Yoshihito Kawakami graduated from Waseda University in 2002. After returning to Japan in 2005, he joined the International Division of Ashinaga Scholarship Foundation. He was registered as an attorney in 2015. He provides legal assistance in labor law, antitrust law, and other areas to correct disparities in bargaining power and achieve fair contractual relationships. In the area of labor law, he helped establish the UberEats Union, a labor union of UberEats delivery workers, as the first labor union of platform workers in Japan. He has filed an unfair labor practice relief petition with the Tokyo Labor Relations Commission. In the area of antitrust law, he supported the establishment of Rakuten Union, an organization of Rakuten Ichiba store operators. It filed a cease and desist order request with the Fair Trade Commission, leading to the filing of an emergency cease and desist order for the first time in 16 years. Other activities include injunction of forced closing of SoftBank agency to SoftBank. He has also worked on foreign and LGBT human rights issues, and in 2019 overturned a district court ruling that invalidated an adoption between homosexual prisoners and won a reversal of the case in the Tokyo High Court. He has also represented the family of a Nepalese national who died while in custody at a police station, and a former foreign technical intern who suffered burns all over his body after being set on fire by a colleague while at work.