Japanese Critic Toshiko Marks Dies at 88

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Toshiko Marks

London (Jiji Press)—Japanese critic Toshiko Marks died at her home in London on Saturday at the age of 88, informed sources said.

A Tokyo native born in 1936, Marks completed her graduate studies before she started working in Britain in 1971 as a researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

She married Baron Michael Marks, grandson of the founder of British retail chain giant Marks & Spencer PLC, in 1976, but they later divorced.

She taught at a university in Britain as a lecturer and also became professor at a Japanese university. She continued writing and lecturing, traveling back and forth between the two countries.

Marks wrote many books including autobiographic work “Eikoku Kizoku ni natta Watashi,” (Becoming a British Aristocrat).