Wife of Japan's New Prime Minister Says She Traveled to Venus in UFO

If men are from Mars, do first ladies visit Venus?

The wife of Japan's incoming prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, claimed in a book called "Most Bizarre Things I've Encountered" that she flew in a UFO to Venus in the 1970s, where she made fast friends with the natives, the Times of London reported.

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

The space-bound spouse has also been a musical actress, cookbook writer, designer and TV personality — and says that she was friends long ago with Tom Cruise, whom she knew in a previous life when he was Japanese.

She would be regarded as nutty anywhere in the world, but in Japan’s staid political culture she is unique, the Times reported, embraced as a "tarento" or "talent" — an artist and entertainer who is encouraged to be more flamboyant and colorful than everyone else.

Mrs. Hatoyama began her career in the Takarazuka Revue, a troupe of female singers and dancers who perform romantic musicals for middle-aged Japanese women, the paper reported.

She was living in California with her first husband when she met a young Mr. Hatoyama, who was studying engineering at Stanford University.

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