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Tokyo Correspondent — Reuters

Your Reuters correspondent in Tokyo. Previously in Helsinki.

Sony hacking highlights challenge to CEO Hirai's 'One Sony' vision

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Fred Prouser An entrance gate to Sony Pictures Entertainment at the Sony Pictures lot is pictured in Culver City, California April 14, 2013. The Japanese conglomerate is heading for its fifth net loss in six years, raising questions about its ability to hold on to businesses ranging from making television sets to movies.

Sony hacking highlights challenge to CEO Hirai's 'One Sony' vision

reuters.com — The Japanese conglomerate is heading for its fifth net loss in six years, raising questions about its ability to hold on to businesses ranging from making television sets to movies. While activist hedge fund investor Daniel Loeb has given up his call for Sony to spin off its entertainment arm, others believe it should exit weak product lines such as TVs.

As Japan gambling bill dies, South Korea holds winning hand

reviewjournal.com — TOKYO/SEOUL - South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades, a setback for companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp. that envisioned a new gaming hub rivaling Las Vegas in 2020. A bill that would have legalized casino gambling died when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament on Friday to call a snap election.

South Korea holds winning hand as Japan gambling bill dies

reuters.com — A bill that would have legalized casino gambling died when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament on Friday to call a snap election. That means lawmakers cannot pass regulatory legislation next year, making it highly unlikely any casinos will be ready in time to profit from tourists arriving for Japan's 2020 summer Olympics.

Sony aims for hefty jump in movie, TV revenue over three years

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino Various lights are cast on a logo of Sony Corp on a podium during its high resolution audio products unveiling event in Tokyo September 25, 2014. Sony Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai also told an investors conference that he plans to set mid-term growth targets for the whole company this business year.

Panasonic CEO says considering home appliance M&A in Europe

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Toru Hanai Panasonic Corp's President Kazuhiro Tsuga poses in front of company logos after an interview with Reuters in Tokyo September 4, 2013. "We need a partner who understands the European market in the white goods segment," CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga, credited for leading the company's turnaround in the past few years, told Reuters in an interview.

Japan set to indefinitely postpone casino legalization, sources say

reviewjournal.com — TOKYO - Japanese lawmakers are set to indefinitely postpone legalizing casinos as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose cabinet has been hit by a series of scandals, lacks the political leverage to pass a bill this year, sources directly involved in the process said.

Japan set to indefinitely postpone casino legalization: sources

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino/Files A logo of Japan casino school is seen as a dealer puts cards on a mock black jack casino table during a photo opportunity at an international tourism promotion symposium in Tokyo in this September 28, 2013 file photo.

Japan set to indefinitely postpone casino legalization: sources

news.yahoo.com — By Ritsuko Ando TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese lawmakers are set to indefinitely postpone legalizing casinos as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose cabinet has been hit by a series of scandals, lacks the political leverage to pass a bill this year, sources directly involved in the process said.

Tsunami-hit Miyagi mulls casino to hasten recovery

japantimes.co.jp — Business and political leaders in the northeast are betting on a casino as the brightest hope to speed reconstruction in a region battered by the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Supporters of the plan for a casino near Sendai are not publicizing their efforts yet, because they expect strong opposition from residents on the grounds that a casino would exploit victims of the disaster.
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Dec 18, 2014

Sony, hit by cyber-attack and forced to cancel "The Interview", announces (drumroll...) "Sony Global Education" goo.gl/70cpwb

Dec 17, 2014

RT @jim_finkle: Sony rep says studio is done with "The Interview" - no plans to release it in theaters on video-on-demand #HackingHollywood @Reuters

Dec 15, 2014

RT @brainpickings: The Moomin Guide to Identity and Belonging – Tove Jansson’s vintage philosophical comics on why we join groups j.mp/13q97Aj

Dec 15, 2014

Sony hacking highlights challenge to CEO Hirai's 'One Sony' vision reut.rs/1BHtzb5” w/ @reijimurai

Dec 07, 2014

our cybersecurity corro @jim_finkle reports: Sony reveals investigator comments but mum on extent of attack, suspects reut.rs/1wdATg8

Dec 03, 2014

The cyber attacks come at a bad time for Sony - after PlayStation breach and as CEO Hirai tries to grow Entertainment reut.rs/1vgd543

Dec 01, 2014

RT @jim_finkle: Sony hires Mandiant after devastating hack, FBI also investigating attack reut.rs/12iOuog

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