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Aug 24, 2018
9:31PM

Japan's first woman fighter pilot to blaze a trail in skies

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A Japanese woman will be flying through the glass ceiling as she becomes her country's first female fighter pilot.

Japan's military has announced that first Lieutenant Misa Matsushima, 26, will begin duty today having completed her training to fly F-15s.

Japan's air force began recruiting women in 1993 - except as fighter jet and reconnaissance aircraft pilots.

It lifted that final ban in late 2015.

Three other women are currently training to join the elite group of fighter pilots.

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