Shinzo Abe reshuffle leaves just one woman in Japanese cabinet

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Shinzo Abe reshuffle leaves just one woman in Japanese cabinet

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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.

Click here to read the full article published by The Guardian on 3 October 2018.

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