Feeds

Japan's first lady visits Venus

Green planet 'a very beautiful place' says PM's extraterrestrial missus

Business security measures using SSL

The wife of Japan's next prime minister claims to have clocked up a diplomatic first by visiting Venus, Reuters reports.

Miyuki Hatoyama, who's hitched to soon-to-be PM Yukio Hatoyama, wrote last year in a book not unreasonably entitled Very Strange Things I've Encountered: "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."

This extraordinary jaunt took place 20 years ago, presumably when Venus was a verdant paradise occupied by soul-transporting extraterrestrials boasting hyperdrive technology, and before the planet became the hellish, sun-scorched wasteland it is now.

It was also when Hatoyama was with hubby number one, who dismissed her interplanetary adventure as "probably a dream". Her new squeeze is apparently more sympathetic, as Hatoyama explained: "My current husband has a different way of thinking. He would surely say 'Oh, that's great'."

This comes as no surprise: Yukio Hatoyama was once dubbed "The Alien" for his "prominent eyes", as Reuters chillingly puts it. ®

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups
Mankind shuffles into the future, five fingers at a time
Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched
'I literally think about him every day' says biz baron's old friend
Oi, London thief. We KNOW what you're doing - our PRECRIME system warned us
Aye, shipmate, it be just like that Minority Report
Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen
Angry Microsoftie hauls auctioneers to court over stalled Pzkw. IV 'deal'
Oz carrier Tiger Air takes terror alerts to new heights
Don't doodle, it might cost you your flight
Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport
'Canine training exercise' SNAFU sees woman take home booming baggage
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.