Masaru Ibuka

Ibuka graduated from Waseda University in 1933, he then went to work at Photo-Chemical Laboratory, a company which processed movie film, and later served in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, being a member of the Imperial Navy Wartime Research Committee. Continue reading

The Pocket Transistor Radio

First introduced in 1957, was a Pocket Transistor Radio manufactured by Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, now Sony KK). Continue reading

Akio Morita

Akio Morita was born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. Morita's family was involved in sake, miso and soy sauce production in the village of Kosugaya (currently a part of Tokoname City) on the western coast of Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture since 1665. Continue reading

Japanese company to sell stock on United States stock exchanges

Sony KK, was the first Japanese company to sell stock on United States stock exchanges. Continue reading

Walkman, First personal stereo cassette player

The Walkman, designed by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita, founders of the consumer electronics manufacturer Sony KK of Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading

Ultraviolet solid-state laser

In late 1993 the Sony KK of Tokyo, Japan, announced they developed an Ultraviolet solid-state laser, capable of generated a continuous 1-watt wave beam at a 266 nano-meters wavelength. Continue reading