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Setback for Abe as Two Women Resign From Japan's Cabinet
Last year, while addressing the U.N. General Assembly, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan declared that his homeland’s economic revival depended on harnessing an underutilized national resource: women. Although highly educated, Japanese women are among the least employed in the developed world; the World Economic Forum’s 2013 gender-gap survey rated Japan below Burkina Faso and Cambodia.