Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday for the first time since returning to office in December 2012, putting together a lineup that features more women but leaves his core ministers intact.

With no changes in over 617 days, his previous Cabinet, dissolved earlier in the day, set a postwar record for longevity. His first Cabinet from his short-lived stint as prime minister in 2006 lasted 366 days.

Abe retained six of his 18 ministers from the 2012 Cabinet and three deputy chief Cabinet secretaries.