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Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, left, gestures at her interpreter (not seen) during a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday.

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"It's Complicated"

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This is called facebookgagnam style dance. Women does it in a sitting position, crossing the legs to left and showing the thigh to friend half open, then put the hands to left side and try to stand up while singing the GA GA GA FA FA FE FE FE...

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Not very open and warm body language between these two.

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Try backing a winner, Shinzo

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Funzo looks half asleep.

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Finished updating history textbooks, on onto updating Facebook history?

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Facebook in Japan....a great way for Japanese people to share photos of dogs in clothes, bowls of pasta, and cakes. Oh, and nothing about themselves!

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Funzo looks half asleep.

He always does - reminds me of a zombie.

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Shinzo: You have a friend request from Toru Hashimoto: Accept or Decline?

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Sandberg: "...1. Allow people to register for our service FOR FREE 2. allow registered users to seek and communicate with registered friends FOR FREE 3. ?????? 4. PROFIT."

Abe: "We've got Otemachi's top investment bankers working 24/7 trying to figure out what you just said."

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Sandberg (to translator): "Please tell him we won't turn over his private info or metadata to the US gov't. if he registers on Facebook. Promise."

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Why is he wasting his time talking to her?

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Ol' Honest Abe has nothing to hide, so he is thinking of becoming a heavy user of Facebook. US Govt. has already spied out all of his secrets. As for Cheryl, she is not flattered by this picture.

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Oh, and nothing about themselves!

Well, hehe. those using Facebook as their personal diary, telling people -everything- that's happening in their daily life, i.e stuff like "I'm eating a sandwich right now!" aren't much better, imo.

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Abe's translator is smirking to herself and updating her status: "LOL in a LAME meeting, but Facebook rep can't trawl my written data FTW!!"

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Why were they meeting? More info please, teaching Abe how to use facebook?

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Given how much Abe used Facebook (borderline illegal at best in Japan) during the lower house election campaign, he's probably saying "thanks".

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If Abe matriculated at UCLA -- as he claimed on his resume -- what the h**l does he need an English interpreter for?

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I like his Salary man suit, and the fact that a Prime Minister needs an interpreter in the most commonly used Language in the world.

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More...INTENSITY!

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Do not let this little smiling face fool you. She is very smart and a problem solver.

She is now advocating for women's equal opportunity and employment in career development.. She believes no countries will advance unless the government is willing to support women.. This is something Japan has been very poor at while the Japanesae demography is changing. Listen up, Japan!!!

I would not be too surprised if she will run for the US Senate in the future.

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I bet this was a beneficial meeting.

yyj72 - Could you do it slower... and with more... INTENSITY!

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@globqlmacher: She is too smart and too successful to change her to a very little paid politician. She knows how to manipulate many politicians though, US politicians usually have attorney background, no experience in successful business background. She differs.

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toshikoJul. 02, 2013 - 10:50PM JST

@globqlmacher: She is too smart and too successful to change her to a very little paid politician

Contrary to what you said, she already has already worked for Larry Sommers in Washington.

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VirtuosoJul. 02, 2013 - 08:48PM JST

If Abe matriculated at UCLA -- as he claimed on his resume -- what the h**l does he need an English interpreter for?

I always wonder the same.

Koizumi matriculated from LSE (London School of Economics) and was famous among international circles for being the worst English speaker at G8 meetings and Hatoyama, who supposedly studied his doctorate at Stanford, was useless as a communicator in English. Miyuki, his wife and a californian waitress, put him to shame.

Something very suspicious about these japanese elites putting their international experiences on their resumes.

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Facebook bores me to tears.

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choiwaruoyajiJul. 02, 2013 - 11:47PM JST

Facebook bores me to tears.

Your contribution in critical thinking to the Facebook will make it interesting. Thanks.

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Your contribution in critical thinking to the Facebook will make it interesting.

Facebook is for teenagers and immature adults.

I can't understand anyone over 25 wasting time on that rubbish.

