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Ayako Mie

Ayako Mie covers Japanese politics and policies for the Japan Times. She started her career as a reporter at Tokyo Broadcasting System in 2001. In 2008, she went to journalism school at University of California, Berkeley as a Fulbright scholar. On returning to Japan in December 2010, she worked for the Washington Post as a special correspondent.

For Ayako Mie's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Uncovering the truth in the era of fake news

| Mar 31, 2017

Uncovering the truth in the era of fake news

About three years ago, Makoto Watanabe, then an investigative reporter at The Asahi Shimbun newspaper, had a "hunch," based on his experience covering the pharmaceutical industry, that an advertising agency might be paying a major news organization to write stories about certain drugs to ...

Abe renews pledge to solve territorial row with Russia

/ Feb 7, 2017

Abe renews pledge to solve territorial row with Russia

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday renewed his pledge to settle a dispute with Russia over four islands off Hokkaido despite failing two months earlier to produce any visible progress during a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At an annual event used as a ...