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Japan set to draw up plan for UFO encounters


Posted on Friday, 1 May, 2020 | Comment icon 8 comments

The US is not the only country to be taking UFOs seriously. Image Credit: PD - Max Pixel
Japan's Defense Minister Taro Kono has responded to the Pentagon's recent release of declassified UFO footage.
Two years ago, the Japanese government spoke out on the topic of UFOs by stating that "no confirmation has been made of their existence".

During a news conference on April 28th however, Defense Minister Taro Kono indicated that the subject hadn't been forgotten about when he suggested that he wanted Japan's own Self-Defense Forces to come up with a plan of action for dealing with any future encounters with such objects.

"We would like to establish procedures in the event an encounter is made with a UFO," he said.
"If video can be taken (of a UFO encounter) and if a report is possible, then a report will be made. Discussions will be held with the Air SDF about just what can be done."

Kono's comments follow on from the US government's recent release of three declassified clips showing unidentified objects being pursued by US Navy pilots during two separate incidents.

The Japanese Defense Minister also confirmed that he would be contacting Pentagon officials about the footage.

Interestingly, despite expressing skepticism about the topic of UFOs, Kono seemed to know more than he was letting on when asked about his views on the supernatural and psychic abilities.

"That is a corporate secret," he said.

Source: Asahi.com | Comments (8)


Tags: UFO, Japan


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by third_eye on 30 April, 2020, 11:17
Call Godzilla...  ~
Comment icon #2 Posted by Piney on 30 April, 2020, 14:07
He retired. It's all on Mothra Jr. now. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by freetoroam on 30 April, 2020, 14:22
May I suggest they do not send the planes out, look what happened last time they tried that stunt. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by MissJatti on 30 April, 2020, 16:27
Just in case.... Just in case Area 51 top secret Unidentified Flying Objects more like... turns up at your door 
Comment icon #5 Posted by Myles on 1 May, 2020, 13:17
They could at least have not used the term "UFO".   Are we really to believe that Kono doesn't believe in unidentified flying object?   He believes every aircraft is known by everyone?   It should have read - Minister Taro Kono doesn't believe in alien craft visiting the Earth.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Seti42 on 1 May, 2020, 18:06
That is an example of humor, not evidence that Kono believes in the supernatural or psychic abilities.  
Comment icon #7 Posted by OpenMindedSceptic on 1 May, 2020, 21:04
What makes you think he doesn't belive in alien craft? The wording seems evasive and the Japanese are getting plans in place. 
Comment icon #8 Posted by Myles on 2 May, 2020, 17:37
Nothing.    The wording says that he doesn't believe there are any unidentified flying objects (UFO).   I question that.  I see something flying that I cannot identify on a daily basis.    


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