Ms. Mikiko Mayakawa - Insights into Japanese Journalism

Ms. Mikiko Miyakawa is deputy editor emeritus of the Database Department in the Digital Media Bureau of The Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s best-read newspaper.

Originally from Akita Prefecture in northwestern Japan, Ms. Miyakawa majored in German studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. After graduating from the university in 1984, she studied at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota as an exchange student for one year.

In May 1986, Ms. Miyakawa joined The Yomiuri Shimbun’s Osaka head office and worked at the Liaison Department. She moved to the newspaper’s Tokyo headquarters in November 1987 and started working for The Daily Yomiuri, an English-language daily published by The Yomiuri Shimbun.

At the English-language daily, which is now called The Japan News, she worked as a reporter, editor and translator for nearly 30 years. With her keen interest in environmental and food safety issues, she covered U.N.-sponsored conferences including the climate change meeting in Kyoto in 1997 and the biodiversity meeting in Nagoya in 2010.

She moved to the Digital Media Bureau in November 2015. In her current post, she is in charge of overseas clients of Yomidas Rekishikan, a digital archive of The Yomiuri Shimbun.

Ms. Mikiko Miyakawa giving a lecture to UVU students.

Ms. Mikiko Miyakawa giving a lecture to UVU students.

Ms. Mikiko Mikazawa with Amy Barnett from the Office for Global Engagement, UVU's Japanese professors and international advisors.

Ms. Mikiko Mikazawa with Amy Barnett from the Office for Global Engagement, UVU's Japanese professors and international advisors.

Mr. Gary J. Neeleman, Honorary Consul of Brazil and his wife with Ms. Mikiko Miyakawa taking a tour of UVU Roots of Knowledge stained glass windows.

Mr. Gary J. Neeleman, Honorary Consul of Brazil and his wife with Ms. Mikiko Miyakawa taking a tour of UVU Roots of Knowledge stained glass windows.