Keiko Ota

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Keiko Ota
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Ota in April 2015
Federal Deputy for São Paulo
In office
1 February 2011 – 31 January 2019
Personal details
Born (1956-09-28) 28 September 1956 (age 63)
Olímpia, São Paulo, Brazil
Political partyPSB (2009–)

Iolanda Keiko Miashiro Ota (born 28 September 1956), better known as Keiko Ota, is a Brazilian politician. She has spent her political career representing her home state of São Paulo, having served as state representative from 2011 to 2019.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Ota's father is Nio Miashiro.[1] She is of second generation Japanese descent.[2] Ota is married to local politician Masataka Ota, and the couple have three children: Ives, Ises, and Vanessa. In 1997, Ives, who was only 8 years old at the time, was kidnapped and murdered by one of Masataka's body guards, leading Ota and her husband to campaign against violent crime in Brazil.[3]

Political career[edit]

Ota voted in favor of the impeachment motion of then-president Dilma Rousseff.[4] She would later vote in favor of opening a similar corruption investigation against Rousseff's successor Michel Temer,[5] and voted against the proposed 2017 Brazilian labor reforms.[6]


  1. ^ a b "KEIKO OTA – Biografia". Câmara dos Deputados do Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  2. ^ "KEIKO ARTICULA EVENTO PARA 110 ANOS DE IMIGRAÇÃO JAPONESA" (in Portuguese). 18 September 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  3. ^ Iunes, Ivan (15 May 2011). "Mandato político para fazer justiça após a morte do filho" [Political mandate to do justice after the death of the son] (in Portuguese). Correio Braziliense. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Reforma trabalhista: como votaram os deputados" (in Portuguese). Carta Capital. 27 April 2017. Archived from the original on 21 February 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Veja como deputados votaram no impeachment de Dilma, na PEC 241, na reforma trabalhista e na denúncia contra Temer" [See how deputies voted in the impeachment of Dilma, in PEC 241, in the labor reform and in the denunciation against Temer] (in Portuguese). O Globo. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Como votou cada deputado sobre a denúncia contra Temer" (in Portuguese). Carta Capital. 4 August 2017. Archived from the original on 21 February 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2017.