Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe increased productivity in a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday by appointing one less woman to the new lineup, taking the total number of women to one.

“The government has evolved from two women to two breasts, and 18 knobs,” said one NHK commentator.

“This will increase the capacity for baby-making by double.”

Abe says the new female minister of regional revitalization and gender equality Satsuki Katayama will “just have to work twice as hard pouring the drinks and dusting the furniture”.

“The reshuffle has freed up our other token female representative to increase our population and help with other housekeeping duties,” Abe told reporters.

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