We are sorry to hear of the recent passing of Mari. We remember her well and enjoyed her company from the early 1980s as she, with her cat Oliver, settled into teaching in the DC area, and expanded on that to include marriage and the birth and raising of her children. We saw less of her in recent decades as we both moved in new directions and pursuits. However, in the 1980s she was a source of support on and insight into American and Japanese mutual perceptions. Her commitment to teaching and enjoyment of teaching was sincere and appreciated..