Web site: www.vegietokyo.com
Born in Tokyo in 1970, Hiroko Kato pursued a career in journalism
since she experienced the editor-in-chief in the school newspaper
through junior high and high schools. In Waseda University,
Hiroko was the editor-in-chief in school English paper, The
Waseda Guardian. After graduating with a degree of Political
Science, Hiroko worked as an editorial staff at LEE, a life
style magazine published by Shueisha Co., which is one of
the biggest publishing companies in Japan. Hiroko edited and
wrote all around topics including celebrities' interviews,
travels, food and health, ecology, product reviews, music
reviews, and so on.
In 1999, Hiroko became freelance and moved to the U.S. Hiroko
worked for The
Vegetarian Resource Group (Baltimore, MD), a national
non-profit organization. At VRG, Hiroko wrote articles about
vegetarianism and Japanese food culture for The Vegetarian
Journal, as well as assisted VRG's activities by attending
several exhibitions such as Natural Products Expo., and BookExpo
In the meantime, Hiroko launched the project of her book,
"SUSHI Please!" It took three years to do the research on
growing sushi movement in the U.S. and Hiroko visited more
than fifty American sushi restaurants.
In October 1999, Hiroko came back to Japan and published
her first book on convenience store food's recipes. From 2000
to 2001, Hiroko traveled around South East Asia and coordinated
to publish a couple of books on gorgeous resort hotels and
historical colonial hotels.
In 2002, Hiroko will be publishing three books including
"SUSHI Please!" Hiroko regularly contributes articles to The
Journal and other publications.