Japan's Defence Minister, Shigeru Ishiba, is darn worried about UFO's. Specifically, how his nation could mount an effective defence against alien invaders despite being prohibited from aggressive miliary action by its constitution. Said Ishiba: "There are no grounds for us to deny that there are unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and some life-form that controls them. If they descended, saying 'People of the Earth, let's make friends,' it would not be considered an urgent, unjust attack on our country," Ishiba said. And there is another issue of how can we convey our intentions if we don't understand what they are saying. We should consider various possibilities."
Under the US-imposed 1947 constitution, Japan is officially a 'pacifist' nation. Great for 20th century geo-politics, but it makes the Japanese easy pickings for an alien attack.
Ishiba is the second senior government official to speculate on the alien threat. On Tuesday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura stated "Personally, I believe that (UFOs) definitely exist."
I for one am glad to see a national government take the impending UFO threat seriously. I've been quietly preparing for months, but without a substantial tax base or any kind of GNP to speak of, it has been slow going. Having an entire country on board should really get things moving. And Japan has all those cool swords.
H/T to MN for this fine link.
Shigeru Ishiba speaks to reporters. He's like the Winston Churchill of the UFO era.