Norio Ohga


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Norio Ohga

A Japanese businessman who lived from 1930 to 2011. A musician and engineer by training, he served as president of Sony from 1982 to 1995, and as chairman of the board until 2000. He was instrumental in the development of the compact disc.
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As Japan's seemingly unstoppable economy expanded through the 1980s, Sony remained the consumer electronics benchmark as Morita handed over the creative mantle to maverick Norio Ohga, a trained opera singer who caught the founder's attention by writing to complain about the quality of Sony's audio tapes.
At the age of 81, Norio Ohga, the former president and chairman of Sony, who was credited with developing the compact disc, has died aged 81, the company has said.
Norio Ohga, who led the development of the first ever compact disc, died over the weekend of multiple organ failure at the age of 81 in his native Tokyo,
Norio Ohga (pictured), the firm's president and chairman from 1982 to 1995, has passed away of multiple organ failure at the age 81.
But Sony president Norio Ohga insisted on a 12-centimeter, 16-bit format that offered 74 minutes of music.
President and Chairman Norio Ohga and former Pioneer Corp.
6 billion yen in retirement allowances to Norio Ohga, Sony's former president and chairman, to about 100 million yen.
Chairman Norio Ohga in a key speech to the nation on Sunday for his advice that the government should spend more to promote cultural and artistic activities.
JAPAN: Norio Ohga, the chairman of the board of the Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate Sony Corporation, suffered a brain haemorrhage while conducting an orchestra at a music festival in China.
Commenting on today's opening, Sony Corporation chairman Norio Ohga said, "Sony's relationship with the Exploratorium dates back to 1987, when our founders, the late Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita, first visited this museum.
Idei took the reigns from Norio Ohga, who relinquished that role but will remain chairman of the company.