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  • 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.
  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front row center) and his new cabinet members pose for a group photo following the first cabinet meeting at the prime minister's official residence, in Tokyo, Sept. 3, 2014.

New Japanese Cabinet Includes 5 Women

Published September 03, 2014

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.


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