This is the official site for the Prime Minister of Japan and his Cabinet. The site does not provide opinions on constitutional revision. However, it has a large number of records of comments and interviews of both the current and former prime ministers. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed five women to his Cabinet last month in a major shakeup designed to show support for female empowerment and help smooth the way for an unpopular political agenda. I apologize to all citizens for what happened, Abe told reporters outside his office Monday afternoon as Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi and Justice Minister Midori Matsushima resigned within hours of each other.
His grandfather Kishi Nobusuke served as Japan’s prime minister from 1957 to 1960, and his great-uncle Sato Eisaku held the same post from 1964 to 1972. Abe, who was then deputy chief cabinet secretary, oversaw the subsequent negotiations. The new prime minister stocked his new Cabinet with a wide range of fellow conservatives, including Taro Aso, who will keep his post as foreign minister, and veteran Fumio Kyuma, appointed to a second stint as defense chief. Rare signal gets optimistic response from China while prime minister also puts five women in his 18-strong cabinet.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has reshuffled his cabinet, appointing five women for top ministerial jobs, a symbolic move in line with his female economic inclusion plans. (CNN) Here’s a look at the life of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Abe dissolves his cabinet – Yasuo Fukuda becomes prime minister.