Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Yet Another Not-Japan Story Speaks to Sony Management Failure

A Monkey Cage blog post entitled “Little mention of Japan in coverage of Sony hack” states that “the focus is much different, now that Japan isn’t viewed as a rival.” We Japanese in our turn think of it largely as an American story involving a company that happens to be owned by a Japanese company. But surely more attention would have been paid to the Japan angle if there had been more coherence and synergy between Sony Pictures Entertainment and the rest of the Sony group? In fact, wasn’t that the whole idea when Sony acquired Columbia Pictures amid all the Japan bashing?

The omissions taken together are an unspoken indictment of Sony management’s behavior over the years. 

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