When not working Tamako is cheerful and likes to not take things too seriously. Seriousness is straining in her opinion and it is better to be friendly. That said she is still military officer and knows when the situation forbid joking around.
Tamako loves her daughter and tries to be with her as much as her duty and her daughters service in 4th fleet allows.
Daughter: Iwase Noriko, NH29 nekovalkyrja, age: 3, assigned as helmswoman within 4th fleet
Born in late YE26, Tamako was one of the first neko\'s to upgrade to NH27 bodies. She started her service as a bridge officer handling mainly communication and sensors. The then young and rather naive neko was part of 4th fleet. Making her way through service, she left combat duty and became part of command staff withing year. That proved to be more her venue, as she had more talent with logistics and administration.
Slowly she raised through ranks, became officer and generally became important officer of 4th fleet logistics. She upgraded to NH-29 body as soon as it was released. Not the most important, but important. By the YE30 she was Taii and was part of retaking Ahrbeg system. She handled logistics for that operation, which ended up as success and Mishhuvurtyar were drived out of the system.
Tamako remained with forces looking over the system and handled most of the administrative and logistics for the military force kept in it. The colony was started, though it was small at the start with no consolidated government apart from soldiers of SAoY. In YE32, more and more colonists started flooding in and colony was growing. Shinja Rika, leader of 4th fleet decided that Ahrbeg will have to found its own militia. She also decided that the system needs its own government and asked for volunteers within 4th fleet. Knowing Ahrbeg system quite well already Tamako volunteered.
Surprisingly enough, Admiral Rika accepter her and she was made acting-governor of Ahrbeg and promoted to Shosa. Tamako was happy at the time as she also inherited the local militia and all the responsibilities. It was a lot of work, but she enjoyed those times. Within a year, she stopped being acting and became really governor of Ahrbeg.
In YE34, the way senate worked was changed and every system had to choose his own senator. To Tamako's surprise, people of Ahrbeg chose her to represent her even in the senate. With pride she accepted.