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Kishi was raised in Tokyo, and attended Kagawa Nutrition University. She joined the Shufunotomo company in 1955, and started her writing career while raising her four children. She later worked for the publishing department of her alma mater and served ten years as editor-in-chief of the magazine Eiyō to Ryori (栄養と料理, Nutrition and Cooking) from 1968 to 1978.
In 1979, she created a publishing company specializing in magazines and books on cooking and nutrition.
Kishi died in Tokyo of heart failure on September 22, 2015, aged 91.
- "第１３４回 食生活ジャーナリスト 岸 朝子さん 「美味しく食べて健康長寿」(134 times Kishi Asako journalist's diet, "eating delicious healthy longevity")". Morning Sun. Chunichi Web. March 16, 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
- "OBITUARY / Asako Kishi / Cooking journalist". Yomiuri Shimbun. September 28, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
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