Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Tuesday dismissed reports that he was stopped at a Japanese airport for attempting to bring ninja stars aboard his private jet.
"Pure fiction," he told the New York Post in an email.
According to Japan's SPA! magazine, screeners at Kansai International Airport spotted the weapons inside Jobs’ carry-on luggage back in July.
The executive was making a return trip to the U.S. after taking a family vacation in Kyoto, Bloomberg News reported.
Takeshi Uno, a spokesman at Kansai airport, told Bloomberg News that a passenger using a private jet was stopped at the end of July for carrying shuriken, the Japanese word for ninja throwing stars.
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