is a new Japanese exchange student
who hangs around with Betty. She is
yet another member of the cast added
in the early 2000s. She is an
excellent writer and works on the
school paper. Like Betty, her dream
is to be a professional writer.
Before her introduction, Asian
people had been seen in the comics,
but never as recurring characters.
Other Asian teenagers may still
appear, but Tomoko is the most
She has a brother named Akira.