Ivanka Trump hails 'womenomics' in Japan ahead of president's visit

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For the first time ever, Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department formed a female-only security team to protect female dignitaries, and the squad's first task is to guard Donald Trump's daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka as well as his wife Melania.

At a World Assembly for Women, she spoke about boosting equal participation in "traditionally male-dominated sectors of our economy" but there were many empty seats that officials blamed on tight security restrictions, the BBC reported. "I saw a chance to help fuel the number of women-owned businesses and grow our economy".

Speaking at the same summit, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government was also trying to bring more women into the workforce.

"Five years ago, right after I became Prime Minister, I have raised high the banner of women's empowerment and have placed it in the center of my economic growth policies", Prime Minister Abe announced.

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A squad of female police have smartened themselves up to guard US presidential adviser Ivanka Trump, who arrives in Tokyo on November 2.

Through his so-called womenomics policies - which seek to create "a society where women can shine", Abe said he has "used his efforts to the utmost" on the issues of child care and creating better working environments for women.

Corporate culture that excludes women must change, she said.

Ivanka Trump's father had been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and assault, all of which his representatives denied.

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"This takes many forms, including harassment, which can never be tolerated", she continued.

Though her appearance was highly anticipated, Trump's speech Friday was lightly attended - despite her popularity in Japan.

Gone is the bulky body armor used when facing rioters or risky criminals, to be replaced by smart black suits.

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