Mark Zuckerberg the founder of online social network Facebook met Japanese prime minister Yoshihiko Noda for a brief discussion on Thursday in Tokyo.
Zuckerberg made his entrance at Noda’s residence in a Hollywood-like style surrounded by reporters and photographers.
The 27-year old who was wearing a grey suit and a blue tie told Noda that Facebook is “really committed to making a really good product” in Japan. The Asian country is the only one besides the U.S. where the company has an engineering office.
On his part, Noda thanked Zuckerberg for Facebook’s support in the aftermath of last year’s natural disasters. Facebook’s applications helped victims of the natural catastrophe communicate and international donation money flow into the country.
Facebook started slowly in Japan where people preferred other services like Mixi that allowed them to keep their anonymity, but its subscriber’s base doubled since the March 2011 quake and tsunami, to over 10 million.