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:

Unclaimed remains accumulating in aging Japan

/ Jan 9, 2018

Unclaimed remains accumulating in aging Japan

The smell of mold wafted through the small underground room at a municipal-run cemetery in the city of Saitama in late November, where around 600 unclaimed urns filled the shelves. Pointing at the only vacant rack in the vault, Saitama official Satoru Shimizu said it ...