Yōko Kamikawa

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Yōko Kamikawa
上川 陽子
Minister of Justice
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.


Political offices
Preceded by
Midori Matsushima
Minister of Justice