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Akira Okamoto

Akira Okamoto, Japanese economics professor. Fellow, Japan Society Promotion of Science, 1995-1997; grantee, Ministry Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan, 2001-2003, 2003-2007, since 2007; Fulbright grant, University of California Berkeley. Member of Japan Fiscal Science Association (director since 2008).

Background

  • Okamoto, Akira was born on November 19, 1964 in Sakurai, Nara, Japan. Son of Ken-ichi and Yuiko Okamoto.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economic, Kyoto University, Japan, 1989. Master of Arts in Economic, Kyoto University, Japan, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy in Economic, Kyoto University, Japan, 2004.

    Career

    • Chief Sumitomo Bank, Ltd., Osaka, Japan, 1989—1992. From lecturer to associate professor faculty economics Okayama University, Japan, 1997—2007, professor faculty economics, since 2007. Member International Research Project on Aging Hosei Institute on Aging Hosei University, Tokyo, 2003—2008, Economic and Science Research Institute International Collaboration Projects, Tokyo, 2006—2007.

    Works

    • Author: Social Security Reform in Advanced Countries, 2002. Editor: Tax Policy for Aging Societies: Lessons from Japan, 2004. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member of Japan Fiscal Science Association (director since 2008).

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, swimming, driving.

    Connections

    • father: Ken-ichi Okamoto
    • mother: Yuiko Okamoto
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    Born November 19, 1964
    (age 52)
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    • 1989
      Kyoto University
    • 1995
      Kyoto University
    • 2004
      Kyoto University
    • 1989 - 1992
      Chief Sumitomo Bank
      Osaka, Japan
    • 1997 - 2007
      from lecturer, to associate professor faculty economics Okayama University
      Japan