Mizuho Aoki, The Japan Times

Mizuho Aoki

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Past articles by Mizuho:

Goichiro Toyoda taps technology in bid to save Japan's health care system

Goichiro Toyoda, 34, has an impressive resume. A graduate of the prestigious University of Tokyo faculty of medicine, Toyoda worked as a brain surgeon in T → Read More

Wild boar carcasses found in Gifu dull prospects for declaring containment of swine fever

An outbreak of swine fever on a farm in Gifu Prefecture earlier this month seemed to come to an end after the culling of hundreds of pigs and the disinfect → Read More

Tokyo Medical University scandal just reaffirmed what many female doctors already knew: the bar was higher for them

The admissions scandal whereby Tokyo Medical University admitted to manipulating females' entrance exams did not come as a surprise for many women doctors, → Read More

Hiroshima hibakusha recounts experience to American university students

The U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are extensively taught at schools in Japan and abroad, but many rarely have a chance to hear survivors' → Read More

Women's university in Japan officially announces new policy to start accepting transgender students from 2020

In what is believed to be a first in Japan, a prestigious national women's university officially announced Tuesday its new policy to open doors from 2020 t → Read More

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, whic → Read More

Travelers without insurance cause headaches for Japan's hospitals

Are you insured? As Japan sees a record-breaking number of foreign visitors, a major hospital near Narita airport is struggling to deal with an increasing → Read More

Panasonic employee drives innovation by connecting young, enterprising new entrants to Japan's workforce

It's often difficult for people to maintain the enterprising spirit they had when they first entered the workplace, fresh out of university. Especially in → Read More

City in Saitama Prefecture to tap into new revenue source with manhole cover ads

As the costs of operating its municipal sewer system rise, a city in Saitama Prefecture is hoping to cash in on the growing popularity of manhole cover des → Read More

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 → Read More

Japan to screen departing foreign flyers with facial recognition tech to shorten arrival process

Automated gates equipped with the technology will screen departing foreign nationals at major airports from fiscal 2019 in a bid to speed up the immigration process. → Read More

Me Too rises in Japan as sexually harassed journalists speak out

Women journalists in Japan join the growing ranks of the Me Too movement following allegations of sexual harassment at high levels. → Read More

Preferential visa system to be extended to foreign fourth-generation Japanese

The preferential visa program for foreign descendants of Japanese will be extended to the fourth generation this summer, the Justice Ministry says. → Read More

Organizers cancel Bangkok event to promote Fukushima fish after groups voice safety concerns

A Thai event to promote fish from Fukushima Prefecture was canceled after locals and citizens' groups raised safety concerns, despite the fact no radioacti → Read More

In shadow of nuclear disaster, Fukushima's rice farmers look to rebuild their market

For 36-year-old rice farmer Emi Kato, the first few years after the 2011 core meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant were grueling. Due to fears of r → Read More

Nara announces record number of deer bites as tourists flood in

Famed wild deer in the city of Nara appear to be growing increasingly frustrated with tourists who make them wait to munch on crackers while trying to frame the perfect photo. → Read More

Kojien dictionary definition for 'LGBT' criticized for inaccuracy by advocates

The publisher of Kojien, the nation's most authoritative dictionary, has drawn complaints from advocates for sexual minorities for incorrectly defining the → Read More

Cybozu chief Yoshihisa Aono leads suit against Japanese government for right to use premarital names

The president of a major software firm and three others sued the central government on Tuesday seeking a change to the Family Register Law that would give → Read More

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 → Read More

Japan set to bank ¥40 billion per year for tourism sector with new departure tax

From January 2019 Japan is set to impose a ¥1,000 tax on everyone departing the country, to secure funding for tourism infrastructure and promotion am → Read More