Mariko Kaga began teaching Japanese at Carleton in 1986. She completed her last term of teaching this spring during the covid-19 pandemic. She said, “I didn’t enjoy online teaching, but as usual I enjoyed teaching my students!

Please enjoy these pictures of Mariko over the years and join us in congratulating her on her retirement by adding your own pictures and stories.


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Mariko sitting along Lake Superior cove.
Mariko in her happy place on the shore of Lake Superior.
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1999 commencement with Will Matsuzaki.
1999 commencement with Will Matsuzaki.
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Mariko at her desk in LDC.