We Wanna Party with Japan’s New First Lady

September 4th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

You may have heard by now of the historic election that took place in Japan Sunday, where the Democratic Party of Japan won a landslide victory in parliament over the conservative Liberal Democratic Party (I know, confusing), thus ending the LDP’s half-century stronghold in the country.

The Economist called the election “earth-shattering” and blahblahblah, but what I really want to talk about is way more important.

Miyuki Hatoyama, Japan’s New First Lady and Space Traveler

Miyuki Hatoyama, a former dancer, actress, cookbook writer, and the wife of incoming prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, has been to outer space. In a book she published last year entitled, Very Strange Things I’ve Encountered, Miyuki describes the experience she had 20 years ago:

While my body was asleep, I think my soul rode on a triangular-shaped UFO and went to Venus. It was a very beautiful place and it was really green.

According to FOX News, Miyuki also claims that she was friends long ago with Tom Cruise, in a previous life, WHEN HE WAS JAPANESE. (Suddenly The Last Samurai makes perfect sense. Okay, no, still not really.)

Miyuki’s husband will be sworn in on September 16, but until then, the First Couple will be enjoying their last moments of relative calm before prime minister Hatoyama is expected to revive Japan’s flagging economy and reform its government. This weekend, for example, they’ll be in northern Nevada at Burning Man, dropping tabs, getting naked, zipping around the desert floor on homemade motorized couches, making new friends in a communal mud bath, making sculpture, watching, um, things burn, possibly visiting outer space one more time, and, of course, staying very, very hydrated.*

*Not true, but I so want it to be.

[Reuters: Japan's new first lady says rode in a spaceship]

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