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Paris Hilton

Detained in Japan

Over Cocaine Case

9/21/2010 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Paris Hilton is a captive in a Japanese hotel tonight and can't enter the country ...  after being detained at the airport for hours over her guilty plea for cocaine possession.

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A source close to Paris tells us she flew to Japan on business and was questioned by immigration authorities as she got off the plane.  Immigration authorities are allowing Paris to stay at an airport hotel until the matter is resolved.  For her part, Paris hasn't decided whether to stay or leave.

Paris' rep tells TMZ, "Paris Hilton was delayed by immigration authorities at a Japanese airport this evening after arriving for business obligations planned many months earlier.  Paris was contractually bound to her business trip and didn't want to let down her brands and many Asian fans."

An employee at the Consulate-General of Japan in NYC tells TMZ ... Japan is strict about letting people into the country with recent drug convictions but these matters are handled "on a case by case basis."

Paris' rep added ... she will fulfill her contract but right now things are beyond her control.

We're told there was a conflict within the ranks of those who questioned Paris -- some of whom felt it was for show.


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cheyenne    

Real classy, Paris, drug charges.... I'm sure your parents are so delighted their empire will some day be in the hands of such a wise decison-making, mature, resonsible adult. Get it together already.

1388 days ago
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nani    

Good for Japan! Now can the US follow suit and kick her out too?

1388 days ago
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Jo    

Such a load of nonsense many people are speaking of what they know nothing about. That is Japanese style, I was once taken to Immigration because I could speak a little Japanese and had just spent three days in Korea, their concern was that I was there working illegally, but no, I ended up being allowed back in. Once you re-enter Japan, you're given automatically a 3 month Vacation Visa. They do everything by the book, however Paris doesn't have to stay and put up with it, she's still in 'International Territory' it was her choice to leave instead of wasting time and go back home. Who would bother? Good on her, best she be home anyway. +

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