(born February 15, 1978) is a Japanese singer from the greater Tokyo area in Japan. Chocolat debuted in 1997 on Epic Records (Japan) with her first single Chocolat a la mode. Chocolat is a twin, her younger sister heaco is a singer as well. In 1998 Chocolat married musician Akito Katayose from the band GREAT3 in Maui, Hawaii which subsequently became her favorite place. In 2000 she moved from Epic Records to Warner Bros.