Yoko Maruyama Wong is a native of Kanazawa, Japan. She earned her M.A. in Applied Linguistics at Ohio University. Yoko has over 25 years of experience teaching and tutoring Japanese to all ages both in Japan and in the U.S. She had taught Japanese at Kent State University, Case Western Reserve University, John Carroll University, Mesa College, and Southwestern College. In her classroom, she connects content to students’ real-life experiences.
Besides teaching Japanese, Yoko enjoys writing Japanese calligraphy, gardening, hiking, and yoga.