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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is making good on his vow to get more women into positions of power and set an example for the private sector, naming five females to his 18-person cabinet on Wednesday.

Women currently occupy 10 per cent of the seats in Japan’s parliament, the Diet, and a tiny fraction of senior business posts and directorships.

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