KATO Hiroshi

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Name
KATO Hiroshi
URL
http://www.naro.affrc.go.jp/english/index.html
Affiliation
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Section
Genetic Resources Center,NARO
Job title
Director
Degree
PhD(Tsukuba University)

Profile

In 1978 I started my rice breeder’s career at the Heterosis Breeding Laboratory of the Agriculture Research Center in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, which was under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery. Besides Ibaraki, I have also conducted rice breeding in Akita and Miyazaki Prefectures in Japan, at MARDI in Malaysia and at IRRI in the Philippines. I have bred 54 registered rice varieties, including high yield varieties like “Onari”, whole crop silage use varieties like “Leaf Star”, new-trait-rice varieties like “Milky Summer” and”, rice varieties for regular home consumption like “Akidawara. In my last position at the Mutation Breeding Institute, I have developed a new mutation breeding method with which I successfully selected several highest yield rice mutants. In my present position as Director of Genetic Resources Center, my work centers on the introduction of vegetable genetic resources from Asian countries through the cooperation with those countries.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2018
 - 
Today
Director (Head of the Center), NARO Genetic Resources Center
 
Oct 2013
 - 
Mar 2018
Head of the division, Mutation Breeding Division, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
 
Apr 2004
 - 
Sep 2013
Head of the unit, Rice Breeding Unit, NARO National Institute of Crop Science
 
Oct 2001
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Mar 2004
Division head, Crop Research Division, Miyazaki Prefecture Agricultural Research Institute
 
Feb 2000
 - 
Sep 2001
Senior Researcher, Daisen campus, Rice breeding unit, Tohoku Agricultural Research Center
 
Jan 2000
 - 
Jan 2000
Senior Researcher, Biological Resources Division, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
 
Apr 1998
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Dec 1999
Internationally recruited researcher, Plant Breeding and Genetic Division, International Rice Research Institute
 
Dec 1997
 - 
Mar 1998
Senior Researcher, Biological Resources Division, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
 
Oct 1994
 - 
Nov 1997
Researcher, Rice Breeding Division, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute
 
Aug 1994
 - 
Sep 1994
Senior Researcher, Biological Resources Division, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
 
Apr 1991
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Jul 1994
Senior Researcher, Heterosis Breeding Laboratory, National Agriculture Research Center
 
Apr 1987
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Mar 1991
Researcher, Heterosis Breeding Laboratory, National Agriculture Research Center
 

Education

 
Apr 1982
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Mar 1987
Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture, Doctoral course of Tsukuba University
 
Apr 1978
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Mar 1982
Agriculture and Forestry, Second cluster of colleges, University of Tsukuba
 
Apr 1975
 - 
Mar 1978
Sanuma prefectual high school
 
Oct 1980
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Mar 1981
Agronomy, Exchange student of University of the Philippines
 

Awards & Honors

 
Mar 2012
Biomass Production and Lodging Resistance in 'Leaf Star', a New Long-Culm Rice Forage Cultiva, Award of Superior Paper of Crop Science Society of Japan, Crop Science Society of Japan
Winner: Taiichiro Ookawa, Kenichi Yasuda, KATO Hiroshi, Makoto Sakai, Maina Seto, Kaoruko Sunaga, Takashi Motobayashi, Seisyu Tojo, Tadashi Hirasawa
 
Mar 2011
Breeding of rice varieties for whole crop silage and grain feed which cover all over Japan, Award of Japanese Society of Breeding, Japanese Society of Breeding
Winner: Kato Hiroshi et.al(as a reprisentative)
 
Feb 2010
Award of Japan Livestock Industry Association, Japan Livestock Industry Association
Winner: Ibuki et al
 
Feb 2009
Award of Japan Livestock Industry Association, Japan Livestock Industry Association
Winner: Hiroshi Kato et.al (as a representative)
 
Jan 2008
Honorary Scientist, The Rural Development Administration of the Republic of Korea
 

