Five women have been named to Japan's new Cabinet, underscoring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's commitment to better utilizing women to help revitalize the economy.
Newly appointed ministers leave the prime minister's office for the Imperial Palace for the attestation ceremony in Tokyo, Sept. 3, 2014.
Japanese Emperor Akihito (left) accompanied by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (second left) stands as newly-appointed Trade and Economy Minister Yuko Obuchi, second right, receives a attestation certificate during a ceremony at the Imperial Palace, in Tokyo, Sept. 3, 2014.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his newly appointed Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi chat prior to a group photo following the first cabinet meeting at the prime minister's official residence, in Tokyo, Sept. 3, 2014.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front row center) and his new cabinet members gather for a photo session following the first cabinet meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Sept. 3, 2014.