Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is used to entertaining prominent politicians and celebrities from all over the world, but he was particularly star-struck with Mark Zuckerberg. “It’s a funny feeling to see you here because I watched the film,” Noda told Zuckerberg, when referring to the “The Social Network” movie.
“Very different,” laughed Zuckerberg. Noda thanked Zuckerberg for the contributions that Facebook made after the earthquake and tsunami. “Japan’s the only country in the world outside the U.S. where we have an engineering office because we’re really committed to making a really good product here.”
Zuckerberg was on vacation in China before stopping by in Japan. He was going to make an appearance at Mobile Hack Tokyo, which is an event for mobile developers to meet with Facebook’s developer relations team.
This past February, Facebook launched a “Disaster Message Board” in Japan that allows people to easily stay in touch with each other. Facebook’s Japanese service allows users to show their blood type, which allows people in Japan to predict each other’s personality.