Facebook's Zuckerberg meets Japan's prime minister

Mar 29, 2012
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, talks with Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in front of a monitor displaying a facebook page of Prime Minister's Office of Japan as they meet at the latter's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, March 29, 2012. Zuckerberg said Japan's tsunami has inspired him to seek more ways for his ubiquitous social media platform to help people hit by natural disasters. Zuckerberg told Noda that he believes Facebook can be used to keep people in disasters in touch with each other and provide crucial information in a time of crisis. (AP Photo/Yuriko Nakao, Pool)

(AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Japan's massive tsunami inspired him to seek more ways for his social network to help people hit by natural disasters.

Zuckerberg, who is visiting Japan, told Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda that he believes can be used to help people in disasters keep in touch and provide them with crucial information.

He did not go into details during the brief meeting Thursday. Noda expressed his appreciation and said he felt odd meeting the young entrepreneur after seeing the hit movie "The Social Network," which was based on Zuckerberg's life and the legal problems he had with others during Facebook's early days.

Laughing, Zuckerberg said the Hollywood portrayal of him wasn't completely on target.

"Very different," he said.

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