Published Papers

 
A rice gene that confers broad-spectrum resistance to β-triketone herbicides
Hideo Maeda1*, Kazumasa Murata2*, Nozomi Sakuma3, Satomi Takei3, Akihiko Yamazaki4, Md. Rezaul Karim1†, Motoshige Kawata5‡, Sakiko Hirose5, Makiko Kawagishi-Kobayashi5, Yojiro Taniguchi5, Satoru Suzuki4, Keisuke Sekino4, Masahiro Ohshima5, Hiroshi Kato1, Hitoshi Yoshida5, Yuzuru Tozawa3§
Science   365 393-396   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Identification of a locus for seed shattering in rice (Oryza sativa L.) by combining bulked segregant analysis with whole-genome sequencing
Feng Li & Hisataka Numa & Naho Hara & Naoki Sentoku & Takurou Ishii & Yoshimichi Fukuta & Noriyuki Nishimura & Hiroshi Kato
Mol Breeding   39(36)    2019   [Refereed]
Mapping of QTLs associated with lodging resistance in rice (Oryza sativa L.) using the recombinant inbred lines derived from two high yielding cultivars, Tachisugata and Hokuriku 193
Mingjin Jiang1,2  · Eiji Yamamoto3 · Toshio Yamamoto3 · Kazuki Matsubara3 · Hiroshi Kato4 · Shunsuke Adachi1 · Tomohiro Nomura1 · Eri Kamahora1 · Jun Ma2 · Taiichiro Ookawa
Plant Growth Regulation   87 267-276   2019   [Refereed]
A follow-up study for biomass yield QTLs in rice
Kazuki MatsubaraID1*, Jun-ichi Yonemaru1, Nobuya Kobayashi1, Takuro Ishii1, Eiji Yamamoto2¤, Ritsuko Mizobuchi1, Hiroshi Tsunematsu1, Toshio Yamamoto1, Hiroshi Kato1, Masahiro Yano1
PLOS ONE   13(10) e0206054   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Induced Mutations for Food and Energy Security: Challenge of Inducing Unique Mutants for New Cultivars and Molecular Research
Hitoshi Nakagawa, KATO Hiroshi
Bull. NARO, Crop Sci   1 33-124   Jul 2017   [Refereed]
Improvement of Rice Biomass Yield through QTL-Based Selection
Kazuki Matsubara , Eiji Yamamoto, Nobuya Kobayashi, Takuro Ishii, Junichi Tanaka, Hiroshi Tsunematsu, Satoshi Yoshinaga, Osamu Matsumura, Jun-ichi Yonemaru, Ritsuko Mizobuchi, Toshio Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kato, Masahiro Yano
PLOS ONE   11(3) e015830   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
qAC2, a novel QTL that interacts with Wx and controls the low amylose content in rice (Oryza sativa L.)
Yoko Takemoto‑Kuno · Hiroki Mitsueda · Keitaro Suzuki · Hideyuki Hirabayashi · Osamu Ideta · Noriaki Aoki · Takayuki Umemoto · Takuro Ishii · Ikuo Ando · Hiroshi Kato · Hiroshi Nemoto · Tokio Imbe · Yoshinobu Takeuchi
Theor Appl Genet   128 563-573   2015   [Refereed]
Hybrid Breakdown Caused by EpistasisBased Recessive Incompatibility in a Cross of Rice (Oryza sativa L.)
KazuKi Matsubara, Eiji YaMaMoto, ritsuKo Mizobuchi, jun-ichi YonEMaru, toshio YaMaMoto, hiroshi Kato, and Masahiro Yano
Journal of Heredity   106(1) 113-122   2015   [Refereed]
Growth characteristics of early maturing rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivar "Tachihayate" for whole crop silage in double cropping feed production system in Kanto region
Hiromichi Yamaguchi, Mami Ishizuka, Tetsuya Ishikawa, KATO Hiroshi and Hideyuki Hirabayashi
Japan Journal of Crop Science   83(4) 352-355   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
Increased lodging resistance in long-culm, low-lignin gh2 rice for improved feed and bioenergy production
Taiichiro Ookawa1, Kazuya Inoue1, Makoto Matsuoka2, Takeshi Ebitani3, Takeshi Takarada3, Toshio Yamamoto4, Tadamasa Ueda4, Tadashi Yokoyama1, Chisato Sugiyama1, Satoshi Nakaba1, Ryo Funada1, Hiroshi Kato5, Motoki Kanekatsu1, Koki Toyota1, Takashi Motobayashi1, Mehran Vazirzanjani1, Seishu Tojo1 & Tadashi Hirasawa1
Scientific Reports   4 1-9   Oct 2014   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Alleles in three rice panicle genes, Dn1, Ur1 and Cl and Cl, and the effect of genetic backgrounds
Fumio Taguchi-shiobara and Hiroshi Kato
Rice Genetic Newsletter   22 32-33   2006
Identification of blast resistance genes in elite indica-type varieties of rice (Oryza sativa L.)
Leodegario A.Ebron(IRRI), Yoshimichi Fukuta(国際農研), Tokio Imbe, Hiroshi Kato, Mary Jeanie T.Yanoria(IRRI), Hiroshi Tsunematsu(国際農研), Gurdev S.Khush(IRRI), Nobuya Kobayashi(国際農研), and Masao Yokoo(筑波大)
SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics   37(1) 19-31   Jun 2005   [Refereed]
Hybrid rice breeding in Malaysia
KATO Hiroshi et.al
Malaysian genetics conference      Oct 1996
Death of thermosensitive genic male sterile seedlings in Malaysian ricefields
KATO Hiroshi et al
22 6-6   Oct 1996

