One month after the U.S. Department of Defense issued similar guidelines, Japan’s Ministry of Defense has issued official protocols for Japanese defense personnel to report encounters with UFOs. The instructions were announced by Defense Minister Tarō Kōno on September 28, urging members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) to record
As part of the planned release of a new batch of declassified UFO documents by the British Ministry of Defense next March, eighteen files referring to the Rendlesham Forest incident in 1980 are expected to be included. UFO investigators are hoping that these papers will be the evidence needed to prove that contact between aliens and USAF personnel from the nearby Bentwaters AFB occurred during that incident.
These files have been the focus of a campaign by UFO researchers, headed by Lord Black of Brentwood, to have them declassified and released to the National Archives. They were slated to have been released in 2013, but the MoD delayed them, citing the need for further "additional processing requirements."