Fill The World With Emotion, Through The Power Of Creativity & Technology.
In 1946, Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K. (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, The predecessor of Sony Group Corporation) started as a small company with capital of just 190,000 yen and approximately 20 employees. Founder Masaru Ibuka said the purpose of setting up the company was to "establish an ideal factory that stresses a spirit of freedom and open mindedness that will, through technology, contribute to Japanese culture." Symbolizing Sony's spirit of challenge to "do what has never been done before," the company has continued to release countless "Japan's first" and "world's first" products. The Founding Prospectus Founder Masaru Ibuka drew up the Founding Prospectus of Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation in January 1946. It is still handed down as the origin of the Sony Group.
Open A New Path.
Carrying On The Sony Spirit.
As a creative entertainment company, Sony seeks to use AI technology to unleash the potential of human creativity. For artists and creators who produce entertainment, this means supporting efforts to raise their creativity to the next level. And for people who enjoy entertainment, Sony aspires to transform their lifestyles. Our AI innovations will create new culture which brings more inspiration to people's lives. Sony is also breaking into new fields like agriculture, medicine, and education with initiatives for a sustainable society on the global scale.
One of the decisions Sony made in order to expand its business globally was to become the first Japanese company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, in 1970. Ever since, Sony has engaged with investors around the world and continued to strengthen its interaction with capital markets in the U.S., a global leader in the entertainment industry, bringing about the diversification of Sony's business beyond electronics and into the entertainment arena with music, pictures and games. This history forms the foundation of the Sony Group's identity as a "creative entertainment company with a solid foundation of technology."
"We want to use our technology for the benefit of the world." Inspired by this ideal, Sony founder Masaru Ibuka and his colleagues started out by working to support people after the war, repairing radios and developing converters for listening to shortwave news broadcasts, at the research laboratory that would lead to the formation of their own company. This year, 75 years after the establishment of Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo, Sony has changed its name to Sony Group Corporation and embarked on a new management structure.