Books etc

 
Manual for grain feed rice production and utilization, Selection of high yield rice varieties 2012
Hiroshi Kato (Editor of the selection of high yield rice varieties) (Part:Joint Editor, Editor of the selection of high yield rice varieties)
NARO   Feb 2013   
Manual for whole crop silage rice production and utilization for cattle, rice varieties 2012
Hiroshi Kato (Part:Joint Editor, Editor of the production of WCS, rice varieties (Part:Joint Editor))
Japan Grassland agriculture and forage seed association   Mar 2012   
Manual for grain feed rice production and utilization, Selection of high yield rice varieties 2009
KATO Hiroshi (Part:Joint Editor, Selection of high yield rice varieties)
NARO   Nov 2009   
Manual for whole crop silage rice production and utilization for cattle, rice varieties 2006
KATO Hiroshi (Part:Joint Editor, Editor of the production of WCS, rice varieties (Part:Joint Editor))
Japan Grassland agriculture and forage seed association   Feb 2006   
Rice Breeding Manual (Heterosis Breeding))
Hitoshi Araki KATO Hiroshi (Part:Joint Work, Whole contents)
National Agriculture Research Center   Oct 1995   
Enhancement of outcrossing habits of rice (Oryza sativa L.) by mutaiton breeding
Kiyoaki Maruyama, Hitoshi Araki, KATO Hiroshi, Etsuo Amano
Gamma field symposia   Jul 1990   
Thermosensitive genetic male sterility induced by    irradiation
Kiyoaki Maruyama, Araki Hitoshi, KATO Hiroshi
IRRI、Proc.2nd Rice Genet. Sym.   Feb 1990   
Improving pollination characteristics of japonica rice
Hyoji Namai, KATO Hiroshi
Hybrid rice (IRRI)   Jan 1986   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Contribution and utilization of genetic resources in Japan
KATO Hiroshi
International collaboration research for conservation, characterization, development, utilization, and sharing of crop germplasm between Japan and Lao PDR   14 Feb 2019   
Whole Genome Sequencing of Rice Mutants Induced by Gamma Rays and Ion Beams
Li Feng, Sayaka Niwa, Akemi Shimizu, KATO Hiroshi
FAO/IAEA International Symposium on Plant Mutation Breeding and Biotechnology   Aug 2018   
Identification of a novel locus sh2-ON for seed shattering in rice (Oryza sativa L.) by combining bulked sergeant analysis with whole genome sequencing
Li Feng, Hisataka Numa, Naho Hara, Sayaka Niwa, Naoki Sentoku, Takuro Ishii, Yoshimichi Fukuta, Noriyuki Nishimura, KATO Hiroshi
FAO/IAEA International Symposium on Plant Mutation Breeding and Biotechnology   Aug 2018   
Development of a new rice mutation breeding method for the selection of higher yield physiological mutants
KATO Hiroshi, Li Feng, Shimizu Akemi
FAO/IAEA International Symposium on Plant Mutation Breeding and Biotechnology   Aug 2018   
Field training of mutation breeding [Invited]
KATO Hiroshi
IAEA: Regional Training Course on Methodologies and Mechanisms for Screening against Abiotic Stresses   11 Jul 2018   
Exercises for a New Method for High Yield Rice Mutation Breeding [Invited]
KATO Hiroshi
IAEA: Regional Training Course on Methodologies and Mechanisms for Screening against Abiotic Stresses   10 Jul 2018   
Basics of a New Method for High Yield Rice Mutation Breeding [Invited]
KATO Hiroshi
IAEA: Regional Training Course on Methodologies and Mechanisms for Screening against Abiotic Stresses   9 Jul 2018   
Selection of Higher yield mutants in rice
KATO Hiroshi
Mutation breeding international symposium   14 Dec 2016   
Identification of a resistance gene to the 4-HPPD inhibitory herbicide from Japonica rice and its incorporation into IR64
Kato H, Nishimura N, Kuroki M, Yamazaki A, Sekino K, Yamada Y
IRRI-JIRCAS-NARO symposium   Sep 2016   
Rice Breeding in Japan, New Traits Rice Breeding in Japan, Rice Breeding for Animal Feed in Japan, Mutation Breeding [Invited]
KATO Hiroshi
JICA Cuba Training Course   26 Aug 2014   

