Sunday, October 04, 2009

Japanese stance on Ufos

With the new Japanese prime minster Yukio Hatoyama sworn in last month many wonder if he will take up the comments last year by Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura who admits their government knows about Ufos but won't tell the people:

Note- this video & report is a repost from last year:

Chief Cabinet Secretary, Nobutaka Machimura -
Yes, UFOs do exist, Japan's top government spokesman said on Tuesday.

The comment by Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura drew laughter from reporters at his regular briefing on government policy.

Earlier the cabinet, responding to an opposition lawmaker's question, issued a statement saying it could not confirm any cases of unidentified flying objects.

"This is an issue that the nation is interested in -- it is a defense issue and a confirmation operation needs to take place," Ryuji Yamane, a lawmaker from the main opposition Democratic Party who submitted the question to the cabinet, told Reuters.

"But the government does not even try to collect information necessary for the confirmation."
Machimura, asked about the government's view on UFOs at a regular press conference, told reporters that the government can only offer a stereotyped response.

"Personally, I definitely believe they exist," he said, apparently tongue in cheek.
But the prime minister stuck to the official view.
"I have yet to confirm (that UFOs exist)," Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda told reporters later in the day.

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Anonymous said...

very interesting - but i do not speak japanese

Anonymous said...

Is there a typo?? or someone is intentionally misleading people?

I thought the prime minister was Yukio Hatoyama, but on the last paragraph it said "I have yet to confirm (that UFOs exist)," Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda"

How did prime minister Yukio Hatoyama changed to prime minister Yasuo Fukuda??