Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg met with Japanese prime minister Yoshihiko Noda Thursday.
Facebook wunderkind (and CEO) Mark Zuckerberg is still in Asia and the next stop on his tour was Japan, where the Facebook founder met with Japanese prime minister Yoshihiko Noda.
Zuckerberg said that Japan's tsunami helped him understand that Facebook could be a help to people in natural disasters by keeping them in touch with the world and providing them with important updates, according to the Associated Press. Facebook users in Japan have more than doubled in the last six months to 13.5 million, Zuckerberg told the Japanese press.
Although the two briefly discussed the topic of Facebook and the tsunami, the meeting seemed to be a superficial press conference with little detail shared. Instead, Noda said he "felt odd" meeting the young entrepreneur after seeing the film, 'The Social Network.'"
Perhaps Noda was, like many in the audience, surprised to learn of some of Zuckerberg's legal problems and unfairness to friend and partner, Eduardo Saverin.
Laughing, Zuckerberg said the Hollywood portrayal of him wasn't completely on target. "Very different," he said.