Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a struggle to find enough female politicians to meet his own target on promoting women in a cabinet shakeup this week that will also expand the defense and security portfolio.
“If he can’t increase the number of women in his cabinet, it looks like his policy has no substance to it,” said Yuki Tatsumi, senior associate in the East Asia program at the Stimson Center research center in Washington. “He is not walking his talk. Part of his strategy was to tap into these women, who are perfectly qualified.”
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