Sony Corp. chief executive Kazuo Hirai speaks to reporters at his office in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 17, 2012. Sony, the struggling Japanese electronics and entertainment company, is headed

 

              Sony Corp. chief executive Kazuo Hirai speaks to reporters at his office in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 17, 2012. Sony, the struggling Japanese electronics and entertainment company, is headed
Sony Corp. chief executive Kazuo Hirai speaks to reporters at his office in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 17, 2012. Sony, the struggling Japanese electronics and entertainment company, is headed in the right direction although its comeback is not yet complete, Hirai said Thursday. Hirai told reporters that Sony is now more nimble and focused under his leadership which began nine months ago. Sony has lost money for the past four years, and has fallen behind powerful rivals such as Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. in profitability and innovation. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)