Summary: chief editor of the Tokyo-based Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co. Ltd. that had made large contributions to the introduction of foreign children's books to Japanese children who was among one of more than 67 Japanese tourists reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while she was on a holiday along with her German-born boyfriend Cornelius Retting at a beachfront resort in Thailand.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Born: January 5, 1959
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Khao Lak, Thailand