Aliens have never tried to invade from space: Japan’s defense minister


Alien spaceships have never entered Japanese airspace, the country’s defense chief told the Diet on Thursday, amid questioning about the threat from space aliens.

Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said the nation’s warplanes can be scrambled whenever there is a report of an unidentified flying object. But, he said, jets have so far encountered no UFOs from space.

“When the Air Self Defense Force detects indications of an unidentified flying object that could violate our country’s airspace, it scrambles fighter jets if necessary and makes visual observation,” he said.

“They sometimes find birds or flying objects other than aircraft but I don’t know of a case of finding an unidentified flying object believed to have come over from anywhere other than Earth,” he said.

Nakatani, a sober politician with a reputation for thorough understanding of his brief, was responding to a question from flamboyant wrestler-turned-lawmaker Antonio Inoki.

At a meeting Wednesday of the Upper House Budget Committee, Inoki had asked if aircraft were dispatched to meet extraterrestrial visitors and “whether studies are going on.”

Inoki, known for his outsized chin and trademark red scarf, said he did not know whether or not aliens existed, but he had once seen a mysterious flying object rocket into the air on the horizon and disappear.

Wednesday’s exchange was not the first official Japanese pronouncement on space aliens and their aircraft.

A 2007 statement said the government “has not confirmed the existence of unidentified flying objects believed to have come from anywhere other than Earth.”

But the statement, formally endorsed at a Cabinet meeting, prompted a surprise rebuttal from the top government spokesman. “Personally, I absolutely believe they exist,” said Nobutaka Machimura, chief cabinet secretary at the time.

The defense minister of the day, Shigeru Ishiba, also said that in his personal opinion there were “no grounds” to deny the existence of UFOs controlled by alien life-forms.

  • tomado

    But it might be a good idea to dress someone up as E.T. and run some drills just to keep on one’s toes.

  • kyushuphil

    Oh, but the aliens are here.

    Mostly they come as cyborgs from the biz schools, where all learn to monetize all life — and to disregard all humanity except that which may be marketable.
    But these replicants get shaped that way long before their glassy eyes focus on the corporate priorities now law of the land in the U.S., for instance (thanks to the Supreme Court’s ruling there in Citizens United).

    Standardized testing across U.S. K-12 is designed to reduce all humanity, too, only to numbers, rank-&-file consumer demographics, all the more prime for the predators from the biz schools to feast upon.

    Drugs, too — legal drugs, even the multi-zillion-dollars ones like Prozac pushed by Big Pharma. This is not human life they pursue, but only the molecularized, numbers-driven version of it. They go a long, long way to zapping human emotions, leveling them out — as was long foreseen in “Invasion of the Body Snatcher,” “The Thanatos Sydrome,” and “The Stepford Wives.”

    And corporate academe even outside the mushrooming, metastasizing biz schools — they now all sub-divide into depersonalized departments, where all learn to curtail, abort, shear themselves of any residual humanity too — never anyone ever to refer to anything from any humanities. Thus, all talk wonk talk.
    Oh, the aliens are here — and in control.

  • J.P. Bunny

    The aliens have been here for years, mostly hanging out on “Variety” programs. Methinks Inoki was trying to deflect suspicions from himself.

  • Foreigner Friendly

    Glad he cleared that up.