Yeoman Tamura was a female Human Starfleet enlisted crewmember in the 23rd century. She served in the operations division aboard the USS Enterprise in 2267 under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, during the historic five-year mission.

That same year, Tamura carried a tricorder when she joined the landing party that visited Eminiar VII. During the mission, Spock asked her for a scientific survey to identify the nature of Vendikar's attack. Her confusing lack of confirmation for the attack was one clue that helped Spock realize the war between Eminiar and Vendikar existed only as a series of computer models.

Later, Spock left her in charge of Mea 3, with instructions to prevent Mea from reporting to a disintegration station, as citizens of Eminiar VII dutifully did when declared casualties. (TOS: "A Taste of Armageddon")

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Tamura was played by actress Miko Mayama.

The character's name was spelled "Tamula" in the credits, although the closed-captioned script spelled her name as "Tamura" (a typical Japanese family name). The revised final draft of the script, dated 12 December 1966, described this individual as "Yeoman Manning", a male. A prior revision, dated 7 December 1966, described the character as "Yeoman Thompson".

The novel Pawns and Symbols gave her first name as Keiko.

Although women handled phasers from time to time in The Original Series (such as Uhura, Marlena Moreau and Marla McGivers), Tamura was the only woman ever given a weapon for a security job.

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