Artist On CBS Saturday Morning: Yuko Tatsushima Wikipedia
There is a detailed Wikipedia bio about Yuko Tatsushima, where a detailed description of her is mentioned.
Shimizu was born in Tokyo, Japan, and spent much of her childhood in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Her father's employer relocated the family to the United States when she was eleven, so they settled in Westchester County, New York, for four years before returning to Japan again.
According to the illustrator, attending middle school in the United States instilled in her a feeling of individualism that she would bring back to Japan, which was not conventional for women in Japanese society at that time.
When it came time for university, her parents discouraged her from pursuing an art education, so she enrolled at Waseda University in Tokyo.
There she majored in the Faculty of Commerce and graduated as valedictorian in 1988. Her first employment was in the public relations department of a prominent Japanese firm based in Tokyo.