Just to show that the Japanese authorities still don't mess around when it comes to drugs and past drug abuse, they have denied Paris Hilton entry to Japan!
As AP reports:
American celebrity Paris Hilton, who is on probation for drug possession, left Japan on a chartered plane for the United States on Wednesday as she dropped her request for entry to Japan following questioning by immigration authorities. Hilton, 29, appeared at a departure gate wearing a T-shirt and sunglasses and told reporters that she was very tired. The great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels, was questioned by officials of the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau after arriving on a chartered flight at Narita International Airport on Tuesday evening, and spent the night at a hotel at the airport.
I am not making any commentary about the absurd "War on Drugs" or whether or not marijuana, for example, is good or bad. My entire point is that, in Japan, they are very strict about this sort of thing, regardless of what you or I think.
If you want to do drugs or have a past criminal record concerning drugs, don't even bother coming to Japan... Even if your daddy is one of the richest men in the world.
The Japanese authorities threw Paul McCartney into jail for marijuana before, they'll certainly throw you in jail too if you come to Japan and cause any sort of hijinks.
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