Nakanishi (born January 4, 1964) is a member of the House of Councilors. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo. He joined JP Morgan Securities, Japan upon graduating and remained at the company for 21 years.
In 2006, he was appointed as member of the board, deputy president. He left in July 2009. He ran and was elected for the first time in 2010 to the House of Councilors (Kanagawa constituency) and he's currently serving his second term. With his experience working at the forefront of international finance, Nakanishi served as Vice Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party's Finance, Finance Subcommittee and Chairman of the House of Councilors Finance and Finance Committee. He was elected in September 2020 and is now serving as the State Minister of Finance, Japan.