|First Appearance||Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Mei|
Midori Kawata (川田碧, Kawata Midori) is a journalist who visits Hinamizawa for research. She appears exclusively in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Mei.
Midori is a freelance journalist who visits Hinamizawa as research for a book she is writing.
Midori appears as a young woman with dark green hair. Her eyes are almost always closed. She wears a white shirt with a long black scarf and form-fitting purple skirt.
Midori is compassionate yet single-minded. She prefers to write occult articles that focus on truth rather than sheer entertainment value.
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Mei
Midori first appears in Chapter 3, wherein Jirou Tomitake takes her on a tour of Hinamizawa and she meets Kazuho Kimiyoshi and Miyuki Akasaka. She later meets Nao Houtani at the Okinomiya library. Midori is the one who reveals to Kazuho that her family had died in a murder-suicide in 1978.
Near the end of the story, Midori defeats a possessed Kuraudo Ooishi. She prepares to kill him but is interrupted by Miyabi Saionji.