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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:

Singer Misia explores the language of music

Music Oct 16, 2019

Singer Misia explores the language of music

Singer Misia possesses an astonishing vocal range of five octaves but equally impressive is her humanitarian work abroad. The artist, who asks to go by her stage name, has been working tirelessly on a wide range of humanitarian causes on the African continent since the ...

A messenger in name and actions

Business / Economy | TICAD 7 Special Aug 27, 2019

A messenger in name and actions

"I want people to feel happy through music," said singer Misia, who endeavors to bridge Africa and Japan through the power of music. The acclaimed singer is the honorary ambassador of The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), which will be held ...

Traditional events to welcome Year of the Dog

National Jan 2, 2018

Traditional events to welcome Year of the Dog

For many city dwellers, the beginning of the year is a time to rest the body and the soul — be it at home or at an onsen (hot spring) resort — but for others, it's a perfect time to go out and enjoy ...

Encouraging studying abroad

World | EU SPECIAL 2015 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 Meiji ...