Japan's First Lady Boasts of 'UFO Trip to Venus'

She rode on 'triangular' ship to 'really green' planet, Hatoyama writes in book
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2009 2:40 AM CDT
Japan's First Lady Boasts of 'UFO Trip to Venus'
Yukio Hatoyama, leader of the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan, and his wife, Miyuki, arrive at a polling station to cast their votes last weekend in Tokyo.   (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

(Newser) – Japan's quirky new first lady boasts years of colorful experiences, including time as a dancer in the famed Takarazuka troupe—and a trip to space aboard a UFO, according to a book she wrote last year. "While my body was asleep, I think my soul rode on a triangular-shaped UFO and went to Venus," Miyuki Hatoyama wrote. "It was a very beautiful place and it was really green."

Miyuki, who met premier-in-waiting Yukio Hatoyama while he was a student at Stanford University, says she is looking forward to meeting America's first lady when the Obamas visit Japan later this year, reports Reuters. "I think she is so natural and has a kind of sensibility similar to mine," she said in a recent interview. (Read more Yukio Hatoyama stories.)

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