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For Cliff Edwards's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Sony breakup 'long overdue,' analysts say

/ May 19, 2014

Sony breakup 'long overdue,' analysts say

One year and about $2 billion in lost market value later, it may be time for Sony Corp. to take Daniel Loeb's advice about breaking up. Even after making restructuring attempts, such as the sale of its personal computer division, Sony remains 12 percent lower ...

Sony suffering seen as prelude to Loeb-inspired revamp

/ Feb 10, 2014

Sony suffering seen as prelude to Loeb-inspired revamp

Sony Corp.'s latest earnings disappointment held a silver lining: the company's willingness to entertain some of activist investor Daniel Loeb's suggestions. And it may be just the beginning. The Tokyo-based company forecast a $1.1 billion annual loss as it sells the personal computer business and ...

Sony's Stringer calls hacker attack 'hiccup'

May 19, 2011

Sony's Stringer calls hacker attack 'hiccup'

The hacker attack that crippled Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Network and Qriocity entertainment services was "a hiccup" in the company's online strategy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer said. "Nobody's system is 100 percent secure," Stringer said Tuesday in a phone interview, his first public ...

Nintendo chief sees 'rocket start'

Jan 21, 2011

Nintendo chief sees 'rocket start'

Nintendo Co.'s president predicted a "rocket start" to U.S. sales of the 3DS hand-held game machine, boosted by the device's high-definition graphics and titles showcasing its features. "There will be not only our own software, but also third-party titles, which have the photo-realism that will ...