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Japan: Misa Matsushima first woman to pilot fighter aircraft

An important step forward towards the use of women in the armed forces

During the last week, the Lieutenant Misa Matsushima completed the training and after three years from the revocation of the Tokyo Parliament of the ban on women becoming pilots of fighter jet, the 26 year-old will be the first to pilot the Japanese Air Force planes. A dream that comes true, because as she told at the Japanese press, she dreamed "this moment when I saw Top Gun in elementary school".An...

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