Sanae Takaichi, Haruko Arimura, Midori Matsushima, Eriko Yamatani, Yuko Obuchi

This combination of photos shows five women newly appointed for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet leaving the prime minister’s official residence for the attestation ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Abe picked the five women for his Cabinet Wednesday, matching the past record and sending the strongest message yet about his determination to revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders. They are from left: Internal Affairs Minister Sanae Takaichi, Minister in charge of Promoting Women Haruko Arimura, Justice Minister Midori Matsushima, Minister in charge of Japanese Abducted by North Korea Eriko Yamatani and Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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