Hil­ton can­cels her Asia tour

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Paris Hil­ton can­celed her Asia tour and re­turned home when she was de­nied en­try at Tokyo’s air­port Wed­nes­day af­ter a drug vi­o­la­tion in the U.S. — run­ning afoul of strict Ja­panese laws that have tripped up celebri­ties in­clud­ing Paul McCart­ney and Diego Maradona.

The 29-year-old celebrity so­cialite had ar­rived at Narita In­ter­na­tional Air­port, out­side the Ja­panese cap­i­tal, af­ter plead­ing guilty Mon­day to a mis­de­meanor drug charge in Las Ve­gas.

Ja­pan has strict im­mi­gra­tion laws that bar en­try to those con­victed of drug of­fenses, al­though ex­cep­tions are oc­ca­sion­ally granted.

Hil­ton also can­celed planned ap­pear­ances in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Jakarta, In­done­sia.

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