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Sony begins restoring PlayStation Network

Sony said it had begun restoration of its PlayStation Network games service on Sunday, almost a month after a massive security breach.

Sony: 25m more accounts at risk in new data hack

Sony CEO Howard Stringer faced criticism of his leadership after the consumer electronics giant revealed a second massive security breach.

Sony to resume some PlayStation services

Sony said it would resume some services on its PlayStation Network this week and offer incentives to customers to prevent them turning to competitors.

Panasonic said to cut 40 000 workers

Japanese consumer electronics giant Panasonic will slash 40 000 jobs over the next two years in a bid to pare costs and keep up with competition.

Sony to take on Apple with launch of first tablet PCs

Sony, a laggard in the tablet market, unveiled its first tablet computers in an attempt to grab second place in the market from Apple's iPad.

Supply-chain woes hit more Sony plants

A shortage of parts will force Sony to cut production or suspend output at five more plants in Japan following the country's catastrophic earthquake.

Japan manufacturers tumble on quake uncertainty

Shares in Japanese manufacturers tumbled in the aftermath of Friday's earthquake, as companies struggled to gather information from the stricken area.

Sony promotes Hirai, possible successor to CEO

Sony said it would promote Kazuo Hirai as the head of the company's biggest division, a realignment that signals he could be a successor to the CEO.

Japan Democrats take power, tough challenges loom

Japan's next leader, Yukio Hatoyama, faced the task on Monday of forming a government to tackle challenges such as record unemployment.

Somali pirates hijack more vessels, India launches attack

India said it had destroyed a Somali pirate vessel in the Gulf of Aden as other Asian nations on Wednesday mulled sending navies to the area.

Japan’s ‘perfect’ lover celebrates 1 000th birthday

A serial seducer who enchants aristocratic women with poems on scented paper and gifts of luxurious kimono, Genji turns 1 000 this year, his appeal to readers undiminished. Schoolchildren still study parts of the work and three major English translations have brought international acclaim for the author known as Murasaki Shikibu.

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