PlayStation: Games & Network Services
Pictures: Movies & TV Shows
Consumer Electronics: Entertainment Technology & Services
Imaging & Sensing Solutions
Delivering Excitement, Passion, Joy and Compassion to the World.
Sony's Purpose & Values
Message from the CEO
Sony's PurposeFill the world with emotion,through the power of creativity and
Imaging and Sensing
Sony AI Inc.
Sony Innovation Fund
Technology That Inspires Emotion
Vision of Founder and Approach to Sustainability
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Response to COVID-19
Creating a world filled with emotion. For the next generation.
Interviews & Lectures
Create new values through the power of design.
Corporate Bonds & Ratings
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.
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.
The history of Sony Group is presented chronologically, product & technology milestones since the foundation until present.
Introducing key episodes of the history of Sony Group from 1945-1996.