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She never worked as a politician. She worked for Larry to help to solve Asin crisis, her entire carrier never had been a politician starting from management consultant at Mckay in 1991. She was recruited to Google as a VP in 2001 and Facebook in 2007. She has MBA from Harvard. Her specialty is in on-line Sales and Operation field and never in politics.

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Facebook bores me to tears.

I can't understand anyone over 25 wasting time on that rubbish.

Facebook is great for keeping in touch with far-flung friends and relatives. You make your own FB, by choosing your 'friends'. If you find it 'rubbish', maybe it's because you've chosen rubbish friends? Or you aren't interested in your friends? (Then why are they your friends?)

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Abe is thinking, "I will not look at the gams of that foreign dame".

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That blue ribbon on Abe's left shoulder... Is he actually wearing a nameplate with "Prime minister" on it? That would be funny and sad....

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Facebook is great for keeping in touch with far-flung friends and relatives.

No.

I don't want to see the tedious minutiae of my friends' every day lives.

Nor bore people with mine.

Facebook seems to encourage people to share trivial nonsense.

And also seems to encourage a strange sort of bragging... "look at the wonderful things I've been doing while you've been spending boring days"

Well, actually, certain posters on here seem to fit that mindset.

They seem to view almost any thread as an excuse to crow about how wonderful their lives are.

Maybe that's why they also like Facebook.

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I don't want to see the tedious minutiae of my friends' every day lives.

Then don't friend people who post the tedious minutiae of their everyday lives. Don't friend people you find tedious.

But hey, different strokes, right? If you're not interested, you're not interested. Doesn't mean it doesn't have value for other folk.

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Facebook bores me to tears.

I can't understand anyone over 25 wasting time on that rubbish.

Facebook is great for keeping in touch with far-flung friends and relatives.

Facebook is a great FREE tool for small business.

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Facebook isn't Sheryl Sandberg's biggest contribution to the world to date (though it's no small potatoes). Her book Lean In which articulates what women need to do to sit at the table and be counted equal among men is. I hope it is translated into Japanese and that men and women in Japan will read it, discuss it together and work for a more equitable and gratifying way of working together.

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Last numbers ofr Facebook users in USA was 2 billion. Some users have more than 1 or 2 accounts, She promotes working mothers; cause. In Japan, there was a time when men resigned and moved to another company if they had to work with women in same position. That was one more reasons Japan Inc. liked USA expansion, Are they employing college educates women in Japan? Japan has shortage in employees yet. So, Sandgerg;s book could be hard to understand but phily 1 suggestion is excellent for employee shortage Japan. BTW, I am used to see ladies picture with bikini top and brief at Las Vegas Convention Centers beside Madpnna and Lady GaGa. Too hot here (216degrees f - 50degrees C?). We know visitors, They don;t carry water jar. She looks nice for her age with full clothes. Cool in Tokyo.

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2 Billion Facebook users in a country with 300 million residents. I am truly impressed with the USA.

Might want to recheck your facts and posting style many inconsistencies in them.

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@IT'ME: I checked local channels (3 CNN, 3 Fox, ABC, 2 CBS, it is more than 2 billion. Free to enroll FACEBOOK in USA. Example is one for JT, one for Amazon, one for Zappo, one for Walmart, etc. Beside that, if you have children, they usually have their accounts (manga, dragon games, etc: Why free? Ad income. Corporationws have manu accounts, too. Grocery stores and Walmarts are big accounts for Facebook. It is cheaper to use Facebook than sponsoring TV program ads because many viewers switch TV ad to other TV programs. Your remote will take care to skipping ads.

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Toshiko.

Facebook has 2 billion users globally NOT in the USA, that is my point. Unless every US citizen has multiple Facebook accounts.

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Abe and Sandy probably talked in English. So, Abe's aid looks bored and Sandy''s aid even did not show the face on the picture. Before Abe enrolled in UCLA. he studied English to ensure he would be OK in UCLA. In so, Calif, there are too many different minorities that white people were mjnors (even now). Sandy has MBA from Harvard so she must have understood Japanese speaking English. Many Japanese attend Harvard,

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