Patents

 
特許In the process of Japan Plant Variety Registration : EMIDAWARA(Japan Plant Variety Registration)
ISHII TAKURO SATO HIROYUKI GOTO AKITOSHI KUROKI MAKOTO MATSUBARA KAZUKI YAMAGUCHI MASAYUKI HIRABAYASHI HIDEYUKI KOBAYASHI NOBUYA TAKEUCHI YOSHINOBU KATO HIROSHI MAEDA HIDEO NEMOTO HIROSHI ANDO IKUO OTA HISATOSHI SUNOHARA YOSHIHIRO TSUNEMATSU HIROSHI TANAKA JUNICHI IKEGAYA TOMOHITO TSUDA NAOTO
特許In the process of Japan Plant Variety Registration : KURANONUSHI(Japan Plant Variety Registration)
ISHII TAKURO MATSUBARA KAZUKI SATO HIROYUKI GOTO AKITOSHI KUROKI MAKOTO YAMAGUCHI MASAYUKI HIRABAYASHI HIDEYUKI KOBAYASHI NOBUYA TAKEUCHI YOSHINOBU KATO HIROSHI MAEDA HIDEO NEMOTO HIROSHI ANDO IKUO OTA HISATOSHI IDETA OSAMU SUNOHARA YOSHIHIRO TSUNEMATSU HIROSHI TANAKA JUNICHI IKEGAYA TOMOHITO TSUDA NAOTO IMBE TOKIO HIRAYAMA MASATAKA
特許In the process of Japan Plant Variety Registration : MILKY AUTUMN(Japan Plant Variety Registration)
KUROKI MAKOTO GOTO AKITOSHI SATO HIROYUKI ISHII TAKURO MATSUBARA KAZUKI YAMAGUCHI MASAYUKI KOBAYASHI NOBUYA HIRABAYASHI HIDEYUKI TAKEUCHI YOSHINOBU KUNO YOKO KATO HIROSHI SUNOHARA YOSHIHIRO IMBE TOKIO NEMOTO HIROSHI ANDO IKUO MAEDA HIDEO TANAKA JUNICHI TSUDA NAOTO TSUNEMATSU HIROSHI IKEGAYA TOMOHITO OTA HISATOSHI
特許27551 (Japan Plant Variety Registration) : KOROMONISHIKI(Japan Plant Variety Registration)
IKEDA KOSUKE SIMIZU KATSUYA SAWAMURA NORIKO ISHII TAKURO KOBAYASHI NOBUYA KUROKI MAKOTO KATO HIROSHI SUNOHARA YOSHIHIRO
特許27550 (Japan Plant Variety Registration) : TENKAI (Japan Plant Variety Registration)
IIKEDA KOSUKE SIMIZU KATSUYA SAWAMURA NORIKO ISHII TAKURO KOBAYASHI NOBUYA KUROKI MAKOTO KATO HIROSHI SUNOHARA YOSHIHIRO
特許25815(Japan Plant Variety Registration) : SALT STAR(Japan Plant Variety Registration)
