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Shinzo Abe reshuffle leaves just one woman in Japanese cabinet

2018-10-04 08:07:14       source:The Guardian

October 3, 2018

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzō Abe, has appointed just one woman to his new cabinet, raising questions about his commitment to “make women shine” in business and public life.

But he claimed that the regional revitalisation minister, Satsuki Katayama, had “the presence of two or three women”.

Deepening the controversy over gender equality in Japan, Katayama was forced to buy a new dress after being told her outfits did not comply with the existing official dress code.

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