Japan´s next prime minister might be nicknamed "The Alien" for his prominent eyes, but it is his wife who claims to have had a close encounter with another world.
"While my body was asleep, I think my soul rode on a triangular-shaped UFO and went to Venus"" Miyuki Hatoyama, the wife of premier-in-waiting Yukio Hatoyama, wrote in a book published last year.
"It was a very beautiful place and it was really green."
Yukio Hatoyama is due to take office on September 16 (2009) following his Democratic Party of Japan´s historic election win last week.
Miyuki, 66, described the extraterrestrial experience, which she said took place some 20 years ago, in a book entitled Very Strange Things I´ve Encountered.
Yukio Hatoyama, 62, is the grandson of a former prime minister.
Miyuki, also known for her culinary skills, spent six years acting in the Takarazuka Revue, an all-female musical theatre group. She met the US-educated Yukio while living in America.
With the nation apparently hungry for change, Japanese people are getting set to welcome a quirky first lady.
Japan´s new (Galactic) First Lady, Miyuki Hatoyama, wife of new Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama. Both sharing a spiritual nature, Mrs Miyuki Hatoyama speaks openly of her galactic interests and experiences.