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A Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter piloted by Maj. Akinori Hosomi mysteriously disappeared from radar Tuesday, April 9.

An F-35 stealth fighter is still missing somewhere in the Pacific — here’s everything the US military has sent to find it

It's been nearly three weeks since a Japanese F-35 crashed in the Pacific, but the US and Japan have yet to recover the missing stealth fighter.
1st. Lt. Misashi Matsushima, the first woman fighter pilot in Japan's Air Self Defense Force.

This is Japan’s first woman fighter pilot, who says she was inspired by ‘Top Gun’

Japan has been trying to open its military to more women, and it just picked the service's first woman fighter pilot, whose selection comes amid a broader effort to grow the armed forces.