During a budget session in the Diet, or Japan’s parliament, the country’s Defense Minister Gen Nakatani confirmed that aliens had never penetrated Japanese air space.
The statement was a response to a question by outlandish lawmaker and square-jawed former celebrity wrestler Antonio Inoki.
According to the AFP, Inoki queried whether Japanese fighter jets had ever intercepted extraterrestrial objects and if “studies were going on” to determine their existence.
“When the Air Self Defense Force detects indications of an unidentified flying object that could violate our country’s airspace, it scrambles fighter jets if necessary and makes visual observation,” Nakatani responded earnestly.
“They sometimes find birds or flying objects other than aircraft but I don’t know of a case of finding an unidentified flying object believed to have come over from anywhere other than Earth,” he said. . . .