Akio Morita


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Akio Morita

A businessman who co-founded Sony. Trained in the family business of soy and sake, Morita established what became Sony in 1946 with Masaru Ibuka, whom he met during World War II. In 1950, Sony introduced the first tape recorder in Japan and went on to become a major electronics company. Morita remained chairman of Sony until 1994. He lived from 1921 until 1999.
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Morita, the nephew of Sony founder Akio Morita, told reporters software games are in the works, mostly for early next year, including a revamped ''Dragon Quest,'' a game series that is extremely popular with Japanese.
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Chaudhuri had also referred to how Akio Morita, founder of the Japanese electronics giant Sony, started his company with the big dream to have his country's flag flutter high on US soil.
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