Yukari Sato

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Yukari Satō
佐藤 ゆかり
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
Member of the House of Councillors
In office
2010 – present
Personal details
Born 19 April 1961
Setagaya, Tokyo
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater New York University
Website http://www.satoyukari.jp(in Japanese)

Yukari Satō (佐藤 ゆかり, Satō Yukari, born August 19, 1961) is a Japanese economist and politician of the Liberal Democratic Party.

Early life & education[edit]

A native of Setagaya, Tokyo, Satō received a bachelor's degree from Sophia University, a master's degree in international relations from Columbia University, and a Ph.D in economics from the New York University.[1] She began her career in 1988 as an economist at Nikko Citigroup, and later worked for JPMorgan Chase and Credit Suisse First Boston.[1]

Political career[edit]

Satō was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 2005, as part of a group of candidates (later called "Koizumi Children") hand-picked by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. Sato was sent as an "assassin" to defeat Seiko Noda in the Gifu 1st district, Noda having left the LDP after opposing Koizumi's plan to privatize Japan Post. Noda prevailed in the district, but Sato won a seat through the proportional representation list.[2]

Sato and Noda publicly made amends prior to the 2009 general election, in which Sato was assigned to run for a different seat representing Tokyo.[2] Sato lost this race, but was elected to the House of Councillors in 2010.[1]

During her time in the Diet (national legislature), Satō served on many committees and held several party offices,[3] including:

  • Parliamentary Secretary of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Deputy Secretary-General of LDP
  • Deputy Chairman, LDP Policy Board in the House of Councillors
  • Minister of State for Economic, Fiscal and Finance Policy of LDP's Shadow Cabinet
  • Vice-Chairman, Committee on Organizations Involved with Public Finance, Finance and Securities of LDP


  1. ^ a b c "Official Website of Sato Yukari". Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Ito, Masami (2008-02-09). "Noda wins 'madonna' turf war as LDP shunts Sato to Tokyo". The Japan Times Online. ISSN 0447-5763. Retrieved 2017-10-13. 
  3. ^ "LDP official Sato profile". LDP official English Website. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  • 政治家情報 〜佐藤 ゆかり〜 . ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2007-10-20.  External link in |work= (help)

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