Mariko is a 5th generation musician, who was educated in the Adventist school system from Elementary to High-school in Japan. She graduated from Kobe College with a double major in pipe organ performance and music education, with additional postgraduate training in pipe organ performance. She has years of teaching/conducting and piano/organ performance experiences in Japan and America. She taught at Hiroshima Academy, Saniku Gakuin college, performance at Tokyo Yomiuri Hall, Walla Walla University and many other churches and schools.
She is the wife of one husband, mother of three daughters and son(daughter’s husband), grandma of one grandson.
Her current responsibilities are leading the Weimar University chamber orchestra and teaching piano/organ lessons. She participates in the Newstart Lifestyle Program and Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program music therapist. She currently holds the position of Minister of Music at Weimar University Church.