Yōko Kamikawa

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Yōko Kamikawa
上川 陽子
Minister of Justice
Incumbent
Assumed office
20 October 2014
Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Preceded by Midori Matsushima
Personal details
Born (1953-03-01) 1 March 1953 (age 62)
Shizuoka, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Tokyo
Harvard University

Yōko Kamikawa (上川 陽子 Kamikawa Yōko?, March 1, 1953) is a Japanese politician, who has been serving as Minister of State for Gender Equality and Social Affairs since August 2007 in Shinzō Abe's and Yasuo Fukuda's cabinets. She is a member of the House of Representatives and the Liberal Democratic Party.

Born in Shizuoka Prefecture she graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1977. In 1988 she also received a masters degree in public administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University. She was elected for the first time in June 2000.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Midori Matsushima
Minister of Justice
2014–present
Incumbent