TAKEUCHI YOSHINOBU KOBAYASHI NOBUYA ISHII TAKURO YAMAGUCHI MASAYUKI HIRABAYASHI HIDEYUKI KUROKI MAKOTO GOTO AKITOSHI KUNO YOKO KATO HIROSHI SUNOHARA YOSHIHIRO NEMOTO HIROSHI ANDO IKUO SATO HIROYUKI MAEDA HIDEO TANAKA JUNICHI TSUDA NAOTO TSUNEMATSU HIROSHI IKEGAYA TOMOHITO OTA HISATOSHI
特許25814(Japan Plant Variety Registration) : ONARI (Japan Plant Variety Registration)
KOBAYASHI NOBUYA ISHII TAKURO YAMAGUCHI MASAYUKI HIRABAYASHI HIDEYUKI TAKEUCHI YOSHINOBU KUROKI MAKOTO GOTO AKITOSHI KATO HIROSHI MAEDA HIDEO NEMOTO HIROSHI ANDO IKUO OTA HISATOSHI SUNOHARA YOSHIHIRO TSUNEMATSU HIROSHI SATO HIROYUKI TANAKA JUNICHI IKEGAYA TOMOHITO TSUDA NAOTO
特許26003(Japan Plant Variety Registration) : TOYOMEKI (Japan Plant Variety Registration)
HIRABAYASHI HIDEYUKI YAMAGUCHI MASAYUKI ISHII TAKURO KOBAYASHI NOBUYA TAKEUCHI YOSHINOBU GOTO AKITOSHI KUROKI MAKOTO KATO HIROSHI SUNOHARA YOSHIHIRO NEMOTO HIROSHI ANDO IKUO INBE TOKIO OTA HISATOSHI SATO HIROYUKI MAEDA HIDEO IKEGAYA TOMOHITO TSUDA NAOTO TSUNEMATSU HIROSHI TANAKA JUNICHI
特許25332(Japan Plant Variety Registration) : YATANOMOCHI (Japan Plant Variety Registration)
GOTO AKITOSHI ISHII TAKURO HIRABAYASHI HIDEYUKI TAKEUCHI YOSHINOBU KOBAYASHI NOBUYA KUROKI MAKOTO KATO HIROSHI SUNOHARA YOSHIHIRO NEMOTO HIROSHI ANDO IKUO INBE TOKIO SATO HIROYUKI MAEDA HIDEO TANAKA JUNICHI TSUDA NAOTO TSUNEMATSU HIROSHI IKEGAYA TOMOHITO OTA HISATOSHI IDETA OSAMU HIRAYAMA MASAKATA AOKI NORIAKI SAKAI MAKOTO TAMURA KAZUHIKO
特許24364(Japan Plant Variety Registration) : TACHIHAYATE (Japan Plant Variety Registration)
KATO HIROSHI SUNOHARA YOSHIHIRO HIRABAYASHI HIDEYUKI SATO HIROYUKI TAKEUCHI YOSHINOBU TSUNEMATSU HIROSHI KOBAYASHI SHINYA KUROKI MAKOTO GOTO AKITOSHI ANDO IKUO NEMOTO HIROSHI INBE TOKIO OTA HISATOSHI MAEDA HIDEO IDETA OSAMU ISHII TAKURO SAKAI MAKOTO TANAKA JUNICHI IKEGAYA TOMOHITO TSUDA NAOTO AOKI NORIAKI HIRAYAMA MASAKATA TAMURA KAZUHIKO TAMURA YASUAKI