Over the weekend, Japan elected a new prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, and welcomed a new first lady, his wife, Miyuki. The Hatoyamas should make for an interesting couple-in-chief: he's nicknamed "The Alien" thanks to his unruly head of hair, frozen appearance, and large eyes. And, according to Reuters, Miyuki said she's been to outer space.
"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."
The account comes from a book Mrs. Hatoyama wrote entitled "Very Strange Things I've Encountered."
Her husband at the time (now ex) advised her that it was probably just a dream. But rest assured, Mrs. Hatoyama writes, the soon-to-be prime minister would be much more understanding: "My current husband has a different way of thinking...[h]e would surely say 'Oh, that's great.'"
Mrs. Hatoyama's other claims to fame include acting, interior designing and writing cookbooks. She's also tried her hand as a personal stylist. See what Miyuki's been spotted in lately: