Steve Jobs Vows To Never Visit Japan Again After Ninja Star Incident

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Update: Apple called Techland saying that the story is “pure fiction.” According to the New York Post, Steve Jobs himself has told them the same.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs was barred from taking ninja stars on board his private plane at Kansai International Airport, near Osaka, Japan. SPA! Magazine reports that the CEO said he would never visit Japan again due to this event.

Jobs was returning home to the United States from a family vacation in Kyoto and was attempting to take the ninja stars home in his carry-on luggage, according to unidentified officials at the airport and the transportation ministry. According to their report, Jobs said that it wouldn’t make sense for someone to try to hijack his own plane.

After several attempts to reach Apple, the company has not responded regarding the matter. Takeshi Uno, a spokesman at Kansai airport, spoke to Bloomberg and confirmed that there was a passenger who was stopped at the end of July for trying to take ninja throwing stars on board his private plane. The stars were removed from the passengers luggage and thrown away because of the blades. Uno did not identify Jobs as this passenger, citing the airport’s privacy policy.

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