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Maaya Takeda and Phillip Johnson were married February 14th, 2017, in Tokyo, Japan. A wedding reception was held in Fargo on September 2nd, 2017.

Parents of the bride are Kimi and Nobuichiro Takeda of Osaka, Japan.

Parents of the groom are Gayle and Dan Johnson of Moorhead, Minnesota.

Maaya received her degree in English literature from Kobe College and is employed in Tokyo by Desigual, a Spanish clothing company.

Phillip graduated from MSUMoorhead with a major in English and a minor in East Asian Studies. He received an education masters degree and TOEFL certification from Framingham University. He teaches English at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo.