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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Members of the Asian Languages department.
2016 ASLN department
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Students gather for weekly Japanese Table lunch.
Japanese Table 2014
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Mariko and Kimie at Lake Pepin

Mariko with Language Associate, Kimie Tago at Lake Pepin.