Japanese Morning Press Highlights: 12/19/2007 at Tokyo Embassy.
14) Chief Cabinet Secretary Machimura, who says he absolute believes in UFOs, unhappy with government’s official view rejecting their existence (Sankei).
14) Chief Cabinet Secretary Machimura: UFOs definitely exist, unhappy with government’s formal response.
SANKEI (Page 5) (Full) December 19, 2007
Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura stated in a press conference yesterday: “I am sure that unidentified flying objects exist.” He elaborated: “Otherwise, it is impossible to explain the Nazca Lines (in Peru, which some believe were created by aliens), isn’t it?” The government yesterday adopted in a cabinet meeting an official
response to a question by Ryuji Yamada, a Democratic Party of Japan member. The statement says that the government has not confirmed the existence of UFOs. It was the first time for the government to deny the existence of UFOs. Machimura, while stressing that it was his personal view that UFOs exist, said: “The government has offered only a boilerplate response in its formal statement.”
Reference id: 07TOKYO5603
Origin: Embassy Tokyo
Time: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 01:34 UTC