Japan's first-lady-to-be claims to have visited Venus

Establishing credentials in extraterrestrial relations that might prove useful if the Mysterians return to Japan, Miyuki Hatoyama, the wife of Yukio Hatoyama, Japan's recently elected prime minister-designate, claims to have been taken to Venus by a UFO, according to Reuters.

"While my body was asleep, I think my soul rode on a triangular-shaped UFO and went to Venus," she says in a book published last year entitled Very Strange Things I've Encountered. "It was a very beautiful place, and very green," she wrote.

Mrs. Hatoyama, an actress who had previously performed in the all-female Takarazuka Revue musical theater troupe, went on to write that while her husband at the time of her trip to Venus advised her the experience was just a dream, her current husband would say of her journey, "Oh, that's great!"

The Times of India reports that Mrs. Hatoyama very much wants to make a movie with Tom Cruise, because she knows "he was a Japanese in a previous life."

Yukio Hatoyama takes office on Sept. 16.

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