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

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Miyuki 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."

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