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Mark Zuckerberg is the ultimate American tourist in Japan

Kwan Wei Kevin Tan   

Mark Zuckerberg is the ultimate American tourist in Japan
  • Mark Zuckerberg is having some fun in Japan.
  • Besides making and wielding a Katana, Zuckerberg also found time to dine at Japan's McDonalds.

Mark Zuckerberg is on his Asia tour and exploring Japan. And in what looks like the latest installment of the adventures of Relatable Zuck, the Meta CEO is indulging in activities that some American tourists might be all too familiar with.

The Meta chief started his trip with a Threads-worthy scenery shot of a glistening, snow-capped mountaintop.

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On Sunday, the martial arts enthusiast posted photos and videos of himself learning to make and wield a katana. The curved, single-edged blade is commonly seen in Japanese pop culture and manga, and was also featured heavily in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill."

And while it's unclear if Zuckerberg's a big fan of The Bride, he did live out the Japanese anime fantasy of taking a few quick slashes with a big sword.

"Really special afternoon learning about making katanas with master Akihira Kokaji," Zuckerberg wrote on Instagram, expressing gratitude to the seasoned sword maker.

And when it came to meals, Zuckerberg turned to an American staple — McDonalds.

"Japanese McDonald's: 10/10. Give these guys a Michelin star," he wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

The billionaire posted photos of his fast food meal, which included two burgers, fries, chicken McNuggets, and two drinks.

Then came the not-so-relatable part of Zuckerberg's trip. He met with Meta's developers in Tokyo and sat down with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to discuss AI.

Zuckerberg's winter trip to Japan looks decidedly different from Elon Musk's summer excursion to Tokyo.

Musk dubbed the August vacation "The Fast & The Fanciful: Tōkyō Drīft 2023" in a post on X. Musk also uploaded videos of himself and his son X visiting the glittery, super-Instagrammable TeamLab Planets Tokyo exhibit in Odaiba.

Zuckerberg still has more of Asia to see. A spokesperson for Zuckerberg told Bloomberg that the billionaire was in Japan for a "personal trip" and will head to South Korea on Wednesday. The Meta boss is expected to wrap up his tour of Asia in India, where he's scheduled to attend the pre-wedding celebrations for billionaire Mukesh Ambani's youngest son.

Representatives for Zuckerberg did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider sent outside regular business hours.

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