|Director-General of the Japan Defense Agency|
20 November 1998 – 5 October 1999
|Prime Minister||Keizō Obuchi|
|Preceded by||Fukushiro Nukaga|
|Succeeded by||Tsutomu Kawara|
|Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries|
8 August 1995 – 11 January 1996
|Prime Minister||Tomiichi Murayama|
|Preceded by||Taichirō Ōgawara|
|Succeeded by||Ichizō Ōhara|
|Born||25 October 1929|
Noshiro, Akita, Japan
|Died||23 May 2019 (aged 89)|
|Alma mater||Chuo University|
Hosei Norota (野呂田 芳成, Norota Hōsei, 25 October 1929 – 23 May 2019) was a Japanese politician of the People's New Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Noshiro, Akita and graduate of Chuo University he joined the Ministry of Construction in 1953. Leaving the ministry, he was elected to the House of Councilors in the Diet for the first time in 1977. In 1983 he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time. From 1995 to 1996 he served as the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Tomiichi Murayama's cabinet. In 1998 he served briefly as Director General of the Japan Defense Agency.
In 2001, Norota received the civilian honor Padma Vibhushan from the President of India.
Norota died of bladder cancer on 23 May 2019 at a Tokyo hospital, aged 89.