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Japan after Abe

Suga inherits Abe's broken promise: to empower Japan's women

Government yet to address pandemic's lopsided impact on female workers

TOKYO -- Two -- that is how many women new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga appointed to his 20-member cabinet. 

The paltry number is emblematic of the challenges Japan faces as it tries to climb up from the near bottom of global women's empowerment rankings. Atop the mountain of challenges are access to day care and increased training for jobs that will define Japan going forward.

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