A pretty wacky story emerged last week, and if it hadn’t been sourced from Bloomberg, no one might have believed it. Citing a Japanese magazine called SPA!, Bloomberg reported that Steve Jobs, while vacationing in Japan with his family, had attempted to board his private plane carrying Ninja Stars he purchased in the country. As the story goes, Jobs’ Ninja Stars were found during a routine security check whereupon they were confiscated. Jobs, puzzled, subsequently asked the authorities why someone would ever want to attack their own private plane? His calls for reason unheeded, the Ninja Stars, in the end, did not make the flight back to Cupertino and Jobs vowed never to vacation in Japan again.
Pretty wild stuff, right?
Well, after the story made the rounds, Apple actually issued a statement to All Things D denying everything.
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.
So I guess Steve Jobs isn’t a Ninja after all.