Katherine Kurita was an American-born research tech and the great-great grand-niece of the famous Japanese World War II admiral, Takeo Kurita.
She met Takayoshi Fuchida, twenty years older than she, while they were both working at Stanford and the two fell in love. Her family's ties to influential political friends back in Japan led to Fuchida receiving a five-year extension to his Stanford assignment in 2019. They married in the spring of 2021. Following Kearny and Fuchida's scientific humiliation, Fuchida would return to Japan in 2024, with his wife to build a small business selling stationary and origami supplies in a poorer section of Tokyo.
It is not known when Katherine died.
- The Star League, p. 9, "Timeline: 2014 - 2027"
- House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 9, "Kearny And Fuchida"
- House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 10, "Politics and Technology"