Japan's first-lady-to-be claims to have visited Venus

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Establishing credentials in extraterrestrial relations that might prove useful if the Mysterians return to Japan, Miyuki Hatoyama, the wife of Yukio Hatoyama, Japan's recently elected prime minister-designate, claims to have been taken to Venus by a UFO, according to Reuters.

"While my body was asleep, I think my soul rode on a triangular-shaped UFO and went to Venus," she says in a book published last year entitled Very Strange Things I've Encountered. "It was a very beautiful place, and very green," she wrote.

Mrs. Hatoyama, an actress who had previously performed in the all-female Takarazuka Revue musical theater troupe, went on to write that while her husband at the time of her trip to Venus advised her the experience was just a dream, her current husband would say of her journey, "Oh, that's great!"

The Times of India reports that Mrs. Hatoyama very much wants to make a movie with Tom Cruise, because she knows "he was a Japanese in a previous life."

Yukio Hatoyama takes office on Sept. 16.