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:

Strict gun laws mean Japan sees fewer shooting deaths

Oct 3, 2017

Strict gun laws mean Japan sees fewer shooting deaths

The number of gun deaths in Japan totaled six in 2014, compared with 33,599 in the United States, according to GunPolicy.org, a website run by the University of Sydney. While the U.S. is dealing with the aftermath of yet another deadly attack after Sunday night's ...

Is Japan's annual student achievement test worth the cost?

| Aug 28, 2017

Is Japan's annual student achievement test worth the cost?

Japan's elementary and junior high school students have strong basic academic skills but struggle to solve complex questions, according to this year's nationwide achievement test results, which were released Monday by the education ministry. Since its launch in 2007, the test has been drawing attention ...