Paris Hilton detained at Tokyo airport, subject to more questioning

AP report on Paris Hilton’s delayed entry into Japan.

Japanese officials detained celebrity socialite Paris Hilton at the Narita International Airport on September 21, reports the Associated Press (AP) via Yahoo News. According to the report, officials are deciding whether or not to admit her in the country after she pleaded guilty to possessing drugs one day before she flew to Japan. A scheduled news conference on her fashion and fragrance lines, the reason why she went to Japan, was cancelled.

After hours of questioning the 29-year-old celebrity, authorities asked her to stay at an airport hotel, according to the AP article, which cited a report by the Kyodo News agency. Authorities will continue her immigration procedures today, September 22. The AP report reads: "Under (the) Japanese law, immigration authorities are empowered to deny entry to those who have been convicted of drug-related offenses."

Hilton’s representative Dawn Miller said in a statement reported by Reuters.com, "Paris was contractually bound to her business trip and didn’t want to let down her brands and many Asian fans. She intended on fulfilling her contract and is trying hard to do the responsible thing, but this is beyond her control. She is very disappointed."

For more on this story, log on to Yahoo News and Reuters.com.

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