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Yukari Miyake, 26, the only vocalist in the 230,000-strong Self-Defense Forces, has seen her debut CD rise to the top of the classical music charts.

“When I was a child, I loved musicals,” Miyake, who holds the rank of petty officer third class in the Maritime Self-Defense Force Band, Tokyo, said in a recent interview.

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