Steve Jobs Disowns Japan? Not So, Says Apple

Apple calls tabloid report on ninja stars 'pure fiction'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2010 2:30 PM CDT
Apple CEO Steve Jobs displays the new AppleTV at news conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

(Newser) – No one keeps Steve Jobs away from his ninja throwing stars, at least according to a Japanese tabloid. The Apple CEO was barred from bringing the weapons aboard his private plane at a Japanese airport, and now he's vowed never to return to the country, says SPA! magazine in a report picked up by Bloomberg. Alas, Apple calls it "pure fiction," notes All Things Digital.

The official reply: “Steve did visit Japan this summer for a vacation in Kyoto, but the incidents described at the airport are pure fiction. Steve had a great time and hopes to visit Japan again soon.”

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