updated 10:00 am EDT, Tue September 14, 2010
Weapons caught in executive's luggage
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has vowed to never come back to Japan after an incident at Kansai International Airport near Osaka, according to a local magazine, SPA!. After going through a security scan on the way home from a July family vacation, Jobs is reported to have been caught with shuriken -- Japanese throwing stars -- in his carry-on luggage. The executive allegedly protested, saying it wouldn't make sense for him to hijack his own private plane.
It was at this point that Jobs is claimed to have told airport officials he would never return to Japan. A Kansai spokesman, Takeshi Uno, acknowledges that a passenger with a private jet was stopped at the end of July for carrying shuriken. The passenger threw the weapons away; Uno notes that there are no separate boarding procedures at the airport for people with private jets.