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February 2, 2012
Kazuo Hirai Title: Sony Corp.'s corporate executive officer will become its president and chief executive officer April 1. Age: 51 Education: bachelor of liberal arts, International Christian University in Tokyo, 1984 First job at Sony: junior music marketing executive at CBS/Sony Inc., now called Sony Music Entertainment Japan PlayStation years: joined Sony's computer and video game division in 1995; promoted as president...
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February 2, 2012
Kazuo Hirai Title: Sony Corp.'s corporate executive officer will become its president and chief executive officer April 1. Age: 51 Education: bachelor of liberal arts, International Christian University in Tokyo, 1984 First job at Sony: junior music marketing executive at CBS/Sony Inc., now called Sony Music Entertainment Japan PlayStation years: joined Sony's computer and video game division in 1995; promoted as president...
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BUSINESS
October 3, 1997 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Two months ago, pop music trio Dreams Come True did something few Japanese musical groups have ever done. It dumped its record company. And Dreams Come True wasn't just any act. It is the most popular pop group in Japan, a superstar that has sold more than 22 million albums for home-grown giant Sony Corp. That number puts it in an elite category shared with only a few dozen superstars internationally. Dreams Come True signed with foreign competitor Virgin Records.
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October 3, 1997 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Two months ago, pop music trio Dreams Come True did something few Japanese musical groups have ever done. It dumped its record company. And Dreams Come True wasn't just any act. It is the most popular pop group in Japan, a superstar that has sold more than 22 million albums for home-grown giant Sony Corp. That number puts it in an elite category shared with only a few dozen superstars internationally. Dreams Come True signed with foreign competitor Virgin Records.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2004 | From Associated Press
Sony Corp.'s Japanese music unit said it would no longer sell CDs with built-in copy protection, a technology it had been pushing for two years. Sony Music Entertainment Japan spokesman Yasushi Ide said that some new CDs would no longer carry the technology starting this month and that it would be dropped altogether beginning Nov. 17. Sony shares fell 30 cents to $34.90 on the New York Stock Exchange.
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December 2, 1991 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years after beginning its precipitous drop, Japan's stock market can't seem to shake the blahs. The 225-issue Nikkei stock average sank 518 points in the first two hours of trading today as investors, concerned about a slowing world economy, declining corporate profits and an impending settlement date for futures trading, stayed clear of the market.
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March 9, 1999 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese corporate stalwart Sony Corp., in a move that effectively defines a strategy for Japan to recover from its long recession, announced a broad retrenchment today that calls for the elimination of 17,000 jobs. Sony's action is the deepest and most important restructuring in Japanese industry so far and, because of the great esteem in which Sony is held here, it is likely to serve as a model for other large Japanese companies.
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