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Time for Japan to get real on UFO intelligence sharing

With humans likely the threat, Tokyo needs to lend its eyes on the sky

People look at the night sky using night vision goggles during an UFO tour in the desert outside Sedona in the U.S. state of Arizona.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Gone are the days when UFO stories were dismissed as crackpot pseudoscience. Today, they are an emerging field of public policy debate.

A recent U.S. report on unidentified flying objects, or what the intelligence community calls unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), has brought these mysterious sightings into the realm of serious discussion on national security.

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