was a Japanese economist and government official. Okita graduated from Tokyo Imperial University (now the University of Tokyo). In 1937 he worked as an engineer with the Ministry of Posts. Later on he would hold numerous government positions, including chief of research for the Economic Stabilization Board in 1947, chief of the economic cooperation unit for the Economic Planning Agency in 1953 and later director general of their planning bureau in 1957, and then in 1963 the director general of the EPA development bureau. In each of these positions he played an important role under the economic plan of then prime minister Ikeda Hayato, which greatly helped Japan's postwar economy. In 1964 Okita became the president of the Japan Economic Research Centre, and later served as its chairman from 1973 to 1979. From 1979 to 1980 he served as the minister of foreign affairs, and continued to be one of Japan's foremost academic spokemen. He subsequently held numerous other positions including President Of International University of Japan and as an advisor to the ministry of foreign affairs in 1982, and in 1989 as chairman of the Institute for Domestic and Policy Studies in Tokyo.
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