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“Five Abe Women” Come to Power in Japan

Prime Minister of Japan Abe Shinzo formed a new government. In the renovated Cabinet of Ministers, about a third of the posts were taken by women, APR PRESS with reference to foreign media.

On Wednesday, 3 September, the Japanese government resigned in full. This is considered a formal procedure for creating a new cabinet. At an emergency meeting, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo personally gathered relevant statements from the ministers. And in just a few hours, the secretary-general of the Cabinet of Ministers, Suga Yoshihide, read out a new list. Official authority was given to the government after the ceremony of ministerial approval by the Emperor of Japan Akihito. The ceremony took place on the same day.

As a result, five women received ministerial portfolios, who have already been dubbed by foreign media as "Five Abe Women". They went to the Ministry of Economy and Industry, the Ministry of National Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry for the Problems of Japanese Citizens Retained in the DPRK, the Ministry of Women's Affairs, which is also responsible for administrative reform and fertility.

“I have reformed my cabinet so that new decisions in the government are made with a fresh mind,” the prime minister said at a press conference on Wednesday. The appearance of five women in the government, according to Abe, is caused by the need to "activate the role of women in the political and economic life of the country." Abe added that his policy will continue to adhere to the course of revitalizing the country's economy as a top priority. APR PRESS citing the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri.

Key ministers, however, retained their posts. Thus, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Education, Sports, Science and Technology, Minister of Economic Recovery and Minister of State Lands, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Secretary General of the Cabinet remained in their posts.
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