Last night there was a meeting of two giants: Danny Choo, King of Otaku Stormtroopers, and Masayoshi Son, Softbank CEO and the richest man in Japan.

Son was speaking at the official launch party of the iPhone 3GS in Japan on 26th June 2009, in Ometesando. In the video, Mr. Son is seen talking about the many benefits of the iPhone, one of which he has had for a couple of weeks. He also presents the audience with two gifts – little Softbank dog mascots to hang from their mobile phones, and iTunes gift certificates.

Following the countdown to zero, Son turns to leave the stage, but it met by a Stormtrooper (Danny Choo) who suggests that they have their photo taken together. Assembled photographers are clearly delighted by this photo opportunity, and Mr. Son seemed to take it all in his stride!

n.b. Danny’s bit is 4:47 into the clip

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