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Mami Maruko

Staff writer Mami Maruko writes stories about the international community in Japan, including profiles of Tokyo-based ambassadors and international marriages. She received education in Japan, England and the U.S. She graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London, with a masters degree in Theater Arts.

For Mami Maruko's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Encouraging studying abroad

| May 12, 2015

Encouraging studying abroad

With heightened interest among Japanese students and researchers aiming to study in Europe in recent years, the Delegation of the European Union to Japan will hold its fourth European Higher Education Fair 2015 from May 15 to 17. The fair will take place at ...

Rethinking, updating traditional crafts

| May 3, 2015

Rethinking, updating traditional crafts

Despite a decline in the handmade craft industry, especially with a lack of young people to pass the baton to in recent years, the Expo Milano 2015 that kicked off May 1 is a big chance for densan, or traditional Japanese handcrafted products, to ...

Fake Ergobaby carriers sold online in Japan: consumer watchdog

Mar 31, 2015

Fake Ergobaby carriers sold online in Japan: consumer watchdog

Knock-off versions of U.S. baby carrier Ergobaby have hit the Japanese online market, according to a Tokyo-based consumer watchdog dedicated to catching fake brand goods. Amid repeated reports of babies falling out of baby slings, Union des Fabricants, based in Chiyoda Ward, said of ...

Mar 13, 2015

Todai sounds plagiarism alarm with rare cheating report

In a rare move, the University of Tokyo, Komaba, locally known as Todai, has reported that one of its students plagiarized a term report using information from the Internet. It was the first time the prestigious school has openly reported a cheating student. The ...

Feb 27, 2015

Bunkyo plans measures to aid sexual minorities

Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward will consider measures relating to sexual minorities by March 2016, a ward official said, following a recent proposal by Shibuya Ward to issue certificates recognizing same-sex unions. The measures have yet to be decided, and while it remains to be seen ...