|Birth name||Tokiko Kato (加藤 登紀子, Katō Tokiko)|
|Born||December 27, 1943|
|Genres||Chanson, pop, Kayōkyoku, new wave, folk|
|Labels|| Polydor Records |
Universal Music Group
Tokiko Kato (加藤 登紀子, Katō Tokiko, born December 27, 1943) is a Japanese singer, composer, lyricist, actress and activist.
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While being held hostage by hijackers on All Nippon Airways Flight 857, Kato used her cell phone to keep in contact with police during the hijacking.
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