| Hiroko Ota|| Japanese Politician|
1976: graduates from Hitotsubashi University
1993: assistant professor at Osaka University
1996: professor of economics at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo
2002: cabinet office counsellor
2006–2008: appointed to be Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy under the Abe administration and proceeding Fukuda administration
2008: returns to GRIPS as a professor
2009–2011: GRIPS vice president
Hiroko Ōta Wikipedia
Hiroko Ōta (大田 弘子, Ōta Hiroko, born 2 February 1954 in Kagoshima, Kagoshima) is a female Japanese politician and a researcher of economics. Her academic specialties are national public finance and economic policy. She is a noted lecturer of public finance and is a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo.
Ōta served as the Japanese cabinet minister of economic policy, which is responsible for charging economic policy and public finance. In April 2014, Ōta has been appointed to the position of chairwoman of the board by Mizuho Financial Group, Japan's second-largest financial services group.