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:

Online agency seeks to streamline adoption in Japan

/ May 11, 2017

Online agency seeks to streamline adoption in Japan

From a baby expected to be born in October in Osaka Prefecture to one in Tokyo with a due date in July, information of upcoming childbirths is listed on a website run by an Osaka-based nonprofit adoption agency urging prospective parents-to-be to register online. Named ...

Prewar bayonetting martial art makes return to schools

| Apr 24, 2017

Prewar bayonetting martial art makes return to schools

A little-known Japanese martial art called jukendo came under the spotlight recently after it was stipulated in the revised junior high school curriculum guidelines for the first time as one of nine martial arts schools can choose to teach students. Due to its historical background ...

JAL and ANA say overbooking violence would never happen in Japan

Apr 12, 2017

JAL and ANA say overbooking violence would never happen in Japan

The violent video of a passenger being forcibly removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight on Sunday has gone viral around the world, including in Japan, sparking outcry and concern that a similar incident could happen here. But Japanese airline officials on Wednesday dismissed suggestions ...