Japanese immigration has denied entrance for American socialite Paris Hilton due to her drug offence records in the United States.
Japan has strict laws with drugs, travellers have to be mindful about that. They usually block entries for people who had recent record (for up to a few years), including offences in foreign countries.
Hilton has just pleaded guilty of drug possession and obstruction in Las Vegas a couple of days ago. Hence it’s an easy decision for the Japanese authority to send her home.
Her original schedule was an Asia tour to promote her fashion and fragrance line. That included an event in Kuala Lumpur which is just 15 minutes of drive from my home.
Not that I planned to go but she has cancelled everything instead of re-routing to continue her activities. Perhaps her team is concerned or unsure about drug laws in other countries after this experience.