There was a photo reportedly released by the Japanese navy. Yoshido Hari, a navy spokesman, said that they released the photo to confirm reports. They believe that the picture will give credence to the UFO that had been witnessed by people living in Okinawa. They will take their time and bring the aircraft up in one piece. They plan to preserve the object as much as possible.
However, this story falls apart on different levels, as ghosttheory.com points out three things.
First, the reported UFO that crashed in Okinawa is suspiciously similar to a Google Earth Image that was released months ago, which was nothing more than lens flare.
Second, a simple search of the Nippon TV site using the keyword UFO, shows no result about the reported crashed UFO.
Third, a simple search in Google shows several examples such as the so-called Okinawa UFO, a camera lens artifacts that are not even solid objects.
The question now is where exactly the photo that was released by Japanese navy? The image that is shown up in stories about the crash incident is not the object being referred.
The origin of the crash incident is still unknown but the UFO world is already mired in enough bad stories with blurry images and bad quality videos. There is no need to pull down further the credibility this field.