Japan says Sayonara to Hilton
PARIS Hilton is "beyond upset" at being refused entry to Japan.
The socialite was detained at an airport hotel in Tokyo and questioned by immigration officials following her admission of two offences, drug possession and obstructing an officer, in a US court on Monday (20.09.10).
Paris - who was due to unveil her Autumn/Winter fashion collection in Tokyo today (22.09.10) - was refused entry to the country upon her arrival yesterday (21.09.10) but told she would be allowed to spend the night at a hotel while immigration officials at Narita Airport reached a final decision.
However, before a decision could be reached, Paris decided to return to the US and left the country yesterday at around 4pm.
She told reporters at the airport: "I'm going back home and I look forward to coming back to Japan in the future."
A friend added: "Paris is beyond upset as she was looking forward to this trip for months. Paris doesn't want to let down her business partners, nor her fans. Paris loves Japan and Asia and is hoping this can be sorted out so she can proceed with the meetings, store opening, and meet her fans."
As well as visiting Japan, Paris was set to head to Jakarta, Indonesia, on Friday (24.09.10) to open a Paris Hilton shop before concluding her Asian trip in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A representative for Paris said: "Paris was contractually bound to her business trip and didn't want to let down her brands and many Asian fans."
The 29-year-old star was arrested in Las Vegas in August after cocaine was found in her handbag.
On Monday she was sentenced to a year's probation and handed a $2,000 fine and 200 hours of community service for her two misdemeanour offences.
Japan generally does not allow citizens of other nations who are on probation entry to the country.