...