Asako Kishi

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Asako Kishi
Born(1923-11-22)November 22, 1923
DiedSeptember 22, 2015(2015-09-22) (aged 91)
EducationKagawa Nutrition University

Asako Kishi (岸 朝子, Kishi Asako, November 22, 1923 – September 22, 2015) was a Japanese journalist and culinary critic, best known for her role as a guest judge on Iron Chef Japan.[1][2]


Kishi was raised in Tokyo, and attended Kagawa Nutrition University. She began her writing career when she joined the Japanese monthly women's magazine Shufu no Tomo in 1955. 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. She published Sushi: A Light and Right Diet in 1986.

From 1993 to 1999, she appeared regularly as one of the judges on the original Iron Chef television program on Fuji Television.

Kishi died in Tokyo of heart failure on September 22, 2015, aged 91.[3]


  1. ^ "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. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Asako Kishi". Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  3. ^ "OBITUARY / Asako Kishi / Cooking journalist". Yomiuri Shimbun. September 28, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2015.

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