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Female empowerment? One woman and 19 men in Abe's cabinet

Former bureaucrat Katayama to serve as Japan's regional revitalization minister

Regional Revitalization and Gender Equality Minister Satsuki Katayama is the only woman in Japan's new cabinet.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe picked just one woman to serve in his revamped 20-member cabinet, a move that seemingly runs counter to his promise of advancing women in the workplace.

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