1940 Born in Hyogo prefecture, Japan
1966 Completed the Master degree in the Faculity of Design Tokyo National University of the Arts
1966-69 Collaborated with Studio Angelo Mangiarotti in Milan
1971 Opened Kawakami Design Office in Tokyo Design work specializing in product, interior, space and environmental design.
Visiting professor at Tokyo National University of Arts, Kanazawa College of Art, Tama Art University, Kobe Design University. Chairman of Japan Institute of Design Promotion.