Japan: Prime Minister appoints five women in government
With the five new appointments, women run about a quarter of the ministries in the Abe government.
According to local analysts, with this movement, the Prime Minister intends to set an example of the need for equal work in his country.
Last year at the World Economic Forum, Japan ranked 115th in the world in the Gender Equity in the Workplace report.
Women occupy less than 4% of managerial positions in large Japanese companies, while in the United States the figure is close to 20%.