Yukari Sato

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Satō.
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(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]


Satō began her career in 1988 as an economist at Nikko Citigroup. She later worked for JPMorgan Chase and Credit Suisse First Boston.[1]

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. She lost her seat in the 2009 election, but in 2010 she was elected to the House of Councillors.[1] During her time in the Diet (national legislature), Satō served on many committees and held several party offices,[2] 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. ^ "LDP official Sato profile". LDP official English Website. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 

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