Members of the Self-Defense Forces of Japan have to be ready for everything, including a possible extraterrestrial visit. On Monday, Japan’s defense minister Taro Kono issued standing orders for how the country’s military should deal with UFOs that might threaten the security of the nation.
The defense minister doesn’t want his personnel to engage in battle with aliens. Instead, the SDF members are being ordered to record and photograph any UFOs and to take steps for the “necessary analysis” of the event.
The instruction came even for the fact that there are no reported cases of the SDF coming into contact with unidentified flying objects, and even Kono himself has said in the past he doesn’t believe in aliens.
The country is not alone in being prepared for possible close encounters of the third kind. The U.S. now has formed the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force to “standardize collection and reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena,” and know the links they may have to foreign governments as well as the threat they pose to the U.S. military.