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Japan officials delay Paris Hilton from entering

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Television personality Paris Hilton arrives at the USOs Songs For Soldiers initiative event on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Television personality Paris Hilton arrives at the USO's 'Songs For Soldiers' initiative' event on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) (AP Photo)

Japanese officials delayed Paris Hilton's entry into the country a day after she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges in Las Vegas, the socialite's spokeswoman said.

An e-mailed statement by Hilton's rep, Dawn Miller, said the 29-year-old was delayed by immigration authorities upon her arrival Tuesday in Japan.

She was scheduled to appear at a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday to promote her fashion line, but that appearance was apparently canceled.

It was unclear where Hilton was or whether she will continue with her promotional tour. She was scheduled to visit several other countries, including Indonesia and Malaysia.

The trip had been planned before Hilton's arrest last month in Las Vegas after an officer found a small amount of cocaine in her purse. She pleaded guilty Monday to drug possession and obstructing an officer and was placed on informal probation for one year.

The terms of her sentence did not restrict travel overseas.

"Paris was contractually bound to her business trip and didn't want to let down her brands and many Asian fans," the Miller's statement said. "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 by tonight's events."

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