Norio Ohga, senior advisor and former president and chairman for Sony Corp., died on April 23, 2011, in Tokyo at age 81.
"His numerous and successful endeavors were well-known both inside and outside of Sony. Witnessing Ohga-san's leadership firsthand was truly an honor, and one I continued to enjoy and benefit from in countless ways in the years that followed," said Sir Howard Stringer, current Sony chairman, CEO, and president. "It is no exaggeration to attribute Sony's evolution beyond audio and video products into music, movies and game, and subsequent transformation into a global entertainment leader to Ohga-san's foresight and vision."
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