Minister Yoko Kamikawa is the Minister of Justice, serving as her third time in this position (2014, 2017 and 2021). Prior to her selection, Min. Kamikawa served as Chairperson of HQ for Promoting Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens, and of the Research Commission on the Judiciary System at the Liberal Democratic Party. In addition, she is President of the Japan Tea Central Association and of the Chamber of Tea Association of Shizuoka Prefecture. She was the Lead Director for the Committee on Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, for the House of Representatives in 2017.

In 2013, she became Senior Vice-Minister in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. She previously served as Minister of State for Measures for Declining Birthrate (2007), Minister of State for Gender Equality (2007), and Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

Minister Yoko Kamikawa was born in Shizuoka Prefecture, and graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1977. In 1988 she received a masters degree in public administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University.