First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima of the Japan Air Self Defence Force poses in the cockpit of an F-15J air superiority fighter at Nyutabaru airbase. Photo: AFP

The women who defend Japan are breaking more than sound barriers

Women are taking up key roles in Japan’s Self Defence Forces: from fighter and attack helicopter pilots to tank drivers

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First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima of the Japan Air Self Defence Force poses in the cockpit of an F-15J air superiority fighter at Nyutabaru airbase. Photo: AFP
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