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Sony Corporation – Who founded Sony Corporation?

Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Konan, Minato, Tokyo. Its diversified business includes consumer and professional electronics, gaming, entertainment and financial services. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.

Sony began in the wake of World War II. In 1946, Masaru Ibuka started an electronics shop in a department store building in Tokyo. In May 1946, Ibuka was joined by Akio Morita to establish a company called Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo. The company built Japan´s first tape recorder, called the Type-G. In 1958, the company changed its name to "Sony".

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The name "Sony" was chosen for the brand as a mix of two words: one was the Latin word "sonus", which is the root of sonic and sound, and the other was "sonny", a common slang term used in 1950s America to call a young boy.

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