Yaeko Nishimiya is the mother of Shoko Nishimiya and Yuzuru Nishimiya. She is a single mom. Her husband, Mr. Nishimiya, divorced her when it was found out that Shoko was as deaf/mute child. He did not want the responsibility of raising such a child, and left that duty to Yaeko. As of the time of the movie, she has not remarried.