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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:

Tokyo's hydrogen mission starts now

| Jan 26, 2015

Tokyo's hydrogen mission starts now

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is setting up a ¥40 billion fund to promote the use of hydrogen energy and promote Japan’s ecological technologies ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games. The fund, according to the draft fiscal 2015 budget, is intended to cover the cost ...

Jan 13, 2015

Lecturer resigns after stripping on campus for student lover

A 55-year-old part-time computer science lecturer resigned from Taisho University in Tokyo on Thursday after being found naked in a corridor. The man had stripped amid a row with his 21-year-old lover, a student with whom he lived, a university official said. The woman ...

Autistic people find independence at unique facility in Saitama

Dec 30, 2014

Autistic people find independence at unique facility in Saitama

Due to a dearth of job opportunities in Japan for autistic people, mainly deriving from a lack of understanding toward the disorder, it is often difficult for them to lead independent lives after they attain adulthood. However, an institution in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, is ...

Kanze Nohgaku Theater moves back to Ginza

Nov 28, 2014

Kanze Nohgaku Theater moves back to Ginza

The Kanze Nohgaku Theater in Tokyo’s Shibuya district plans to close in March and reopen in Ginza in November 2016, according to the head of the country’s largest school of noh. The new theater will be located in the basement of a new complex ...