The first female warship of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces shendun destroyer, nagako Sansui. ICphoto diagram
According to Japans Sankei Shimbun on Tuesday, the 48 year old was born in Okada, Osaka, and now holds the rank of first-class haizuo (equivalent to Colonel). After graduating from Japans Defense University in 1996, he served as captain of the training ship shimayuki and the frigate yamagiri.
Japans Kyodo News Agency reported Tuesday that in a speech to the 300 crew members of the miaogao from the dancing crane base in Kyoto Fuhai, she said that she hoped all the crew would carry out the ships mission without hesitation.
I feel very honored to be the first female captain of the aegis destroyer. Im thinking about how we can make this trend a normal one, because I believe that from now on, more and more women will join the SDF, he said
Kyodo news agency analysis said the speech was intended to set an example for other female sailors.