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:

Osaka quake highlights dangers posed by concrete-block walls

Jun 19, 2018

Osaka quake highlights dangers posed by concrete-block walls

The death on Monday of a 9-year-old girl in Osaka Prefecture highlights the potential dangers of violating building codes and of concrete-block walls, which can turn lethal when major earthquakes strike. Following the incident in the city of Takatsuki, in which a 40-meter-long wall surrounding ...

Caution urged as Okinawa measles outbreak spreads

| May 7, 2018

Caution urged as Okinawa measles outbreak spreads

Measles cases are spreading in Okinawa, with the reported number of patients exceeding 90 in just over a month, prompting the prefecture last month to warn that visiting the resort islands may be not advisable for infants and pregnant women. The measles outbreak is believed ...