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Akio Morita

Akio MORITA, business executive. Award for Int; Medal, Royal Society Institute Council, Morgan Guaranty Trust Company. Japanese businessman and co-founder of Sony Corporation along with Masaru Ibuka.

Background

  • MORITA, Akio was born on January 26, 1921 in Nagoya. Son of S. Kyuzaemon and Shuko (Toda) Morita.

  • Education

    • Osaka Imperial University.

    Career

    • Executive Manager Director 1958-1959, Executive Vice-President 1959-1971, President 1971, President, and Chief Executive Officer 1971-1976, Chair, of Board and Chief Executive Officer since 1976. President SONY Corporation, America 1960-1966, Chair, of Board 1966-1974, President 1968-1971, Chair, of Finance Committee 1977-1981. Chairman Executive Committee SONY Corporation of America 1974-1977, since 1981.

      Director IBM World Trade Americas/Far East Corporation 1972-1977. Director Pan American World Airways Inc. 1980; Chairman Committee on Institute Investment and Technology Change (IITEC), Keidanren (Federation Economics Organizations) since 1981.

    Works

    • Gakureki Muyouron 1966, Shin Zitsuryoku Shugi (with Shintano Ishikara 1969, Made in Japan 1986, The Japan that can Say No 1989.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: The Trilateral Commission

    Religion

    Denomination: Buddhist

    Views

    Quotations: Move forward and do what you think is best. If you make a mistake, you’ll learn something. But don’t make the same mistake twice.

    You can be totally rational with a machine. But if you work with people, sometimes logic often has to take a backseat to understanding.

    Membership

    Institute Council, Morgan Guaranty Trust Company.
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (honorary)

    • The Keidanren (Japan Federation Economic Organizations) vice chairman 1986-92/
      1986 - 1992

    Personality

    Interests

    Sport & Clubs: Tennis

    Business, physics, science.

    Author of books:

    Made in Japan: Akio Morita and Sony (1986, memoir)

    Connections

    • father: S. Kyuzaemon
    • mother: Shuko (Toda) Morita
    • spouse: Yoshiko Kamei
    Akio Morita
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    Born January 26, 1921
    Died October 3, 1999
    (aged 78)
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    • 1944
      Osaka Imperial University
    • 1993
      University Illinois
    • 1946 - 1994
      Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K. (now Sony Corporation)
    • May 7, 1946 - 1994
      Co-founder Tokyo Telecomm. Engineer. Sony chaiman, Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K. (now Sony Corporation)
      Tokio, Tokyo, Japan
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      • Gakureki Muyouron 1966, Shin Zitsuryoku Shugi (with Shintano Ishikara 1969, Made in Japan 1986, The Japan that can Say No 1989.
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