Japan's First Lady Claims She Went to Venus, Consorted With Aliens

By Melissa Lafsky | September 17, 2009 3:58 pm

Alien-ship-WebMiyuki Hatoyama, the wife of new Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama, is quite a character. According to the BBC:

Japan’s new first lady is something of a Renaissance woman: designer, former actress, cookbook author, television personality—and perhaps most controversially a self-professed space traveller who has visited Venus with aliens.

If that were not enough, she also claims to have met Tom Cruise in a former life, when he was Japanese.

Hatoyama was quoted in a book called Most Bizarre Things I’ve Encountered as saying:

While my body was sleeping, I think my spirit flew on a triangular-shaped UFO to Venus…It was an extremely beautiful place and was very green.

Granted, Japan’s new first lady isn’t always the most, er, cautious with her words. Among her other quotations are:

“When the sun is up, I always eat it… I tear it off and eat if like this,” she said on the chat show, joking with the host.

“Yum, yum, yum,” she said. “That gives me great power.”

Perhaps something is lost in translation?

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  • Joe Bogus

    Hell, that’s no wackier than Ronnie and Nancy having seances in the White House.

  • Art

    I met her in a past life; wonderful woman.

  • http://janneinosaka.blogspot.com Janne

    Lost in translation? Nope. She’s cheerfully flaky in Japanese too. But that’s actually part of the appeal it seems; she seems to be perfectly aware that her way of seeing the world is nutty but as this perspective makes her happy she ignores what other people think of it.

    The Hatoyama’s seem very devoted to each other, and both seem to really relish their partner’s character quirks. I suspect myself that they’re actually encouraging each other to be different; He is serious-minded and logical, which frees her to fully be the off-the-wall “look at all the happy colors” cheerful.. He’s her rational half, and she’s his flaky nutball half. Best of both worlds.

    For instance, some time ago they appeared in public, with him wearing a white shirt with big, very red hearts all over it. (here’s a shot: http://image.blog.livedoor.jp/news4vip2/imgs/1/1/1168b925.jpg). She chose the shirt because “Hatoyama” sounds like “Heart – oyama”. Which he cheerfully went along with, laughing along with her. He could never have picked a shirt after a corny pun himself, but she can, and he enjoys it.

  • MartyM

    “While my body was sleeping, I think my spirit flew on a triangular-shaped UFO to Venus…It was an extremely beautiful place and was very green.”

    Yeah, that’s called a dream.

  • Brian

    My first reaction was a disgusted “aw geez…”, but I’ve decided that’s wrong.

    What role do the royal families in these consitutional monarchies have? They have conventional parliaments and elected politicians. Much of the serious stuff of governing is taken care of in perfectly ordinary ways.

    No, we need the royals to be flakey, weird, and up to nonsense so that we have things to talk about at the proverbial water cooler! We need Prince Charles to sing to a patch of rutabagas at midnight like a Druid! Let’s have the young ones marrying and divorcing and carrying on like Britney!

    Think of the publishing industry. Who will fill the pages of the Weekly World News and the National Enquirer? Who will give TMZ, Access Hollywood and E! a reason to exist? It’s really an economic development portfolio when you think about it.

    Oh no he di-ent! Oh yes she di-ed! Snap!

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  • jonholmes

    Still better than the soft Fascist dictatorship Japan has had up till now for the last 55 years….

    20 years ago, Her family would ve put her in a mental asylum for daring to be a bit “different”, which is not a compliment in the Japanese language.


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