The Thai Prime Minister has confirmed that the Japanese government has indeed banned former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from entering its country, as he is considered a fugitive.  The United States government is also rumored to be considering revoking Thaksin's visa.  The United Kingdom was the first country to blacklist the billionaire, soon after he had been convicted of corruption and sentenced to two years in prison.  Since then, Thaksin has been traveling from one country to another. Currently, his whereabouts are unknown. However, he still makes frequent phone-interviews to thousands of his supporters during their mass gatherings, typically held in the northeastern region.
The Nation