by The Asahi Shimbun February 28, 2018 (asahi.com)
• Japan’s legislative House of Representatives member Seiji Osaka recently raised the issue of the secret but official Pentagon UFO investigative study that existed from 2007 and 2012 (and still continues say many) which was revealed in a December 16th New York Times article, and asked whether the government of Japan had any contingency plans for an “armed attack situation” by a UFO warranting the exercise of the Japanese right to collective self-defense.
• On February 27th, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official Cabinet response was that “[UFOs’] existence has not been confirmed” and “we have not made any particular consideration of how to respond should one fly into Japan.”
• This response is similar to the one made by the Cabinet in 2007, that the existence of UFOs had not been confirmed. At that time, in contradiction, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said, “The official response from the government is extremely stereotypical. I personally believe (UFOs) definitely exist.”
The government may be making contingency plans to deal with a possible ballistic missile attack by North Korea, but it has confirmed Japan has one less high-flying national security threat to worry about–UFOs.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet on Feb. 27 approved an official response about the threat from unidentified flying objects that said “their existence has not been confirmed” and “we have not made any particular consideration of how to respond should one fly into Japan.”
The response was made to questions raised by Seiji Osaka, a Lower House member of the opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan.
Osaka pointed to a recent article in The New York Times about a secret study on UFOs conducted by the U.S. Defense Department between 2007 and 2012.
He wanted to know if a UFO attack would be considered an “armed attack situation” in which Japan was directly attacked militarily or a survival-threatening situation defined under national security laws as warranting the exercise of the right to collective self-defense.
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