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Akiko Furukawa-Laban, or Akiko Laban is the communication coordinator at Retro Studios. She has held this position since September 2003. and has been involved with all of their games, except Metroid Prime. Furukawa-Laban was inolved in the operations of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, as well as translation and administration for Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and Metroid Prime Trilogy.
Before working at Retro, Laban worked at Tokyo Electron Texas as a technical translator from 1999-2003.