Paris Hilton refused entry to Japan
Paris Hilton has been denied entrance into Japan, two days after she pleaded guilty to a drug charge in Las Vegas.
Japan has strict immigration laws that bar entry to those convicted of drug offences, although exceptions are occasionally granted.
"I'm going back home, and I look forward to coming back to Japan in the future," a smiling Hilton told reporters before departing on her private jet.
The 29-year-old celebrity socialite was due to appear at a news conference in Tokyo to promote her fashion and fragrance lines. She arrived on Tuesday night but was stopped at the airport and spent the night at an airport hotel after being questioned by officials.
"I'm really tired," said Hilton, wearing a black baseball cap and a navy sweat suit.
Hilton also abruptly cancelled planned appearances in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Jakarta, Indonesia.
Her publicist, Dawn Miller, said Hilton plans to make the trips at a later date.
"Paris is very disappointed and fought hard to keep her business commitments and see her fans, but she is forced to postpone her commitments in Asia," she said in a statement.
"Paris understands and respects the rules and laws of the immigration authorities in Japan and fully wishes to cooperate with them."
A Japanese immigration official said she was denied entry after a total of about six hours of questioning over the two days. The country has taken a tough line with famous figures in the past.